Who’s ready for some wedding inspiration? I am the Kansas City Paper Source Assistant Store Manager, and I wanted to share my do-it-yourself wedding invitation story with the PS family!
My fiancée and I decided right away that we wanted a DIY and mostly paper wedding — he wanted it to be cheap and casual, and I wanted to make everything. So DIY was an easy decision!
I wanted a neutral color palette of cement, whites, and gravel. I also love lace. A vintage-modern wedding theme married the two and quickly became our style.
To start, I found a case of 1,000 paper doilies from a website called www.mypapershop.com, and got them at an awesome bulk price! As every bride knows, you have to watch your budget, and I was really excited to make all my inner envelopes with the doilies, so I would save money and have something surprising and different!
(Since I bought so many doilies, I ended up working them into our reception décor by covering glass jars and bottles to serve as flower vases and candle holders.)
For the RSVP postcard, I stamped a US Map stamp with the versamark pad, and put a double heart stamp over the Kansas and Missouri border in Crimson ink. (My fiancée is from Kansas and I’m from Missouri, and our wedding is here in KC.) I embossed both stamps at the same time with the clear powder, so it was 2 steps in one! My fiancée helped with the heat embossing, and I was surprised at how much he loved helping!
We are also using just a touch of red with our colors, so on the backs of the Gravel envelopes, we used the red glue gun wax, with the R seal. All of the envelope liners were made out of various white and cream patterned lokta papers, which made it fun to add a little variety! Finishing touches were added with the white uniball gel pen for addressing, and a custom stamp for our return address.
Even though Gravel and Cement are not words you normally think of when you think of a wedding, I am very happy with my color choices.