Wedding DIY: Free Printable Invitations & RSVP
Us Bespoke Bride ladies have been very lucky today, we have been joined by the lovely Anna Skye designer and founder of Download & Print. She has been kind enough to give our readers a completely free downloadable wedding invitation template so that you can create your very own gorgeous wedding stationery.
You may remember some of Anna’s designs in a post we featured in May titled 20 Invitations and Save the Dates to print and download for free, this really is a fabulous offer, you would be crazy to miss out!
As this DIY is all Anna’s fabulous hard work I am going to let her guide through this tutorial…
Hello lovely Bespoke Brides…My name is Anna Skye and I am the designer and founder at Download & Print. I started Download & Print to help brides on a budget create beautiful and interesting invitations at home. Whether you are looking for timeless classics, or eclectic and fun pieces, it is possible to DIY your stationery and still elicit oooohs and ahhhhs from your guests. Today I am thrilled to be able to share an exclusive invitation and RSVP printable with you. I call the set ‘Gouache Flowers’, and it’s styled around a 16th century opaque watercolour technique. Grab the free download, and then follow along with the steps below to create this exquisite set for yourself.
You Will Need: Invitation and RSVP Template files ♥ A4 White Card Stock ♥ C5 Envelope for Invitation ♥ C6 Envelope for RSVP ♥ Printer ♥ Microsoft Word ♥ Scissors or paper cutter
Step 1: Download the template files and open in MS Word. Add your wedding details and print with your home colour printer. The script font used in the template sample is Parisienne, and the information text is Palatino Linotype Regular, both of which are available to download for free. If you do not have these fonts installed on your computer Word will substitute different fonts. You can pick any fonts that you like.
The invitation template yields one per A4 page, and the RSVP yields two per page.
TIP: Print one copy and review your text to check for spacing, punctuation, and spelling errors. Get a second set of eyes to look at your draft as there is nothing worse than printing 100 invitations to find a spelling mistake!
Step 2: Using your paper cutter or scissors, cut each invitation and RSVP along the trim lines. A paper cutter will give you straighter cuts and will save time, but scissors will work just fine.
TIP: If you are feeling crafty and have some extra time on your hands (a lot of extra time on your hands), these invitations can be embellished a number of ways. I think adding some flat-backed rhinestones to the round areas of the flowers would look quite lovely. Just be careful when gluing to avoid turning your invitations into one big, sticky mess.
Step 3: The invitation fits in a C5 envelope, and include a C6 envelope for guests to use when returning the RSVP. Step back and admire your work. It couldn’t be much simpler than that.
So who will be giving this one a go then? We would love to hear from you! Please take some time to thank the wonderful Anna for sharing her wonderful work with us in the comments below, I am sure she would really appreciate it.
Much Bespoke Love