So, you’re getting married? Congratulations on your impending nuptials! Now the fun really begins. One of the most important parts of wedding planning (besides choosing the date, venue and dress, of course) is the invitations. How else will you make sure all your favourite people show up at the right time and place?

We’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for handmade wedding invites. Here are a few of our favourite ways to make your own custom wedding invitations:

Get Romantic in the Photo Booth

If you’re looking for something really personal but easy to make, this invitation idea is perfect. Hop into a photo booth with your beloved, snap a few cheesy shots and use a rustic luggage tag to deliver the vital information.

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To create 50 of these quirky invitations you will need:

  • 50 photo booth print-outs
  • 50 Kraft luggage tags
  • Custom stamp and ink (we recommend one of our custom rubber stamps)
  • 50 computer printouts of the important information: date, time, place etc. Make sure the printout is sized to fit the back of the luggage tag.
  • Glue stick
  • Hole punch
  • And string to tie it all together!

Print Your Own

For those of you on a serious budget, the printing your own invitations might just be a lifesaver! Websites like Wedding Chicks (http://www.weddingchicks.com/) offer free wedding invitation designs that you can customise to your colour scheme and print yourself. The only cost to you is paper and postage!

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To create this colourful and entirely personalised invitation you will need:

  • Quality paper in white or cream
  • Access to a printer
  • Card stock and matching envelopes
  • Glue

Charm Your Guests with Charms

A simple invitation is instantly transformed with the addition of a sweet charm. Whether you go for the classic key and locket motif, or something unique to reflect your personality, a charm will make your invitation really special. Plus, it’s something for your guests to keep long after the wedding day has passed!

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To add a little charm to your wedding invitation, you will need:

  • Wedding invitations and envelopes (custom stamped luggage tags work really well)
  • Charms
  • Ribbon
  • Hole punch

Stamp Your Way to Success

With a custom stamp and colourful ink the opportunities for wedding invitation creation are endless. (Phew, try saying that sentence five times fast).

All you need to create a really spectacular invitation is your weapon (stamp) of choice and high quality cardstock. You can design your own custom stamp here which can incorporate words, images or a selection of both! Create a stamp with the happy couple’s names, or go all out with a custom monogram.