Elegant Wedding Menus – Rhinestones, Ribbons, and Sparkle – Rhode Island Invitations

In the words of my mother, “Bridal brain is now in full throttle.

And she isn’t kidding. It’s crunch time. Fire up that glue gun and sharpen up that trimmer blade. It’s time to get down and dirty with wedding crafting.

Even though there are 8 full weeks left until our big day, there is so much to do! It’s a bit overwhelming how much is left to do. Being a DIY crafty bride certainly has its work cut out for me. But making this wedding as elegant and glamorous as possible – yet all handmade has been making the challenge well worth it.

The next task I’ve been tackling for this wedding is the wedding menu design. I have played around with different ideas and finally came up with a pretty, unique way to set the tables with these menu cards and give guests that “wow” feeling when they first sit down. Each wedding menu card is going to be personalized to include each guest’s first name on an outside cover, with a message welcoming them to our wedding reception. Then the inside will contain all of the meal details from start to finish as well as our “G” initial at the top with a couple rhinestones around it 😉

elegant wedding menu black tie formal menu card

This seems like a daunting task  – making a menu for each and every guest, but it’s really not too bad! These are a heck of a lot easier to throw together than the boxed invites and so at this point, since I’ve already survived the invitation-making extravaganza, these menus will be a breeze in comparison.

What do you need to make them?

  • Book-binding cloth
  • Chipboard
  • Shimmery card stock
  • Ribbon
  • Rhinestones
  • A good printer
  • A good trimmer

So gluing papers together and adding jewels are pretty easy, but I highly recommend that if you haven’t already, you invest in a serious trimmer to get this job done. You are going to hate your life if you attempt to do these menus by hand using a single sheet trimmer – especially when it comes to the chipboard.

If you are really serious about crafting and card-making, I recommend that you try this bad boy:

It retails for around $500.00 but it is SO awesome. It cuts 40 sheets at once, and several chipboard pages at once. It will make your life a million times easier when doing a large number of invitations, menu cards, programs, etc.

And now….here’s a full look at the menu cards for our wedding!

elegant wedding menu black tie formal menu card

elegant wedding menu black tie formal menu card

elegant wedding menu black tie formal menu card

elegant wedding menu black tie formal menu card

elegant wedding menu black tie formal menu card

elegant wedding menu black tie formal menu card

elegant wedding menu black tie formal menu card

elegant wedding menu black tie formal menu card

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