So shortly after working on my own wedding invitation design and sharing it with you all on my blog, I ended up receiving my first boxed invitations order on my shop page: Emily’s Enchantments.
I am pleased to present the invitations created for Kiyana & David who are getting married on August 18th! Congratulations to them both! 🙂 I used a different jewel that was a bit more sparkly than the heart rhinestones I had in my own invitations. The bride also requested that the boxes get mailed as is with a label right on top of the silver box. I was originally concerned that the invitation boxes wouldn’t hold up well in the mail, but apparently they did! Whew! And, because the boxes are 5″ x 6″ instead of 5″ x 7″, the postage is significantly less (approx $1.75 per box versus $5.25) – so for any of you who are planning on making your own wedding box invitations, keep that in mind!
Happy crafting 🙂
I have been a regular fan of the black and white style for my own wedding stationery, but I decided to try something new when I had an Etsy customer request a pink and white boxed invitation. She loves the silver box, and wanted a little bit of light shimmery pink. I’m thinking of testing out some more invitation designs in the pink family (what do you think?). I’m sure most brides for the summer have already picked out their invitations at this point, since isn’t the rule of thumb that they should be popped in the mail at the 3 month mark? So far, Emma as approved her pink & white invitation sample and gave permission for me to post images of her sample on my blog so that you can take a peek! Hope you like the pics!
Congratulations to Emma & Andrew!
Who says DIY can’t be glamorous? 😉
After many trials and errors…I have finally made my first wedding invitation in a box! I fell in love with couture invitations online, but was not in love with the idea of paying someone to produce an invitation that I felt I could make myself. With my home printer, Microsoft Word fonts, shimmery card stock on sale at the local craft store, and decorative details from wholesalers online, I figured out my own boxed invitation formula.
My fellow crafters, it IS possible to do it yourself. You just have to be willing to hunt around and have some patience. This is NOT something you want to do if your wedding is right around the corner. I expect that this will take me a good 2 months to put 75 of these invitations together (since I work at SeraCare Life Sciences full time, and am currently getting my M.B.A.). Once you get the first one done, make sure you have all the dimensions written down – even the exact length of the ribbon you used. That way you can cut 75+ card stock squares, all at once, in the length and width you want, and get them done so much faster.
I will post a tutorial soon! I can’t believe I haven’t blogged in almost 2 months. It’s true that once you become a bride, things get very busy! Most of my past 6 weeks have been spent trying to get into beach shape and trying to devise the blueprint for an invitation that looked decent enough to share with you! Let me know what you think! I hope this inspires some of you crafty brides to take a crack at making boxed wedding invitations of your own!!
I’m hoping to seal them with a burgundy wax rose. But, I have to purchase a lighter and do a couple practice ones first before I try it on one….That will be a project for another day!