DIY wedding guide

Fun and budget-friendly ideas for DIY favors, invitations, flowers—and yes, cake, too

Elegant handmade wedding invitations

Making these contemporary layered or wrapped cards is inexpensive and fun

How to make wedding invitations
Photo by Christina Schmidhofer

Wedding invitation No. 1: The layered look

Whether eloquent and expressive or short and sweet, your text should convey the mood of the wedding as well as the pertinent details.

Once you’ve decided what to say, type it into a word-processing program and play with different fonts, sizes, and spacing to get the right look. Remember to leave space for any stamped design that will show through from the middle card.

Print or photocopy your invitation text horizontally on the vellum (you can print two on one sheet of vellum).

If you don’t have a computer or a high-quality printer, take your text and paper to a copy shop.

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