Types of Wedding Favours for the Big Day

Types of Wedding Favours for the Big Day

Guests will love homemade DIY wedding favours from the bride and groom on the wedding day. What’s more, as they can be made in advance you can enlist friends and family to help!

Here are some unique wedding favour ideas we’ve created for you to make all your own:

What are Wedding Favours?

The tradition of giving wedding favours to your guests goes back centuries. Traditionally bonbonnieres were given to guests in Italy and France; it began with expensive cubes of sugar which were a sign of wealth. Over time it turned into tiny bags of sugared almonds (or confetti), bitter and sweet to represent the ups and downs of married life.

While sugared almonds are not so popular today, the tradition of giving a wedding favour is a tradition that lives on.

There are many styles of wedding favours, and the one that suits you best will be the one that fits your wedding theme best and sits within your wedding budget.

Wedding Favour Boxes

One of the most popular styles are these cute little boxes, often made to match the wedding invitations. These little boxes can be filled with a variety of treats or gifts from chocolates and sweets to little cakes.

The boxes themselves can be decorated in a variety of ways form using silk or satin ribbon labelled with cute gift tags (we used vellum for ours) and even double up as a place setting on the big day.

Remember that with a chocolate wedding favour individually wrapped chocolates are probably best and that with any chocolate there’s the risk of melting on a hot day, or worse still sticky, chocolatey fingers of little ones!

Wedding Favour Box with Ribbon
Favour boxes are available in many different sizes and are hugely popular as they can be filled will all manner of little gifts

Rectangle Tag Template

Favour Tags Template Rectangle
Use our favour tag template to make paper tags for your wedding favours

Pointed Tag Template

Wedding Favour Tags Pointed
Use our template and cut around the lines to make your tags

Organza and Hessian Bags

Organza bags are a cost-effective option and again can be filled with so many pretty little gifts. For the ladies place a diamante brooch in the bag that will sparkle in the light. For the men, a simple pocket bottle opener is perfect.

Glassine Bags

A really modern alternative to a wedding favour box is cute glassine bags. Decorated to match your wedding theme they’re contemporary, cute and these too can double as a place setting on your special day and double up as a place card.

Glassine Wedding Favour Bags
Sweets or homemade biscuits in glassine bags are a budget friendly wedding favour

Good Luck Lottery Ticket Favours

An on-trend favour that can be used to create a buzz on the wedding day. With scratch card wedding favours at the ready one of the bridal party holds a ‘scratch off’ to everyone’s amusement.

Equally, weddings held on lottery days can listen to the results together. They make great wedding favours for men as well as ladies. Just bear in mind how you’re going to react to winners. The odd free lucky dip and £25 wins are great for adding excitement to the day, but if someone has a big win on the day, then this might overshadow your day.

Lottery ticket favours
Lottery tickets and scratchcards make ideal wedding favours

Kraft Paper

Kraft Card and Paper
Matching Kraft Paper to make wedding favour tags

Kraft Mini Wallets

KR-E-53 - Enfolio Wallet Mini - Kraft-002
Our kraft mini wallets are perfect for Good Luck Lottery Favours

Children's Wedding Favours

Don’t forget the little ones! One thing sure to keep children occupied on the day are activity packs, these can range from colouring books, crayons and pencils to quizzes and I spy games depending upon the age of the children. It goes without saying that sweets are the most popular gift in kids wedding favours!

Depending upon the ages of the children your flower girl and page boy can be given a ‘star; role on the day such as making sure pencils are sharpened, the spare paper is on hand etc. It’s another little trick to keep the children happy!

Wedding Favour Jars

Little bottles and jars labelled with a cork stopper, name tag and sticker are one of the cutest wedding trends. These can be filled with your favourite tipple; they’re also really popular for the chaps!

Wedding Favour Jar
Little jars make ideal wedding favours and if filled with homemade chutneys, jams or flavour your own 'wedding gin' can be very cost-effective!

DIY Wedding Favours

As they can be prepared well in advance, these little gifts are ideal for making yourself. There’s a host of DIY wedding favour ideas available online and it’s perfect if you’re looking for an unusual or to make homemade wedding favours.

You can fill jars with homemade jam or flavoured drinks. Make your own wedding favour biscuits and wrap in cute little paper bags. Choose your favourite wedding, favour sweets and fill cute sweet jars.

The possibilities are endless, and it gives you the opportunity to choose a gift that is uniquely personal to you and your friends and family.

Types of Gifts

The types of gifts that are ideal are ideal for those on a budget are those that you might find in Christmas crackers. Little notebooks, keyrings, bottle stoppers and napkin rings.

Whatever favour you decide to upon these little favours are something the guests will love and are a little keepsake from the bride and groom on the wedding day.

Lasercut Baroque Pocketfold Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

Lasercut Baroque Pocketfold Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

This design incorporates all the beauty and intricacy of laser cut wedding invitations with pocketfold invites. The internal pocket can be used to contain your RSVP card, a wedding information card and any maps.

Making your own wedding invitations or DIY wedding invitations can be really easy as the laser-cut pocket as already preassembled. The design doesn’t have to be complex, and the vellum belly band we’ve used here is really easy to do.

If you’d like a true luxury wedding invitation, then just adapt the elements to suit you by adding additional gems or embellishments.

The wedding colours we chose are based on a pink wedding theme, but you could choose different colours to make your own unique wedding invitation. The Baroque laser cut invitations are available in several colours so there’s one that will suit your wedding theme. The colours can be paired with many other shades of card stock for an elaborate or simple wedding invitation design.

Wedding Invitation Printing

Use the stationery templates for this design on our website

  •  The wedding invitation template for matting and layering
  • The wedding information template
  • The RSVP card template
  • Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, times, wedding date and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too)

Sizes

Baroque pocketfold laser-cut Wallet:

  • Wedding invitation panel 132 x 132mm approx.
  • Base matt layer (below the wedding invitation panel), 138 x 138mm approx.
  • Wedding Information Card 138 x 140mm approx.
  • RSVP Card 130 x 130mm approx.
  • Vellum Belly Band (like tracing paper) 310-350 x 45mm approx. (you can cut several from an A3 sheet).

Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Adorable (script)
  • Futura (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.
Word Templates for Making you Wedding Invitations.
Lasercut pockets hold all the information that you need

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Editable Wedding Invitation Template

TEMP46
Downloadable invitation panel matt for your lasercut

Information Card Template

TEMP47
A template for your wedding information card

RSVP Card Template

RSVP Card Template
An informal template for your RSVP card

Baroque Pocketfold Invitation

Lasercut invitation with diamante embellishment
Choose the Baroque lasercut in a colour to suit your wedding

A4 Card and Paper

Choose the A4 card to make your invitation panels from

A3 Vellum Paper

A3 vellum paper
You can change to size of the vellum belly band

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
Coordinating wedding envelopes for your invitation

RSVP Card Envelopes

130mm Square Wedding Envelopes.
Matching RSVP card envelopes for your invitation

Rhinestone Crystals

Acrylic 3mm Gems
Crystal gems to add some sparkle

ATG Gun

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
An ATG gun makes making your invitations quick and efficient

Double Sided Tape

Double Sided Tape for Card Making
Double sided finger lift tape is a good alternative to an ATG gun

Gem-Tac and a Gem Picker

Gem-Tac and Gem Picker
Gem-Tac will ensure that your gems stay in place

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your stationery.
  2. Firstly glue the invitation matt layer to the central section of the pocketfold. Apply a suitable adhesive all the way around the edge on the reverse. We use an ATG gun, but you could use double-sided tape or a glue stick if you don’t have this available. Make sure that the panel is central and that the border is even all the way around.
  3. Next, take your wedding invitation panel and repeat the process, Apply adhesive to the back of the invitation panel, and stick down centrally onto your base layer matt. Check, once again, that you have an even border all the way around.
  4. To apply gems for decoration ( this might be by the names of the couple or on the floral element if you have one) apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal. If you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick to apply the glue. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker, then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil as this works as well.
  5. Allow the glued gems to dry.
  6. Pop the wedding information card and RSVP card into the pocket.
  7. Fold the laser cut pocket, creasing carefully.
  8. Take the laser cut with the printed belly band and line up so that the names of the couple are centred over the front of the invitation.
  9. Holding the belly band and invitation together flip everything over so that you can see the back.
  10. Taking the bottom of the vellum strip fold this up and crease, then take the top of the vellum belly band and repeat. We have created the join of the vellum paper in the centre, but the join will be less noticeable if it’s near the fold (you will need to adjust where the names of the couple are when printing). The narrower the overlap of the vellum belly band the less noticeable it will be as well.
  11. Apply adhesive to the shortest vellum belly band tab and then stick the vellum tabs together.
  12. Your Baroque laser cut is complete it’s a lovely, luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  •   Choose a quality wedding envelope to match

  • Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering your invitations tie a matching wedding ribbon or belly band around the box.

Personalise this Design

  • Choose a different colour Baroque laser cut to make your own invitation
  • Add crystals to your vellum belly band
  • For a luxury wedding invite add a diamante embellishment to the main invitation panel
  • For a rustic wedding theme use a neutral pocketfold, combine with kraft panels and envelopes and replace the vellum belly band with kraft paper
  • Make coordinating wedding save the date cards
  • Adapt the text for an evening wedding invitation
  • For a destination wedding use the pocket to hold tickets and further travel information
  • Design your own wording for the invitation panel and incorporate a floral design

 

Tips and Tricks

As our Baroque laser cut, pocketfold invites are preassembled you will find this style of wedding stationery easy to put together, especially if you keep the design simple.

You will be thrilled that you created your own elegant wedding invitation and truly personalised wedding stationery.

Make sure that you plan and make your stationery while wedding planning. If you create the stationery over time, it will be an enjoyable process and budget-friendly too. No specialist skills are required, just time, patience and organisation.

At the same time plan your day stationery such as your table plan, table number cards, a wedding guest book, orders of service and even a matching wedding card for your bride or groom on the day. Doing this will keep the costs low as materials can be ordered in one go and the design can be planned to fit the style of your main invitation or wedding theme from a fairytale, right through to vintage wedding invitations.

DIY wedding stationery isn’t complex, and we have a wide range of wedding invitation designs and wedding invitation ideas to suit your big day on our YouTube channel. Find DIY wedding ideas, wedding invitation designs, and so much more, so make sure that you follow us on social media for all the advice you need.

Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

One of the most popular styles of DIY wedding invitation designs is the pocketfold invite. Pocketfold wedding invitations are popular because they neatly store the invitation and the enclosures such as the RSVP card together.

The style can be adapted to your wedding whether you’re looking for rustic wedding invitations, a vintage style or even cheap wedding invitations.

If you make your own wedding invitations, then you have complete control over the design and with our wedding invitation wording templates, wedding invitation examples and tutorials handmade stationery is made easy.

This design uses one of our large square pocketfolds which fits neatly into a 155mm square envelope. We ket this design very simple so it’s ideal if you’ve not made stationery before. We chose a neutral, ivory, colour scheme and added a vellum belly band but you can, of course, adapt this to suit your wedding theme.

Wedding Invitation Printing

Use the stationery templates for this design on our website

  • The wedding invitation template

  • The wedding information template

  •  The RSVP card template

  •  Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.

  • Remember to double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, wedding date and time and wedding venue or location, dress code etc. (always ask someone else to proofread too

Sizes

  • Large square pocket wedding invitations:

    • Wedding invitation panel 138 x 138mm approx.

    • Wedding Information Card 140 x 140mm approx.

    •  RSVP Card 125 x 125mm approx

  • Belly Band, 310-350 x 45mm approx.

Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Calligraphy Script (unavailable)
  • Century Gothic (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

DIY Pocketfold Wedding Invitation Template

Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Template.
Downloadable Microsoft Word Invitation Template

RSVP Card Template

RSVP Card Template
Downloadable Microsoft Word RSVP card Template

Belly Band Template

Belly Band Template
Belly band templates for you to trim

Large Square Pocketfold

Large Square Pocketfold Invitation Suite.
We used Silkweave Ivory board stock

A4 Card and Paper

A3 vellum paper
We used A3 vellum paper

Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
Use a matching 155mm wedding envelope

ATG Gun

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
An ATG gun makes making stationery quick and easy

