When we first thought about having a Star Wars-themed wedding, I knew I had to design all the stationery myself. Of course, we chose a theme that is already its own brand, but I didn't want to just arbitrarily take from what's already in existence, and I wanted something a little more elegant than geeky. So how do you create a "brand" or consistent theme that is totally geeky, with an established standard, yet still keep it elegant?
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of diy invitations posts.
I love Art Nouveau. So we've been making DIY Art Nouveau book invitations, with the help of a very talented friend, who owns an old letterpress. Want to take a peek inside?
You know what sucks about wedding invitations? Pretty much all the logistics — tracking down everyone's addresses, paper cuts on your tongue from envelopes, and "How do you spell so-and-so's new last time?" You know what's awesome about wedding invitations? Our sponsor Postable.com — the free and easy way to gather your guests' addresses and send out beautiful wedding stationery without the hassle.
If you want your big day to be a "solid gold hit," I have just the invitation for you. Check out this vinyl record invitation. If you and your partner are music purists, and have a shelf loaded with vinyl, then be sure to grab the free template downloads and follow along with the photo tutorial below to create this fun invitation at home.
If you're looking for wedding invitations and stationery, you know there are butt-ton of options out there. Our sponsor e.m.papers is one of those great options, offering DIY printable wedding invitation and paper good templates. Here are some things that e.m.papers can offer you that not every invite company can…
I bet it's time for a lot of y'all to start thinking about wedding invitations. If you find yourself stressing out about the environmental implications, the hand-cramping task of writing addresses, or designing inserts for every one of your wedding events, then I have one question for your: Have you thought about going paperless? More specifically, have you thought about paperless invitations from our longtime Offbeat Bride sponsor Glö? Glö has tons of wedding correspondence tools that will wow your guests, but will save you time, stress, and your sanity. Here's what you can do with Glö:
Home-brewed beer (including beer ceremony), an Elvis officiant, a hilarious camp wedding guide, and a cocktail hour with lawn games and merit badges — you've just described my perfect camp-out party. Don't even get us started on the tearful first look, the Sharpie pre-tattoo rings, the dads' pre-ceremony chest bump, and the time-traveling video invitation. Oh, and there's one more video that we're keeping a secret. Trust me, you have to see it.
After seeing this wedding, there is no way we all won't be in the mood for Mexican food and a full-on fiesta — which is exactly what this wedding entails. Papel picado, an awesome Mexican restaurant, and tons of DIYed decor worthy of the event make this colorful shindig a stunner. Add in the gorgeous vintage-style chapel and sweet mother/daughter impromptu dance, and you'll be in love with this love.
Halloween 2013 means it's a great year for superstition-themed parties! A save-the-date is a great way to establish the mood of your party, and since we're going with superstitions, what is more superstitious than a broken mirror? Here's how to make them yourself…
The bouquets were made from pages of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, and Red Riding Hood. The cake topper was a miniature zombie family. The place cards were actual TOE TAGS! And then… in classic horror movie style, all the lights went out during the reception! It wasn't intentional, but that is one way to spook out your guests at a Halloween wedding. Just wait until you see what movie prop they used as a guest book!
Animals, adventure, and retro travel… now that's a wild wedding setup. With lots of DIY from the crafty bride and some dance floor shenanigans, this zoo wedding was bound to bring out everyone's animal side. Get ready for animal prints, peacock feathers, animal crackers, and tropical-themed centerpieces.