A handmade wedding invitation card with a carefully selected envelope liner will delight any guest you invite to your wedding. It lets your personality and individual style shine through, whilst providing a creative edge to ensure your wedding will be unique. Equally, it’s a great way to save money if you are working to a budget.
To get started, you will need:
- A4 card, plain and patterned paper.
- Envelopes & Pocket Fold Envelopes.
- Embellishments such as ribbons or flowers.
- A printer.
Creating Your Wedding Invitation Card
First of all you will need to decide which materials you want to use for your invitations. Think about colour schemes, themes and style. Use different sources for inspiration. When choosing card, always go for at least 200 GSM in weight.
Customise the template of the invitation with wording, fonts and colours. Decide on the printing size and print out two templates per sheet. You can then cut them down to your preferred size. Consider using a rotary trimmer to ensure that you get straight and even edges.
Place the invitation in the centre of your decorative card and glue carefully into place. Attach any decorative finishes and embellishments to the card to make it pretty and stand out. Vellum paper flowers and a delicate ribbon can make a wonderful, romantic addition to any homemade wedding invitation card, for example.
Making your Envelope Liner
Once you are happy with your invitations, it’s time to line the envelopes. This can create a really unique and personalised touch.
Line the envelope by cutting your paper to the width and height of the envelope. Check the paper fits by slipping it inside. Make a pencil mark on the top edge of the envelope, just below the sticky strip. Cut excess paper away to reveal the sticky strip. Trim the edges so the paper fits neatly inside. Glue the paper in place to the top flap of the envelope.
Finally, place your wedding invitation card inside the envelope and seal it. All that’s now left to do is send your cards off and await those all-important RSVPs!