Rhinestones

Acrylic 3mm Gems
Use crystal gems to add sparkle to the names of the couple

Gem-Tac

Gem-Tac and Gem Picker
Gem-Tac is perfect for sticking gems

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your stationery.
  2. Fold the prescored lines carefully so that you can fold the pocketfold. You can use a bone folder for this to get really nice sharp creases.
  3. One all the score lines are creased add glue to the tabs and glue these down. Make sure that the edges are neatly aligned before sticking down.
  4. To glue, the invitation panel to the central section apply a suitable adhesive all the way around the edge on the reverse. If you don’t have an ATG gun, then double-sided tape or a glue stick is a good alternative. Make sure that the panel is central, place carefully and stick down firmly making sure that the border is even all the way around.
  5. Place the enclosures into the pocket; you can include an envelope for your RSVP card or let your guests use it as a postcard. If it’s prepared with a stamp, your guests will find it easy to return.
  6. Fold the pocket so that it forms a neat square.
  7. Take the printed belly band and line up so that the names of the couple are centred over the front of the invitation.
  8. Holding the belly band and invitation together flip everything over so that you can see the back.
  9. Taking the bottom of the vellum strip to fold this up and crease, then take the top of the vellum belly band repeat. You will see that we’ve glued the join in the centre of the back on this occasion. The join will be less noticeable if you align it to the edge as we’ve shown in other tutorials.
  10. Apply adhesive to the shortest vellum belly band tab and then stick the vellum tabs together. The narrower the overlap of the vellum belly band the less noticeable the join will be.
  11. Turn the invitation over and to add gems to the belly band: Apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal, if you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil, this works too!
  12. Allow the gems to dry.
  13. That’s it! A beautiful and luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  •  Choose a quality wedding envelope

  •  Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering your invitations tie a matching wedding ribbon around the box.

Personalise this Design

  • Choose different board stocks for your handmade wedding invitations; the enfolio can be one shade and the panels another
  • For a rustic wedding theme choose a pocketfold made of kraft card with matching kraft pocket fold envelopes
  • Make your wedding invitation belly band from a different or contrasting paper
  • Make matching wedding save the date cards from the same board stock
  • Make your own evening wedding invitations to match by adapting the text
  • For a destination wedding, the pocket can hold tickets and further travel information
  • Make matching on the day stationery using the same board stock for your order of service, wedding table plan, wedding place cards and wedding table names. We have templates available for making a wedding seating plan.

Additional Information

Our wording templates help to organise your wedding wording and the downloadable templates help with sizing your panels.

From easy to more complex designs, we show you how to design and produce wedding stationery for your big day. Pocketfolds are a neat and elegant wedding invitation that is relatively simple to create.

By using the same coordinating board stock and design style, you can create matching orders of service, table number cards and even a matching wedding card for your bride or groom on the day.

Organised at the same time as your wedding planning you can take inspiration from your wedding theme from whether you choose fairytale, sparkle or even vintage wedding invitations.

For a wide range of wedding invitation ideas perfect for DIY wedding stationery even down to table name ideas to suit your big day follow us on our social channels. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube as well as DIY wedding ideas, DIY projects and wedding invitation UK designs.

Baroque Pocketfold Laser Cut Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

Baroque Pocketfold Laser Cut Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

If you love pocketfold invites but also love the intricate nature of a laser cut wedding invitations, then this design is perfect for you.

Our Baroque Pocketfold laser-cut combines all the functionality of a pocketfold but with the beauty of an intricate laser cut invitation. For DIY wedding invitations, they can be a simple one to make, but you can go to town too and embellish them further for a truly luxury wedding invitation.

The pre-assembled pockets make them quick and easy to put together.

The pocket can be used to contain all the wedding enclosures such as an RSVP card, any extra wedding information and maps.

The colours we chose are based on a champagne wedding theme, but you could choose different colours to make your own unique wedding invitation. Consider using Chalk Calico or Royal White which can be paired with many other shades for a simple wedding invitation.

Wedding Invitation Printing

  • Use the stationery templates for this design on our website
    • The wedding invitation template
    • The wedding information template
    • The RSVP card template
  • Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, times, wedding date and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too)

Sizes

Baroque pocketfold laser-cut Wallet:

  • Wedding invitation panel 132 x 132mm approx.
  • Glitter panel or matt, 138 x 138mm approx.
  • Wedding Information Card 138 x 140mm approx.
  • RSVP Card 130 x 130mm approx
  • Silk ribbon knot 45-50cm approx

Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Zapfino Linotype (script)
  • Century Gothic (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Baroque Lasercut

Beautiful lasercuts to match your wedding colours.
We used our champagne royale

Editable Microsoft Word Template

TEMP46
Downloadable Word template for inside your Baroque lasercut

Editable Wedding Information Card Template

TEMP47
A template for your wedding information card

Glitter Card or Paper

Champagne Supernova A4 Glitter Paper
We used champagne supernova

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
We used a 155mm square wedding envelope

Tintoretto Gesso

P392 - Tintoretto Gesso-001
Tintoretto Gesso A4 card stock adds texture

Wedding Ribbon

Ivory Silk Ribbon
We used mother of pearl silk ribbon around the pocketfold

ATG Gun and Tape

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
A good alterantive to ATG is double sided tape

Zip Dry

Zip Dry Glue
Zip Dry is great for sticking onto glitter card & paper

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your stationery.
  2. Firstly glue the glitter invitation matt to the central section. Apply a suitable adhesive all the way around the edge on the reverse. We use an ATG gun, but you could use double-sided tape or a glue stick if you don’t have this available. Make sure that the glitter panel is central and that the border is even all the way around.
  3. Next, take your wedding invitation panel and repeat the process, Apply adhesive to the back of the invitation panel, as we’re glueing it to glitter card we use Zip-Dry. Apply enough adhesive to ensure it sticks well, but glue doesn’t ooze out over the sides. Stick down centrally onto your glitter panel making sure, once again, you have an even border all the way around.
  4. To apply gems to the names of the couple apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal, if you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil, this works too!
  5. Allow the gems and the Zip Dry paper glue to dry.
  6. Pop the wedding information card and RSVP card into the pocket.
  7. Fold the laser cut pocket, creasing carefully. Take your silk ribbon and wrap around the complete invitation and tie carefully into a knot. Tweak the knot until you’re happy with how it looks and trim the ribbon ends.
  8. Your Baroque laser cut is complete it’s a lovely, luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  • Choose a quality wedding envelope
  • Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering your invitations tie a matching wedding ribbon around the box.

Personalise this Design

  • Choose a different colour Baroque laser cut for your wedding design
  • For a luxury wedding invite add a diamante embellishment to the main panel
  • For a rustic wedding theme combine with kraft card and tie with string, twine or hemp cord
  • Make matching wedding save the date cards
  • Adapt the text for an evening wedding invitation
  • For a destination wedding, the pocket can hold tickets and further travel information
  • Design your own wording panel and incorporate a floral design

Tips and Tricks

Our Baroque laser cut pocketfold invites are pre-assembled, so they’re actually very easy to put together. Whether you choose a simple or elaborate design, the results are always an elegant wedding invitation and personalised wedding stationery unique to you.

