So after looking at several DIY bridesmaids invitations, I found one I absolutely love. It was from Bethany's blog. I loved the way she asked her bridesmaid and wished I could have done it exactly like hers! But I didn't want to spend a lot of money so I came up with my own version.
Here is what you will need:
- cardstock paper
-printer with ink
-color swatches from paint store or home depot/lowe's
- inspirational photos
I spent absolutely nothing on these! I had the lace, I had ink, I had cardstock, and the color swatches were free! oh how I love the internet!
For the card itself, I found a printable for the bridesmaid invitation on weddingchicks.com. I printed those out using the setting where I print two copies per page and folded it in half so the design can show up on the back and the front. You can get this free printable here.
Next, I loved her idea of scalloped postcards. For mine I used card stock, this template, and photoshop. I made each box progressively smaller like she did and then I hand cut each one. I also used the same content. I totally feel the same way as she does about having bridesmaids. I just want them to be there for me on one of my most important days of my life! I don't care about the showers or parties or gifts! It was beautiful!
|click here for template|
After that I went on my Pinterest board and picked out my favorite themes from my wedding board. I took about four pictures and put them all on one document in photoshop and printed four copies of it on one page and cut each one out for each of my bridesmaids (gotta save paper you know!) I wanted them to see what I saw as my dream wedding.
I then went to get color swatches from Home Depot and placed them in the card as well.
I didn't like how everything could fall out so easily so I found some lace at the thrift store and used them to tie both horizontally and vertically across the card to make sure nothing would fall out.
And that's about it. I can't wait to see the faces of my bridesmaids when I give them this !