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I need help with my wedding invitations. I'm having the oh-so-classical budget wedding. It has a theme, it's "Rainbow Festival." My dress is white with rainbow flowers on it, the bouquets are made from ribbons in all different colors, and the bridesmaids are all dressing in a different color, one each of the rainbow colors. It is going to be in my uncle's backyard under a marquee with lots of fairy lights and colored cloth.
However, I have no idea, absolutely no idea how to portray this in an invitation. Does anyone with the slightest artistic ability at all have any ideas? I like invitations with ribbons and layers to them, but I also want it to be fun. Is this all too much and should I go for a plain white invitation with rainbow ribbons? Help.
By Reisan from Townsville, QLD, AUS
When I was searching for my invites, I found great options at http://weddingpaperdivas.com They have tons of styles, and you can customize too.
We did invitations for my daughter's friend and we used a flower paper punch to punch out flowers out of a calendar that had the basic colors she had chosen. You could choose bright colors to punch, the possibilities are endless. Look at your local craft or scrap booking store and might find a punch that is well suited for your chosen theme. We just used a good glue to glue them on the invitations and everything was random so no invitation was exactly alike. When gluing, we just put a small pool of glue and used a toothpick to put a few drops on the back. Everyone loved the invitations.
I think a plain white invitation with rainbow coloured ribbons would look best, it wouldn`t be too cluttered and would look more classy. You could, however have the invitations printed on rainbow coloured card.
I have also seen invitations done by printing the invitation information on vellum paper (which is somewhat transparent), then putting it on top of a piece of decorative paper (like scrapbooking paper), which you could have with the rainbow theme. The two are held together with transparent glue or by punching 2 holes in the top (through both papers) and tying with a ribbon. I have seen it with both straight cuts for the paper, as well as the vellum cut with scallop scissors.
You can get the papers on sale at most craft stores, if you keep your eyes open.
My exact color theme 44 years ago. Today I would use the ink method on a sponge. Someone at a scrapbooking shop cold direct you if you don't have a clue about this type thing. You put the colors you chose on the end of a hard type sponge and then drag it across your paper to make the rainbow, then ribbons etc. could decorate nicely. Sounds like you received some good ideas. Hope one works for you and congratulations and best wishes for many years!
I don't know your religious affiliations are, but in Christianity, rainbows are a sign from God that he won't destroy the world again by rain.
If you could find this scripture and incorporate it in your invitations, I think that would speak volumes.
I'm not sure if I misunderstood your questions though.
A water color rainbow is beautiful. You wet the paper in half circles, then apply the first row of paint, repeat till you get the rainbow you want with as many colors you want.
Your wedding sounds adorable. I happen to love rainbow weddings. My sister got married with the theme and it was just gorgeous. I know yours will be too! Many happy returns!
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Can someone help me design my wedding invitations? I need a site which shows sample invitations that we can use for ideas. Any other advice would be appreciated.
Don't know where you are, but if you are anywhere in the US or Canada you can call a few of your local print shops who will generally have a number of sample books for you to view. These same books will also generally be available at most wedding halls and stationary stores. They will answer all your questions. (02/02/2005)
By Ron B
A friend of mine had me do her daughter's. They brought the books that are mentioned above and then I found a picture out of a coloring book (precious moments) and used it with a computer program I already had to make cards, invitations etc. I bought it at Walmart for $5! (02/02/2005)
Do a google search for wedding invitations and all kind of catalogs come up that you can order for free. Go to Michael's - they have invitations that you can do yourself, all you need is a printer! (02/03/2005)
I made my own invitations. I scanned the peach/caramel toil napkins I was using for my reception and used them as a background, then I purchased vellum paper from Hobby Lobby for the front to print my text on.
I used the text ideas located on several websites, and I downloaded fonts for free for Microsoft word. I printed on the vellum paper in the font I liked, tied it with a ribbon and some plastic wedding rings to the paper with the pattern of my napkins and my invitations were finished and exactly what I wanted.
If you do not want to do that much work, Target has beautiful and elegant invitations that you can print on your printer. (02/05/2005)
If you're just looking for ideas and know how they will be "done" per say you can always go to different sites like americanweddingalbum.com, to get ideas. If you want something non-traditional for the wording, try looking at poetry websites for verse ideas. And if you want to order catalogs from people to get some ideas go to wedding.orders.com and they have numbers you can call or can look online. Just a few ideas, because I'm going through the same thing right now. My grandfather will be doing mine, and he can do anything but engraving and I just need to tell him what I want, so I figured if you were in the same boat as me, this might be helpful. Happy hunting and good luck! (03/12/2005)
I am making my brother's wedding invitations using some scrapbook materials and some Stampin' Up! products. I bought blank note cards at Michael's for $5 for 40. Then I embellished them with ribbon, and a Stampin' Up! set. (I also made other samples using brads, eyelets and ribbons) (05/06/2005)