Planning your stationery while making your wedding plans in general makes for a budget-friendly option ane helps build the excitement up to the wedding day. You don’t need any special skills but just need to be well organised.

For on the day stationery try making matching orders of service, table number cards and even a matching wedding card for your bride or groom on the day. These can be made to coordinate with your main invitation and the wedding theme from a fairytale, right through to vintage wedding invitations.

We have a wide range of wedding invitation designs available that are perfect for DIY wedding stationery. We also have lots of wedding invitation ideas to suit your big day on our Youtube channel as well as DIY wedding ideas, DIY projects and wedding invitation designs so make sure that you follow us on social media for all the advice you need.

Wallet Lasercut Wedding Invitation Tutorial with Belly Band

Wallet Lasercut Wedding Invitation Tutorial with Belly Band

Our Milanese wallet laser-cut wedding invitation is perfect if you haven’t assembled laser cut invitations before. As the laser cut wallet is pre-assembled, it’s an easy wedding invitation design to make.

Even though it’s a simple wedding invitation to make, it’s incredibly intricate and pretty. Follow our step by step guide and video tutorial to view how easy it is to make this unique wedding invitation for your big day.

We’ve tiered the wedding invitation with wedding information and RSVP card, but you could easily include the wedding invitation on its own. This design is relatively simple and with the laser-cut wallet pre-assembled it’s perfect if you’re a novice crafter.

Alter the colours and details to suit your big day and match it to your wedding theme. Our Milanese laser-cut invite in Royale White and Ivory or Chalk Calico is perfect for neutral wedding colour scheme or equally fantastic to team with vibrant shades such as slate grey or aubergine.

Wedding Invitation Printing

  • Use the wedding invitation templates for this design on our website; there are three tiers.
  • Alter the text to suit your occasion, for example, if you want to change the design to make an evening wedding invitation.
  • Choose to print the panel on a precut card or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then cut out.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, times, wedding date and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too).

Sizes

Milanese Wallet:

  • Tier 1, Wedding invitation 138 x 140mm approx
  • Tier 2, Details card 115 x 140mm approx
  • Tier 3, RSVP card 95 x 140mm approx (designed to be used as a postcard with the RSVP address on the reverse)
  • Belly Band, 310 (min) – 330 x 45mm approx (you will need to print on an A3 sheet of vellum paper)

Fonts

The fonts we’ve used are:

  • Script (unavailable)
  • Century Gothic (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or choose ones that suit your wedding theme, you may need to download a suitable font.

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Editable Milanese Wallet Template

Milanese Wedding Invitation Template.
Downloadable template for the Milanese Wallet Invite

Editable Milanese Details Card

Milanese Wallet Details Card
A template for the details card

Editable Milanese RSVP Card

Milanese Wallet RSVP Card
The template for the RSVP card to go with the lasercut

Milanese Lasercut Wallet

Milanese Wallet Royale Champagne Laser Cut Invitation
We used Chalk Grey for our design

Vellum Paper in A4 or A3

A3 vellum paper
Vellum paper to make the belly band

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
We used a 155mm square wedding envelope

Belly Band Templates

Belly Band Template
Editable belly band templates, 5 fit on an A3 sheet

ATG Gun

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
ATG tape makes assembly quick

Double-Sided Tape

Double Sided Tape for Card Making
Double-sided tape is a good cost efefctive alternative

Self-Adhesive Gems

3mm Clear Crystal Self Adhesive Diamantes
The quickest diamantes to use are sticker gems

Acrylic Gems

Acrylic 3mm Gems
Acrylic gems are a good alternative to crystals

Gem-Tac

Gem-Tac and Gem Picker
Gem-tac is ideal for sticking crystal rhinestones

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have all the printed elements ready, you can begin to assemble your wedding invitation.
  2. Place the printed tiers into the wallet; the wedding invitation goes at the back, then the wedding information card in front of that then lastly the RSVP card.
  3. Take the printed belly band and line up so that the names of the couple are centred over the front of the invitation.
  4. Holding the belly band and invitation together flip everything over so that you can see the back.
  5. Taking the bottom of the vellum strip fold this up and crease, then take the top of the vellum belly band repeat. You will see that we align the edge to the edge of the invitation, this is because we think the join is less noticeable if it’s near the fold. The narrower the overlap of the vellum belly band the less noticeable the join will be.
  6. Apply adhesive to the shortest vellum belly band tab and then stick the vellum tabs together.
  7. Turn the invitation over and to add gems to the belly band: Apply a dot of glue where you’d like the crystal, if you don’t have a bottle with a nib then use a cocktail stick. Place the rhinestone gem on top, using a gem picker to pick up the gems. If you don’t have a gem picker then try adding some white tac to the end of a sharp pencil, this works too!
  8. Allow the gems to dry.
  9. That’s it! A beautiful and luxury wedding invitation ready for you to send out to your wedding guests.

Additional Extras

  • Choose a quality wedding envelope
  • Send keepsake invites to friends and family in a presentation box. If you are hand-delivering, you can always tie sumptuous wedding ribbon around the box.
  • Try adding coloured gems

Personalise this Design

  • Choose a different colour Milanese Wallet laser cut for your design
  • For a luxury wedding invite add a diamante embellishment
  • For a rustic wedding theme combine with kraft card and use a kraft paper belly band
  • Make matching wedding save the date cards
  • Add a wax seal to the design
  • Replace the vellum belly band with satin ribbon

Tips and Tricks

Our Milanese wallets are one of the easiest designs to make as the laser cuts are pre-assembled so you could simply pop the invite panel inside the pocket! Whatever design you choose to make you will be sure to have beautiful, elegant wedding invitations.

Making your wedding stationery is a budget-friendly option, and it can be part of your wedding planning and preparations in the build-up to the wedding day itself. As well as being an enjoyable process you can create your own personalised wedding stationery completely unique to you.

You can tailor the design of your stationery to match the style of the wedding day and even make matching orders of service, table number cards and other wedding cards using our easy to use downloadable templates. No matter your wedding theme, you can create stationery to coordinate from glamorous and sparkly to vintage wedding invitations.

For DIY wedding ideas and a range of DIY projects and wedding invitation designs then follow our Youtube channel and social media for all the advice you need.

You’ll find a range of wedding invitation designs to choose from that are perfect for DIY wedding stationery and lots of wedding invitation ideas to suit your big day.

Pocket Card With Silk Ribbon Wedding Invitation Tutorial

Pocket Card With Silk Ribbon Wedding Invitation Tutorial

This modern wedding invitation design is an ideal design to make yourself. We’ve incorporated beautiful pebble paper for additional texture and stunning silk ribbon tied in a knot.

