Our Big Day and Wedding Invitations

I’ve been making wedding invitations and stationery since the age of 17, when I started working at a small craft shop, spending all day making cards and playing with new craft tools was great (I did do a bit of work in between playing!)

For my own wedding I created everything from invites, to place cards, to table plans. Here is just a few photos of the bits and pieces I made. The theme was chocolate…this went down very well with the guests, except for the fact that by the time starters came out everyone had stuffed themselves on their bowls of choccies!

Thanks to Andy Casey for the photographs.

Starting with my freestanding frame table plan, I got an old frame from a strap yard and painted it, stuck my table plan on mounted card and ribbon and then added Angel Hair behind the frame.

The place cards looked great, but were a nightmare to make (you try cutting slits into 50+ corks!) but at least we got to drink a lot of wine to make this happen.

For the table settings we also made all the favours, set up the cameras, made the table names and provided bowls of chocolates for each table, depending on the name of the table. I tried to give all my favourite people their favourite chocolates…so the top table obviously had Lindt!

Finally, our wedding invitations, a simple design using chocolate brown card, stripped onto Ivory hammered card with brown chocolate hearts.

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5 thoughts on “Our Big Day and Wedding Invitations

  • August 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Beautiful! I would love to make wedding stationary but I have no idea where to start! Any advice?

    • August 21, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Hi Jill,
      Well you already look quite creative so it should be easy to pick it up, my tip is keep it simple. Less is more in the case of wedding stationery. Get a heart punch (as this is the most common shape for weddings) and a folding board and bone folder, these will be invaluable. Otherwise, just get ideas from the net, try out a couple of designs and play around. I find that even if I have loads of examples, people always want something different so it doesn’t matter how many ideas you have, wait until someone asks you to make them and then play around with their ideas 🙂
      Hope it helps! If you need any more advice let me know!

      • August 22, 2013 at 7:18 am

        Thanks Emma. I appreciate the advice. I love tinkering around making cards but I’m not really sure how to take that a step further and produce large volumes. How do you source your materials?

        • August 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm

          The best way to produce things in bulk is not to make one and then move onto the next, create a production line, so cut out all of one bit 50+ times, then another bit, then stick them all together, then cut another bit and so on, this way instead of it taking you 20+minutes to make 1 card it will take only a couple of days to make 100+ cards. I find that for wedding stationery most things are in bulk anyway in regards to stickers, it usually just card that you need to purchase in bulk. I shop at paper mill direct, mainly because I used to work in one of their stores and so I know their card is good quality. But most large craft stores have paper stock you can by in boxes. If you need any other tips let me know and maybe I can do a full blog post on it 🙂

          • August 24, 2013 at 8:41 am

            Tanks again for the advice. I’m certainly always interested when people write posts full of tips and advice – it’s lovely to know that there are so many talented people out there sharing their knowledge for free!

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