As soon as we got engaged and started to plan our wedding, I knew that I wanted to make our wedding invitations, and all of our other wedding stationery. And I’m so glad that I did as it saved us a lot of money; money that could be spent on other wedding things!
When I was looking online for wedding inspiration (10+ years ago now!), I kept coming across pocketfold wedding invitations which I really loved the style of. They were not so popular in the UK back then, and I had some trouble sourcing blank pocketfolds. When I finally found some I was ever so excited!
However, way before deciding on anything for our wedding, we sent out Save The Date cards as our wedding was going to be on a Wednesday and we wanted to give plenty of notice. I made them myself, printing them on magnetic card and sending out to all our guests.
Because I designed these before anything else, they don’t really match the rest of our stationery, but hey ho – they did the job they were made to do!
Right, back to the invitations, and more specifically, the day time invitations. I just loved how they turned out, and still do. If I was making them now, there might be a few font changes (I had used Angelina, Adorable and Trebuchet MS throughout), but that’s all I would change!
Most pieces of stationery were printed onto white paper then mounted onto either purple or black card (or both!). I had such a struggle finding the exact purple that I wanted. I am so fussy when it comes to the colour purple!
I eventually found the most gorgeous purple card in a craft shop, but it was A1 in size – that is HUGE! So I painstakingly cut everything down to size, by hand with a paper trimmer. I really could have done with my Cricut back then!
As I mentioned, we had pocketfold invitations. The inside left, held the invitation itself with , and the pocket on the right housed four cards – one each for directions, information, photography and RSVP. I remember meticulously working out the size of each piece of card so that they would fit together nicely! I used swirly graphics and tiny purple gemstones throughout.
(Once again, I apologise for bad photography, I know how awfully blurry these photos are!)
- The Directions card, gave, of course, the address details and directions to the venue, along with a map.
- The Information card had accommodation recommendations, taxi numbers, gift list number and order of the day, among a couple of other pieces of info.
- The Photography card explained how we would love to see guests’ photos, and gave directions for them to upload them to our online photobox, or to pop them on a disc (which we provided) and send them to us. Nowadays photos would be shared super quickly on social media I’m sure!
- The RSVP card had details of how to reply.
The evening invitations were a lot simpler in that they were a single card, designed with similar flourishes and gemstones, then mounted onto purple and black card.
When I look at the wedding invitations that I made, with so much love, care and attention, it still makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside!
Our Wedding Day Index
- Our Wedding Venue
- Our Wedding Invitations
- Our Wedding Stationery
- Our Wedding Jewellery
- Our Wedding Favors
- Our Wedding Attendants’ Gifts
- Our Wedding Memories & Keepsakes
- Our Wedding Flowers
- Our Wedding Cake
- Our Wedding Candy Buffet
- Our Wedding Food
- Our Wedding Attendants
- Our Wedding – The Groom
- Our Wedding – The Bride
- Our Wedding Music
- Our Wedding Entertainment
- Our Wedding Dining Tables
- Our Big Day!
After Our Wedding Day…