We chose a soft ivory colour scheme, but you can, of course, change the colour scheme to suit your wedding theme.

With so many pocketfold wedding invitations styles available, you can alter this design to create a different pocketfold invite. Pocketfolds are perfect when you want to send additional information to your guests as they hold everything together neatly. The pocket inside allows you to enclose an RSVP card and an additional wedding information sheet.

Pocket cards are one of the easiest pocket wedding invitations to make so are ideal for making DIY wedding invitations for your special day.

Wedding Invitation Printing

  • Download our free wedding invitation wording templates for this design from our website.
  • Also use the free downloadable template for your RSVP card and wedding information card if you need one, we have a variety of wedding invitation templates for you to mix and match to suit the design you’re creating.
  • Alter the text to suit the details for your big day. Equally, you can change the details to suit your occasion, for example, if you want to alter the wording and adapt it for an evening invitation.
  • Either print the invitation panel on one of our precut cards or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then trim them with a trimmer.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, wedding date and time and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too), you can never do this too many times, it’s so easy to miss something vital like forgetting any dress code information.

Sizes

Pocket card outer:

  • Pebble paper matt, base 138 x 138 mm approx.
  • Wedding invite name panel (front) 134 x 134 mm approx.
  • Pebble paper matt, top 40 x 138mm approx
  • Silk Ribbon, two strips each around 15cm in length (you should be able to make three invitations from 1m of wedding ribbon)

Wedding invitation inner;

  • inner pebble paper matt, 138 x 138mm approx.inner wedding invitation panel 134 x 134 mm approx.
  • RSVP Card, we’d suggest a postcard style of 130mm square or an RSVP card that fits a 130mm square envelope.
  • Wedding Information card 138mm square to match the invitation panel

Fonts

The font used for the body text is:

  • Script (unavailable), you will need to choose a script font installed on your computer or purchase and download one.
  • Georgia (capitalised) if this is not available to you choose a similar one installed on your computer

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Editable Pocket Card Front Template

Pocket card names panel.
Downloadable template for the front of a pocket card

Editable Pocket Card Invitation Template

Pocket Card Invitation Template
A template for the pocket card invitation

Pocketfolds and A4 Card

We used a soft sheen ivory pocketfold and matching A4 card

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
We used a 155mm square wedding envelope

Pebble Paper

Pearl White Pebble Paper
We used our beautiful pearl white pebble paper

Silk Wedding Ribbon

Ivory Silk Ribbon
We used stunning mother of pearl silk ribbon

Zip Dry Adhesive

Zip Dry Glue
Zip Dry is a great liquid paper glue

ATG Adhesive

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
For speed an ATG gun is ideal for making lots of stationery

RSVP Card

RSVP Card 125mm Square
A downloadable template to make an RSVP Card

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Print the wedding invitation elements using the templates and make sure everything is cut to size before you begin assembly.
  2. Take your pocket card and glue and fix the curved pocket tab in place. Make sure that your pocket invitation is the right way up before assembling the front.
  3. With the pocket the ‘right side up’ prepare your pebble paper matt for the front of the invite by running adhesive all around the reverse, close to the edges. We used liquid glue for this such as Zip Dry or card-makers adhesive (as the pebble paper is textured it ensures that adhesive can get into all the lumps and bumps).
  4. Take the pre-glued pebble paper and stick firmly to the front panel of the pocket card. Make sure the edges are even all the way around.
  5. Prepare the front panel with the names of the bride and groom:
    1. Apply adhesive on the back of the pebble paper strip panel and stick this firmly onto the front name panel on the LHS, matching the edges carefully
    2. Apply a small amount of adhesive on the back of the name panel to hold the first ribbon strip in place
    3. Align the ribbon strip over the join on the front and fold around the edge onto the adhesive so that it holds in place. Make sure your ribbon is straight, adjust if necessary. Trim any excess ribbon on the back.
  6. Take the prepare front panel and apply adhesive on the reverse all the way around including over the ribbon edges. We’ve used ATG adhesive. Make sure there’s enough adhesive that it will stick firmly.
  7. Stick your prepared panel onto the front of your base pebble layer.
  8. Take your second strip of silk ribbon and tie a knot around the first ribbon, tweak this and trim until you’re happy with how it looks.
  9. To assemble the inside of the pocket card, take your second pebble paper square and apply adhesive as before and stick to the RHS of the pocket card inner. Then apply adhesive to the printed invitation panel and stick this onto the pebble paper, leaving an even border all the way around.
  10. Leave to dry.
  11. Add your RSVP card and wedding information card into the invitation pocket.
  12. Your pocket fold DIY wedding invitation is now complete and ready to send to your guests.

Additional Extras

  • For pure invitation, sparkle add rhinestone crystal gems to the names of the bride and groom

Personalise this Design

  • Personalise the colours, choose another shade of A4 pebble paper
  • Choose a different shade of ribbon or another type such as silk, organza or grosgrain
  • Use a wax seal instead of the ribbon knot
  • Make coordinating evening wedding invitations
  • Line your envelopes with envelope liners for a luxury wedding invitation; this could be done in matching paper
  • Make coordinating Save the Date cards using a matching pebble paper
  • Add a guest information card made in the same style as your RSVP card.
  • Adapt the design to create rustic wedding invitations by using a kraft pocket card and lace instead of ribbon
  • Make wedding place cards in the same board stock as your handmade wedding invitations.
  • Create a simple coordinating table plan or seating plan in the same board stock using our wedding table plan template

Tips and Tricks

Making your own wedding invitations is so rewarding, especially the reactions of your guests when they receive them. This beautifully elegant wedding invitation is a surprisingly cheap wedding invitation to make, particularly as you don’t need to use much silk ribbon. Designing your own wedding invitations is not only cost-effective, but you will also know that your DIY wedding invites are unique and special to your big day.

Ensure that you make a sample wedding invitation so that you can adapt the design if you need to before making up all of your invitations.

Make sure that you view other styles of wedding stationery before you decide on the final design. We have many styles available on our website from laser cut invites, wedding cards and other styles of pocket folds & envelopes.

For luxury wedding invitation examples, supplies, and a host of wedding invitation ideas and laser cut wedding invitations for your big day follow our YouTube channel and social media for all the advice you need.

We have many years of wedding stationery experience from creating stationery ourselves, especially in DIY invitations and we’re only too happy to help. Don’t forget we’re here to help you make a perfect invite for your special day!

