Lots of people tell us that they would love to make their own wedding stationery but many say they lack the skill or imagination. So to help you out, we’ve posed your questions to Leah from Imagine DIY and chat to her about how you can make your wedding stationery truly unique.
I have lots of scraps left over, how can I use them in a creative way?
Our favourite way to use up scraps is to make bunting. You can mix and match almost any colours and prints and it still looks great.
If bunting isn’t your thing, then mix and match name tags for favours are a good way to creatively use up larger offcuts.
I want to give my guests really special invitations but i’m not very creative. What ideas can you give me?
If you’re not good at crafting, keep it simple and elegant! Make sure you choose a good font for your wording, there are loads of free fonts available online.
For easy but really special invitations, blank laser-cut cards are a great starting part, you can add a pretty embellishments to make your stationery even more special.
I don’t have time to make invitations, what else could I DIY?
The possibilities are endless. There are obvious things like doing your own name tags and drinks labels, but we really love the idea of decorated jam jars filled with wild flowers for your table centres and personalised cutlery pockets are really easy to make and really add a special touch.
Place cards are boring, do you have any alternatives?
Of course. You could personalise any other items of stationery on the table, such as menu cards, favour boxes or table names. Alternatively, you could wow your guests by making your very own escort cards.
How can I add a 1920’s touch to my invites?
To create the right 1920’s mood first you should make sure that you choose the right text, watch films such as The Great Gatsby and see what type of font they use. If you want to add some more 20’s glam to your stationery, use some art deco-inspired embellishments such as pearl droplets and fab peacock feathers.
How should I embellish my vintage-styled stationery?
What a great question! The embellishments that you choose can really make or break your design, Lace is a key when you’re looking for that vintage style but you can also finish off your design with some gorgeous pearls.
Many thanks to Leah, who took time out of her busy schedule to answer these questions. You can see her amazing range of stationery at imaginediy.co.uk