Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vintage Inspired Wedding Invitations

It's almost wedding time! I discovered wedding invitations can be incredibly expensive. I decided to save a little money and make my own. As an added benefit, I got to explore my creativity and add my own personal touch to my invites. I was able to make 120 invites for $90. I consider this a great deal considering many invitation sets I looked at cost about $4 a piece!

 Here is the run-down on how I made them.

I started out with this wonderful vintage scrapbook paper I found at Hobby Lobby.




Once I picked out my envelopes, I cut the paper down to size to make sure the invitation would fit properly inside. I printed out the actual invitation on rustic looking brown paper. I used my handy dandy paper cutter to make sure all edges were straight.


Then I punched two holes in the invite and scrapbook paper with this cute heart shaped hole punch. As an added bonus, I kept all of the paper heart cutouts to use as confetti at the wedding!



I purchased a few rolls of ribbon at Hobby Lobby (during an awesome 50% off sale!). I ran out of ribbon and decided to tie the invitations with some scrap lace and ribbon I had at home. It added a little more individuality and saved me a little more money! Here are a few pictures of what the invites look like once they are tied together:





And the back:



I also made my own RSVP cards and DJ request cards.



I also made these little reminder tags with our wedding date and information.



And there we have it...120 hand made invitations later....



And two worn out Chiweenies! (Although they didn't do much work...)






Linked up at: The Thrifty Home , Creative Blog, Making the World Cuter

32 comments:

  1. Very beautiful! They turned out so nice. Best wishes to you!

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  2. Simply Gorgeous!! And what a cool thing to be able to say that you made them yourself. Here's too many happy years together. My husband and I are celebrating our 31st on August 1st.

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    1. Aww thank you! Congrats on your anniversary! Marriage is truly something special. I look forward to many years with my soon to be hubby!

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  3. Omgoodness they came out beautiful!! Love the vintage theme. Thanks so much for sharing on my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Paula! Hopefully I can inspire other brides on a budget :)

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  4. These are AWESOME! I found that red and black pack of paper too and I just can't decide what to do with it/ I love it too much and don't want to waste it:) Thanks for linking up, girl!
    xxx
    Kim

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    1. Thanks Kim! This wasn't even my original idea for the invitations, but I fell in love with that paper and just had to use it!

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  5. Very cute! Love the cards!

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  6. Nice! I really love the backs too!

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    1. Thanks so much! I just LOVE the 2 sided paper!

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  7. They really gave out beautiful, and the backs look so pretty too! Love the invitations. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success

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  8. I also wanted to let you know that I noticed you link photo's didn't show up, so I have corrected to show a photos from each post.

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliment and thank you for fixing those links! I don't know what the problem is, sometimes they work fine and other times I have issues. Darn technology! :)

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  9. Love your invites - so nice to have your own personal touch on them! Great budget too!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! I couldn't believe how expensive some of the invites were! I'm kind of picky, so I figured I might as well do these myself! :)

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  10. They look AMAZING

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  11. They look AMAZING

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  12. Love these! I am visiting from the sassy sites link party. I am you newest follower via FB! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on with a Cricut Machine! It's only got a few hours left on it so hurry over and enter!

    Robin

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    1. You have been followed! :) Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway, I have been dying to get one of these!

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  13. Beautiful! I love how they turned out. Good luck with the wedding. Thanks for linking up on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back again this week with some more of you great ideas.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely be back :)

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  14. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/08/show-your-stuff-35.html

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  15. Beautiful DIY! I love the vintage look! :)

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  16. These are gorgeous! And I just adore this paper! I am featuring these at the Pink Hippo Party tomorrow!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Thank you! That is so awesome!!! :)

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  17. What type of envelopes did you use to send these out?

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    1. I used a brown paper bag colored envelope from hobby lobby. It was the largest one they had. I wish I had the dimensions for you, but I don't.

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  18. What type of envelopes did you use to send these out?

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