Pocket Card Wedding Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

Pocket Card Wedding Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

This is a glitter pocket wedding invitation design that you can make your self. We’ve decorated our pocketfold with glitter card, wedding ribbon and sparkling diamante embellishment.

We’ve chosen a royal blue colour theme, but you could change this to match your wedding theme or colours.

We have many types of pocketfold wedding invitations to choose from so you can quickly adapt to this style if you prefer a different kind of pocketfold invite. They’re ideal if you have lots of information to send to your guests as they hold everything neatly together. For example, you can include an RSVP card and envelope and a matching wedding information card which can all be enclosed in the internal pocket.

Make your own wedding invitations and create this beautiful and personalised wedding invitation for your special day.

Wedding Invitation Printing

  • Use our free wedding invitation wording templates for this design which you can download from our website.
  • Use the free downloadable template for your RSVP card and wedding information card if you need one, we have a variety of wedding invitation templates for you to mix and match to suit the design you’re creating.
  • Alter the text to suit the details for your big day. Equally, you can change the details to suit your occasion, for example, if you want to alter the wording and adapt it for an evening invitation.
  • Either print the invitation panel on one of our precut cards or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then trim them with a trimmer.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, wedding date and time and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too), you can never do this too many times, it’s so easy to miss something vital like forgetting any dress code information.

Sizes

Pocket card outer:

  • Glitter card matt, base 138 x 138 mm approx.
  • Wedding invite name panel (front) 134 x 134 mm approx.
  • Glitter Card matt, top 134 x 75mm approx (half the size of the top panel)
  • Ribbon, (25mm wide) we used a 17cm strip approx.

Wedding invitation inner;

  • Inner panel 138 x 138 mm approx.
  • RSVP Card, we’d suggest a postcard style of 130mm square or an RSVP card that fits a 130mm square envelope.
  • Wedding Information card 138mm square to match the invitation panel.

Fonts

The font used for the body text is:

  • Script (unavailable), you will need to choose a script font installed on your computer or purchase and download one.
  • Georgia (capitalised) if this is not available to you choose a similar one installed on your computer

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Editable Pocket Card Front Template

Pocket Card Front Template
Downloadable template for the front of a pocket card

Editable Pocket Card Invitation Template

Pocket Card Invitation Template
A template for the pocket card invitation

Pocketfolds and A4 Card

We used a soft sheen ivory pocketfold and matching A4 card

Wedding Envelopes

155mm Square Envelopes for Wedding Invitations.
We used a 155mm square wedding envelope

Glitter Card

P101 Royal Blue Glitter Card
We used 'Glitz' Dark Royal Blue Glitter Paper

Diamante Pearl Embellishment

Araminta Pearl Embellishment
We used our beautiful 'Araminta Pearl' embellishment

Satin Wedding Ribbon

Shindo satin ribbon royal blue.
We used 25mm wide Royal Blue Shindo ribbon

ATG Gun

ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator
An ATG gun speeds up making lots of wedding stationery

Gem- Tac Adhesive

Gem-Tac and Gem Picker
Gem-Tac is perfect for sticking rhinestone gems

Additional Items

RSVP Card

RSVP Card 125mm Square
A downloadable template to make an RSVP Card

Glue Gun

Stix 2 Craft Glue Gun
A hot melt glue gun to create the pinched ribbon effect

Wedding Invitation Box

Large Square Presentation Box
Use one of our presentation boxes for keepsake invitations

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have the printed wedding invitation card elements ready you can begin assembly of this design.
  2. Take your pocket card’ right side up’ and with the curved pocket visible on the bottom RHS prepare your glitter base by running adhesive all around the reverse, close to the edges. We tend to use ATG adhesive, but you can use a suitable alternative.
  3. Take the pre-glued glitter base and stick firmly to the front panel of the pocket card. Make sure the edges are even all the way around.
  4. Prepare the front panel with the names of the bride and groom:
    • Apply adhesive on the back of the half glitter panel and stick this firmly onto the front name panel at the bottom, matching the bottom edges carefully
    • Apply a small amount of adhesive on the back of the name panel to hold the ribbon in place
    • Align the ribbon strip over the join on the front and fold around the edge onto the adhesive so that it holds in place. Make sure your ribbon is straight, adjust if necessary. Trim any excess ribbon.
  5. Take the prepared front panel and apply adhesive on the reverse all the way around, including over the ribbon edges. Make sure there’s enough adhesive that it will stick firmly, we find the best glue for sticking card or paper onto glitter card is Zip Dry. As this is a liquid glue, make sure there’s enough to stick firmly but not so much that it oozes out over the sides.
  6. Stick your prepared panel onto the front of your base glitter layer.
  7. Take a hot melt glue gun and apply a small amount of adhesive to underneath the central section of your ribbon, pinch the ribbon together quickly to create a gathered effect. If you don’t have a hot melt glue gun, then tie a small amount of thread and knot it in the middle, which is equally effective.
  8. Apply Gem-Tac to the reverse of your embellishment and stick over the central, gathered ribbon. We like Gem-Tac as it sticks really firmly, but you can use hot melt glue if you prefer.
  9. Leave to dry.
  10. Apply adhesive to the tabs of the pocket and stick down (you can do this first, but we tend to wait so as not to attach the panels to the wrong side of the invitation. Fold the pocketfold over and makes sure all the creases are nice and sharp.
  11. When dry apply adhesive to the reverse of the inner invitation panel, and with the pocketfold the correct way up stick your invitation panel to the inner section. Press down firmly making sure the border edge is even all the way around.
  12. Add your RSVP card and wedding information card into the invitation pocket.
  13. Your pocket fold DIY wedding invitation is now complete and ready to send to your guests.

Additional Extras

  • Add crystal gems to the names of the bride and groom on the front of the invitation for a touch of pure invitation sparkle!

Personalise this Design

  • Personalise the colours, choose different A4 glitter card or paper
  • Choose a different shade of ribbon or an other type such as silk, organza or grosgrain
  • Select a different kind of embellishment; we have a vast variety available
  • Use a wax seal instead of a diamante embellishment
  • Choose a different wedding ribbon such as satin, organza or grosgrain
  • Make coordinating evening wedding invitations
  • Choose a heavyweight wedding envelope or our presentation boxes rather than pocket fold envelopes.
  • If using wedding envelopes then add an envelope liner for an added layer of protection.
  • Make coordinating Save the Date cards using the same glitter card.
  • Add a guest information card made in the same style as your RSVP card.
  • Adapt the design to create rustic wedding invitations by using kraft card with lace and twine
  • Make wedding place cards in the same board stock as your handmade wedding invitations.
  • Create a simple coordinating table plan or seating plan in the same board stock using our wedding table plan template

Tips and Tricks

This beautifully elegant wedding invitation can be adapted in so many ways to suit your big day. For a cheap wedding invitation replace the embellishment with a ribbon bow or knot, it looks equally stunning!

