Handmade wedding cards are the perfect way to show how much you care about your near and dear ones. It is also an opportunity to involve your family, friends, and fiance to participate in the wedding preparations. This is a lovely way to share your joy and make your guests, 'Save the Date' for your wedding.
Before setting out on creating homemade invitation cards, be forewarned that the path is arduous. Firstly, you will need to decide upon the layout of the invitation and the materials you intent to use. Secondly, you will need to chalk out the approximate expenses you will incur and judge whether your project is cost-effective or not.
Thirdly, you will need to keep a tab on the number of invitees, also making those many handmade cards is feasible for you. Lastly, wisely consider the available time at hand and whether you'll be able to get the cards made within the expected deadline. If all these requisites seem doable, you can go ahead and make your wedding cards to surprise your guests!
Depending on the shape of the invitation you plan to make, place the lace around the borders or use it as the base upon which the details of the wedding shall be placed. You can also cut the lace into strips and place it around the flaps of the card. Use a suitable ribbon and dried flowers to decorate the corners of the card.
Choose a decorative translucent paper and combine it with a pearly white or cream paper, in order to create an illusion of layers. Thereafter, use a bold-colored sheet for making the background for the card. Apart from using strings and beads, you can also machine stitch the borders of the card for the sake of decoration.
You can also place shells and sand in the bottle, in case you are planning on a beach or a Hawaiian-themed wedding. The biggest advantage of this idea is that you will find no dearth of discarded bottles, which can be used for this project.