Destination Wedding Week – DIY Invitation Inspiration

Pink HibiscusEvery wedding is different, unique and special! Whether your budget is lavish, small or somewhere in the middle, you can absolutely create a beautiful wedding. With a little planning, healthy doses of inspiration and some creativity, it’s easy to make lovely things for your special day. Any wedding, however formal or not, is all about the vision of the bride and groom. For a destination wedding, it’s great to inject a lot of fun and whimsy into every aspect of the big day!

I was thrilled that my daughter-in-law asked me to help her with so many things for the wedding – I was truly in full blown, 5-alarm all-out Little Miss Celebration mode! As I share projects for the wedding, I’ll provide what I used and where I purchased the materials. I found a great places to buy what we needed at the right price. Maybe one or more of them will have just what YOU may be searching for.

It All Starts With A Little Color…

Scott and Chelsea selected coral and turquoise blue for their wedding colors. I was actually kind of surprised to learn that Scott had definite ideas on the color selection! (Who knew?!) They also wanted to incorporate their home states and their adopted “home” state into the invitation. With so much inspiration on Pinterest and countless other wedding sites, the ideas boggle the brain! They decided to use sand dollars, starfish, ribbon and candlelight!

Here is the invitation that I made for the wedding.

Destination wedding invitation

Destination wedding invitation

I used a single heart in each of their home states and two hearts to reflect where they now live together. The words were cut on my Cricut Expression, using Cricut Craft Room to weld the letters, create the shadow effect and cut the tiny hearts. A simple, blue ribbon was tied around the top into a small bow, with a heart charm that said “Love” dangling from the ribbon.

To give the inside a little color, I punched out sand dollars using Martha Stewart’s 2-1 in Sand Dollar/Starfish punch. Since the punched sand dollars were white, I pounced some coral ink around the edges so that they would pop a bit. Tiny star fish were cut on the Cricut for the bottom of the invitation. It’s kind of tough to see the starfish punches in the photo! I’m also taking out names on some of the things I will share this week, which I know everyone will understand!


Wedding Invitation Inside

Inside wording of destination wedding invitation

Wedding Response Card

Wedding Response Card

Making destination – or any – wedding invitations just takes a little organization! Make all of the components at the same time. I cut all of the paper, words, ribbon, and embellishments first…then went to work putting it all together! My late-night invitation making below!

Invitations in the making!

Wedding invitations in the making!

Materials and Tools Used:

  • 5 1/2 x 6 ” Cards and Envelopes, Recollections Collection, Michael’s
  • Response Cards from Staples
  • Bo Bunny Double Dot Paper in Coral, Create for Less
  • Blue and White Card Stock from Michael’s
  • Blue ribbon and heart charms from Michael’s
  • Martha Stewart Sand Dollar/Starfish Punch from Create for Less
  • Cricut cartridges Used – Songbird, 50 States, Life is a Beach and Sweethearts
  • Color Box Chalk Inkpad in Rose Coral from Create for Less
  • Tonic Studios Paper Trimmer, Zig 2-way Glue and Tombow Tape Runner Permanent Adhesive
  • Invitation Font Used – Gabriola
Destination wedding invitation

Destination wedding invitation

Of course, we need to make our guests feel welcome – and have a little fun in the process! Next time, how we made the welcome bags and all of the fun goodies that were inside!

hmm…sometimes figuring our how to ADDRESS the invitations is harder work than actually making them! See tips from Crane in the article below and more fab etiquette tips for destination wedding invitations.

Thanks for sharing some of your day with me!

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