We have many wedding invitation examples, laser cut invites, and wedding card designs available on our website so do take a look at our other designs too, especially if you’re looking for laser cut wedding invitations.

Most importantly, always make a sample wedding invitation before making up all of your stationery, this allows you to tweak the design and ensure that you’re confident with the design before trying to make them all.

Designing your own wedding invitations is not only cost-effective, but the end result will be your own bespoke wedding invitations that are truly unique for your special day.

For luxury wedding invitation ideas, supplies, and a host of wedding ideas for your big day follow our YouTube channel and social media for all the advice you need.

We have many years of wedding stationery experience from creating stationery ourselves, especially in DIY invitations and we’re only too happy to help. We’re here to help you make a perfect invite for your special day!

Calligraphy Save the Date Card Tutorial and Recipe

Calligraphy Save the Date Card Tutorial and Recipe

This tutorial is a step by step guide for how to make a calligraphy style save the date card using our editable downloadable template. It’s perfect for anyone planning a modern wedding invitation suite for their wedding day.

A save the date card is a simple, quick and effective way of giving your guests advance notice of the wedding date so that they can keep it free.

Save the Date Template Printing

  • Use our free Save the Date template which you can download from our website. It’s an easy to use editable PDF template.
  • Add your names in the section provided
  • Add the date to the section provide.
  • Choose to print the panel on one of our precut cards or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then trim.

Sizes

  • Save the Date Wedding Card, 105x 148.5mm approx.

  • Silk Ribbon: you will need about 35cm of the twine to be able to tie a suitable knot.

Fonts

The font used for the body text is:

  • Script (unavailable)
  • Century Gothic (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or substitute to a suitable font if necessary
Calligraphy Save the Date Card

Personalise this Design

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Downloadable Save the Date Template

A6 Calligraphy style save the date card.
Downloadable Free Editable PDF Template

Silk Ribbon

Ivory Silk Ribbon
We used stunning mother of pearl silk ribbon

A4 Card and Paper

Tintoretto board stock
We used A4 Tintoretto Ceylon Cubeba and Tontoretto Gesso

C6 Wedding Envelopes

C6 Wedding Envelopes
QualityC6 wedding envelopes

Matching Wedding Invitation Template

Classic calligraphy wedding invitation.
Acoordinating wedding invitation template is available

Matching RSVP Card

A7 Calligraphy Style RSVP Card.
Make a matching RSVP Card

How to Assemble your Save the Date

Once you have the printed your save the date cards, you can start to assemble them. This is such an easy design to make.

 

  1. Take your save the date card top and run adhesive all around the edge on the reverse. You could use double-sided tape but we’ve used a liquid glue. Use a brush to get the adhesive as close to the edge as possible.
  2. Take the top and place on your coloured base (it only needs to be a little larger than the printed top. Press down and wait to dry.
  3. When dry trim the edge so that none of the base card is showing. You should be left with a double thickness postcard style save the date card.
  4. Cut a length of silk ribbon about 35cm in length and wrap around your save the date card.
  5.  Tie the two ends into a knot, make it tight enough that the tension holds the ribbon to the edges of the save the date card.
  6. If you struggle to tie the knot and keep the tension tight use some tweezer clamps so that you can use both hands to tie the knot.
  7. Your save the date cards are now ready to send to your guests.

Additional Extras

  • Add gems for a little sparkle
  • Choose a different colour or style of ribbon eg organza or satin ribbon
  • Use two colours of ribbon and knot them together
  • Use twine or strands of a narrow ribbon crossing over in the centre
  • Add a save the date magnet to the reverse to create save the date fridge magnets so that your guests can place them on their fridge
  • Use kraft card, twine and a kraft envelope for rustic wedding style
  • Replace the ribbon with vintage lace for a vintage wedding r
  • Make matching wedding invitations with RSVP cards (use our wedding invitation templates or wedding invitation wording guides)
  • Add the dress code to your save the date this will help your guests plan their outfit
  • Make a wedding table plan or seating plan in the same style

Tips and Tricks

This stylish save the date card design is a relatively cheap save the date to make, especially if you decide not to use the ribbon. Don’t forget our save the date templates are free to use.

If you haven’t decided on your wedding theme or colours then keep the colours neutral. You can then use the wedding colours on the wedding invitation itself.

There’s a host of DIY wedding ideas and more save the date ideas on our website. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and social media for lots more wedding stationery design tutorials.

Contact us on email, and we’ll get back to you with all the help and advice you require when making your wedding stationery.

Calligraphy Style Wedding Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

Calligraphy Style Wedding Invitation Tutorial and Recipe

This elegant wedding invitation design can easily be adapted to create your own unique wedding invitation for your big day.

We’ve decorated our design with a soft ivory silk ribbon tied in a knot and teamed this with a quality ivory wedding invitation envelope, to create a truly modern wedding invitation.

In a stunning dusky pink and ivory wedding colour palette, it’s a simple wedding invitation to make so it’s ideal for a busy bride and groom.

Make your own wedding invitations and create this beautiful and personalised wedding invitation for your special day.

Wedding Invitation Printing

  • Use the free wedding invitation templates for this design which you can download from our website. Because of the font we’ve used, you’ll need to download the editable PDF, If you would like your names written in the script font, then contact us.
  • Use the free downloadable template for your RSVP card and wedding information card if you need one.
  • Alter the text to suit the details for your big day. Equally, you can change the details to suit your occasion, for example, if you want to change the design to make an evening invitation.
  • Choose to print the invitation panel on one of our precut cards or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then trim them with a trimmer.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, wedding date and time and wedding venue or location (always ask someone else to proofread too), you can never do this too many times, it’s so easy to miss something vital like forgetting any dress code information.

Sizes

  • Wedding invitation, ‘Classic’, 128 x 178mm approx.
  • RSVP Card, A7, 74 x 105mm approx.
  • Silk Ribbon, we used 40cm of silk ribbon approx. For one invitation (you could make two invitations from 1m of silk ribbon).

Fonts

The font used for the body text is:

  • Script (unavailable)
  • Quaver Serif (capitalised)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or substitute to a suitable font if necessary

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Editable Postcard Wedding Invitation Template

Classic calligraphy wedding invitation.
Free downloadable template for the calligraphy invitation.

