One of the best parts of using templates and printables for your invitations is the fact that they are created by professionals. That means, even the DIY Brides and party planners among you have the ability to use professionally designed invitations with all the right wording ready to go. [I can spot a DIY wedding invitation a mile away because there is always wording out of place or missing.] (This post contains affiliate links.)
Now that you’ve selected your printable or template and after last week, know how to get it printed, today I thought it would be fun to look at fun ways to dress up those invitations to make them look way more expensive and custom that they actually are!
Use Specialty Envelopes
Let’s start by finding the perfect envelopes. This is the easiest way to elevate your invitations and it takes no additional time! Unless you are ordering from an online printer that includes generic envelopes with their prints, you will need to find something to mail your invitations in. One of the best places to find stationery envelopes in all shapes, styles and colors is Amazon. What I love about Amazon is that many of the same vendors I have whole sale accounts with for my business, also sell their envelopes retail in places like Amazon. That means you are getting the same high quality envelopes the pros are using and at fair retail prices.
Add an Embelishment
Another great way to elevate your template invitations is by adding what I like to call embelishments. This can be anything from a simple ribbon or twine as a belly band alone or with a fun tag. This is where you can get creative and add in your own personal twist to those templates. This may require some extra time to craft but it can prove to be well worth it!
There are also many great options for pre-made tags you can purchase as well. The key is to have fun. Use stamps or your own hand to create custom tags to add a personal touch only you can add to your invitations. The sky is the limit! Please Note: When it comes to using the paper punches to make your own tags, I am a big fan of the EK Tools brand and we have used them here in the shop as well. They have metal dies and seem to be able to handle more paper weights than some of the other brands.
Amazon is a favorite because it can be more of a one stop shop from paper to envelopes to all the embellishments you can imagine! If that’s not your thing or you are feeling a little overwhelmed, here are a few other great resources worth checking out:
Envelopes.com: Not only do they sell a ton of envelopes, they also offer printing services as well as other great goodies you may want to DIY your invitations. They aren’t always the cheapest but they do carry all the top brands known to the industry.
Paper Source: If you’ve ever been to one of their physical stores, you may already be familiar with this company. I could get lost for days looking through their store at all the papers, colors and products. It’s also a great place to find all the supplies you need to DIY your invitations. They carry great quality papers that I highly recommend.
Cards and Pockets: Another great resource for professionals and DIY’ers out there. They carry a huge range of colors for envelopes, paper and cardstock and are always adding new things including laser cut options! They also offer printing services which is great!
Whether you are looking to keep things simple or really customize your printable or template, I hope I’ve not only given you some ideas but also directed you to the right places to bring your ideas to life. Do you have any other great resources or a favorite place to go? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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