- 4 years ago
This is my DIY invitation, hope this inspires some of you. I made this from scratch via Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Sorry this is so long.
First I started with a google search on wedding invitations, I found some, but to be honest none that I really loved. Then when I finally did find some via Etsy, as a result from google I was surprised to find that they wanted to charge $5.25 for each one, I just simply couldn’t afford it. Not to mention the letterpress version which was going to cost anywhere from $7.00 to $15.00, depending on the weight of the paper, the amount of colors (generally only up to two), whether you already had a design or if they were going to design one for you at an additional charge.
After finding out I couldn’t afford to custom order the invite style I loved, and not willing to settle for anything less, I decided to create my own. I am majoring in Photography so I have photoshop knowledge, so that definitely helped me in getting around Illustrator which I had never before used.
I first googled “Font Combination” and found several amazing blogs dedicated to helping you pair the most beautiful fonts together, because beleieve it or not the font you use will make or break your finished look. These are some of the websites which helped me determine my fonts: mos pens studio, PsPrint Blog, and this is the website where I downloaded the fonts I used ffonts.net I used Burgues Script for the names and Mrs Eaves for the rest of the wording. (If you have the Burgues Script font you’ll need Illustrator or similar programs to open up the Glyphs of this font. Google glyphs for a better understanding of what I’m referring to). When you print you do so in CMYK so the colors I used were Burgundy color: 31 – 100 – 58 – 59, and Gold color: 39 – 47 – 75 – 15. That same gold color was used for the laurel wreath and the monogram letter. The monogram letter is in font EcuyerDAX. The wording of my invitation is done in a traditional format, becuase altough neitiher set of parents are paying for the wedding, we still wanted to pay them respect.
Size of invitation: 5 x 7 and the burgandy paper will measure at 5 1/4 and 7 1/4 inches, will most likely be printed in cardstock of 110lb. But even 65lb would do becuase it’ll be thicker with the burgundy cardstock paper. Will use a tape glider to glue them together, do not use glue sticks or modge podge as I have seen in other tutorials.
Don’t hesitate to ask any questions. Will post the invitation belly band, RSVP card and info card later.