Silk Ribbon

Ivory Silk Ribbon
Gorgeous silk ribbon, we used the shade 'mother of pearl'

A4 Card and Paper

Pretty pink and grey ribbon, card and paper for wedding invitations.
We used A4 Tintoretto Cubeba

Wedding Envelopes

Classic Wedding Envelopes.
We used a a classix 5 x 7" wedding envelope.

RSVP Card Template

A7 Calligraphy Style RSVP Card.
A free downloadable template for your RSVP card

C7 RSVP Card Envelopes

C7 RSVP Card Envelope
Perfect envelopes for cute wedding RSVP cards

How to Assemble the Wedding Invitation

  1. Once you have the printed wedding invitation card elements you could easily send the wedding invitation just as it is, it’s beautiful!
  2. Take the silk ribbon and tie into a knot on the front of the wedding invitation.
  3. Trim the silk ribbon if necessary, using sharp scissors.
  4. Place your RSVP card and wedding information card stacked on top of the invitation underneath the ribbon.
  5. Your calligraphy DIY wedding invitation suite is now complete and ready to send to your guests.

Additional Extras

  • Add crystal gems to the names of the bride and groom for a touch of pure invitation sparkle!

Personalise this Design

  • Choose a different board stock
  • Matt and layer your invitation or duplex and add another colour stock to the reverse
  • Choose a different shade of silk ribbon
  • Use your own hand-dyed silk ribbon
  • Choose a different wedding ribbon such as satin, organza or grosgrain
  • Add a vellum jacket or wrap for a luxury wedding invitation or add a pocket fold (you may need to use a different template)
  • Make coordinating evening wedding invitations
  • Choose a contrasting wedding envelope
  • Add a wax seal to your wedding envelope
  • Make matching Save the Date cards in an A6 size
  • Add a guest information card made in the same style as your RSVP card
  • Completely alter the design for a rustic wedding by adapting the design and use kraft card with twine
  • Make wedding place cards in the same board stock as your handmade wedding invitations
  • Create a simple coordinating table plan or seating plan in the same board stock using our wedding table plan template

Tips and Tricks

Always make a sample wedding invitation before attempting making your wedding stationery. This allows you to assess how long it will take you to make homemade wedding invitations. Make sure that you allow plenty of time to make and assemble your wedding stationery, it’s not such an enjoyable process if you’re pressed for time.

Making and designing your own wedding invitations can be cost-effective but the end result will be your own bespoke wedding invitations that are truly unique.

Having control over the design is perfect for a beach wedding or a modern wedding or when you’re stuck for time or when you only need a small amount of stationery.

For more DIY supplies, bespoke designs, wedding ideas for your big day and a host of DIY wedding invitation ideas, then follow our YouTube channel and social media for all the advice you need.

We have many years of wedding stationery experience from creating stationery ourselves especially in DIY invitations and we’re only too happy to help. We’re here to help you create your perfect invite for your special day!

Calendar Save the Date Card Tutorial and Recipe

Calendar Save the Date Card Tutorial and Recipe

This tutorial is a step by step guide for how to make a DIY calendar rustic save the date card. It’s perfect for anyone planning a rustic wedding themed wedding day.

Adapt the design and create matching rustic wedding invitations and wedding stationery for the big day. With a ‘tying the knot’ theme, it’s ideal with its twine knot.

Sending a save the date card gives your guests plenty of notice to keep the date of the special day free before you send your wedding invitations out.

Save the Date Template Printing

  • This Save the Date template is free to use, and you can download from our website.
  • You can download a free Microsoft Word template from our website. Simply adjust the fonts to one that you have installed on your computer, or purchase and download a suitable font.
  • Add your names in place of Melissa and John.
  • Alter the year date to the one of your wedding
  • Adjust the position of the heart images over the month and date of your wedding
  • Choose to print the panel on one of our precut cards or print one or two on a sheet of A4 card and then trim.
  • Double Check: Spelling, grammar, layout, wedding date (always ask someone else to proofread too), you can never do this too many times, it’s so easy to miss something vital.

Sizes

  •  Save the Date Wedding Card, 105x 148.5mm approx.

  • Twine, Hemp or Cord: you will need about 18cm of the twine to be able to tie a suitable knot.

Fonts

The font used for the body text is:

  • Another Typewriter (perfect for a rustic wedding theme)
  • Use the same fonts if you have these available to you or substitute to a suitable font if necessary

Craft Materials You Might Need

Here are some of the items we used to make this wedding invitation. You can of course alter the colours and tweak the final design to suit your wedding theme.

Downloadable Save the Date Template

A6 Calendar Save the Date Card.
Downloadable Free Microsoft Word Template

Twine

Hemptique Hemp Cord.
We used grey hemp cord but you could use twine or string

A4 Card and Paper

Craft Materials for making wedding stationery.
We used Silkweave White A4 card to make several save the dates

How to Assemble your Save the Date

Once you have the printed and trimmed your save the date cards, you can start to assemble them. This is such an easy design to make.

  1. Cut a length of twine around 18cm in length and wrap around your save the date card.
  2. Tie the two ends into a knot, make it tight enough that the tension holds it on the edges.
  3. If you struggle to tie the knot and keep the tension tight use some tweezer clamps so that you can use both hands to tie the knot.
  4. All done, Save the Dates complete!

Additional Extras

  • Add a base layer of different card stock for a postcard with a thicker feel

Personalise this Design

  • Choose another twine, cord, hemp, string or even narrow hopsack ribbon

  • Use several twines together in different colours crisscrossing and tie them in a knot

  •  Use twine or strands of a narrow ribbon crossing over in the centre

  • Use a ribbon knot

  • Add a save the date magnet to the reverse to create save the date fridge magnets so that your guests can place them on their fridge

  • Use kraft card and a kraft envelope for rustic wedding style

  • For a vintage wedding replace the ribbon with vintage lace

  •  Make matching wedding invitations with RSVP cards (use our wedding invitation templates or wedding invitation wording guides)

  • Add the dress code to your save the date to give your guests plenty of time for planning

  • Make a wedding table plan or seating plan using the same design style

Tips and Tricks

This rustic design has to be one of the easiest, quickest and is a super cheap save the date to make.

Include the wedding date and the time of the wedding on your save the date but these details you can leave until your wedding invitation.

Keep the colours neutral if you’re early on in your wedding planning then you can reveal hints of your wedding style on your wedding invitation.

There’s a host of DIY wedding ideas and more save the date ideas on our website. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and social media for lots more wedding stationery design tutorials.

Contact us on email, and we’ll get back to you with all the help and advice you require when making your wedding stationery.