Weddingnesday… our diy wedding invites

18 Aug

Two months ago, we got married.

Three and a half months ago, we started making our invites.

Having left no budget (whoops!) for invites,
I’d decided we would make them ourselves.

I had a rough idea that I could use
my rolling stamp in some way…

(Bought on a total whim, it came in rather handy!)

Then I came across some coloured library cards…

And thought they could tell the ‘story’ of our day…

As we’ve been together a rather long time,
I thought it would funny to stamp them ‘overdue’.

Our overdue stamp… found for me by the lovely My Spare Thoughts.

Oh yes and the map paper?

Well, we used that to make our envelopes.
(It’s actually just wrapping paper but looks the real deal.)

We made the template first and
then 130 envelopes… phew.

Then we got stamping…

And stamping some more…

(I had inky fingers for a whole week!)And there may have been ‘a bit’
of handwriting too to fill them out.

Then the easy bit… envelope stuffing!

And hopefully lots of ‘awwws’ when everyone got them. 

And maybe even a little applause!Then all we had to do was wait for the RSVPs…

Oh yes and organise a wedding!
But more of that once I have the pics.

Hope you like them.


P.S. To anyone thinking of doing their own diy invites,
make a decent playlist to listen to while crafting…
and always check that you’ve spelt a word right
before stamping it over several invites!


26 Responses to “Weddingnesday… our diy wedding invites”

  1. Tina 18/08/2011 at 6:30 AM #

    I’m studying information science (in other words to be a librarian, but a cool one obvs! hahaha) and I gotta say i absolutely the invites!! :D:D:D and congrats (bit late I know! but I’m new on here :P) on getting married!!

  2. Kirsteen 18/08/2011 at 6:57 AM #

    I love these, so clever. I bet your guests loved receiving these!

    P.s I’m married to a Neil too 🙂

  3. Maggie 18/08/2011 at 7:04 AM #

    What a great idea, I love the rolling stamp letters and map envelopes. We made our invitations from scratch too, but we used printed Japanese paper, so lots of trimming and spray glue was involved. I’m not sure I’d do it again:)

  4. Helen 18/08/2011 at 9:10 AM #

    These are great! I love the library/map combo, it works really well.

    We made mock-library cards for our place settings and also used an overdue stamp on some as our dig at ourselves for taking so long to make it down the aisle!

  5. Rhianne 18/08/2011 at 9:16 AM #

    I love how simple they are, they look fantastic!!

  6. anna and the ring 18/08/2011 at 9:18 AM #

    A labour of love. So very worth it!

  7. Catherine 18/08/2011 at 11:05 AM #

    Brilliant! These are fabulous.

    I handwrote all of ours and did a little watercolour.



  8. Jessica@TWB 18/08/2011 at 11:19 AM #

    Those envelopes are so great – colorful and so unique.

  9. lisa 18/08/2011 at 12:10 PM #

    Amazing! So inventive and super personal – i love them!

  10. Siobhan 18/08/2011 at 1:01 PM #

    Lovely idea – I’m getting a stamp made for our invites at the moment but wont need to hand stamp. It looks like fun though. Wonderful idea.

  11. Caroline 18/08/2011 at 1:09 PM #

    Amazing! Love them! CAN’T WAIT FOR YOUR PICTURES!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  12. Bonnie 18/08/2011 at 3:41 PM #

    I love those- the colours are lovely and very happy-making!

    Am slightly embarrassed that I live in Bo’ness and had never heard of Carriden House until I read this post, though…

  13. Becky 18/08/2011 at 5:50 PM #

    Brilliant. And just seen the sneak peak wedding picks on Lillian and Leonard – SO excited!

  14. Ellie 18/08/2011 at 8:30 PM #

    I am genuinely going to feel like a massive copy cat when I have my wedding because I wanted those library cards as place names! haha. Such a beautiful idea and so simple as invitations. The roller stamp is amazing too 🙂 x

  15. Sarah Rooftops 18/08/2011 at 9:08 PM #

    They’re gorgeous!

  16. sécia 18/08/2011 at 11:07 PM #

    Great idea! Love.

    ♥ sécia

  17. Lisa-Marie 19/08/2011 at 8:30 AM #

    The are ace Z. I said ‘aww’ and ‘Dave, how frickin cool are these?!’

    Mine is now my bookmark, seems appropriate!

  18. Gill 19/08/2011 at 9:57 AM #

    Love these – so pretty! x

  19. Gaynor 19/08/2011 at 3:13 PM #

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

    I think I need one of those stamps to add to my collection and please please tell me where you found the map paper, I think I need it for a new project in the works!

  20. Lynne, Tea for Joy 21/08/2011 at 7:40 AM #

    Love the overdue stamp!

  21. Elise 21/08/2011 at 4:07 PM #

    Wow these are amazing, such a cool idea, although you must have endless patience to make all them!:)

  22. robyn 21/08/2011 at 9:12 PM #

    so so cute!

  23. aDizzyGirl 22/08/2011 at 7:06 PM #

    I feel very smug that I actually recieved one of these beauties – and they were perfect, so very you!

  24. threesmallapples 23/08/2011 at 3:50 PM #

    I genuinely adore this and find you a wee bit inspirational! xx

  25. Eleni Drinks Tea 25/08/2011 at 9:10 PM #

    Hey, you got married on my birthday! It’s also my fella’s birthday, and Paul McCartney’s. It is obviously a most auspicious date! I made Christmas cards for the first time last year, and even though it took for-freakin’-ever, the recipients all commented on how nice they were…I have absolutely no doubt that your wedding guests felt the same 🙂

  26. Conversation Pieces 05/09/2011 at 5:52 PM #

    Thanks everyone for your super lovely comments… glad you all like them 🙂

    @Kirsteen – Neils are the best 😉

    @Maggie & @Catherine – yeah, not sure we would do it again! 😉

    @Bonnie – I don’t think it’s well-known, I only knew about it because someone told me about it.

    @Gaynor – the map paper is actually wrapping paper from Paper Tiger, cost a couple of quid I think.

    @threesmallapples – wow, your comment made me blush! thank you!

    @Eleni Drinks Tea – I didn’t know that about Macca’s birthday… hope you had a good day too? I think most of our guests kept their invites so I’m taking that as a sign they liked them 😉

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