How I Made my Wedding Invitations for Under £100

I made my own wedding invitations for under £100, and I wanted to share with you how I managed it.

There are so many things to consider when planning a wedding. Wedding invites are one of those expensive necessities, but really it’s just some paper with information about the time and date of your wedding. You can get some truly stunning wedding invites for around £3.50 per invite. But I did my wedding invitations for under £100, 97p per invite, and I think they look equally as lovely.

I found a design that I liked and asked my sister to create it for me. They only took her a couple of days, and she was happy because I paid her with wine. I’m sure this is the sort of thing you can do yourself too. If you have access to software such as Photoshop or similar, you could design your own simple invites. Mine were very simple, as that’s the way I wanted them. We chose traditional wording.

wedding invitations for under £100 - DIY

You can see that they’re on an off-white background with no other decoration. They’ve been printed on really thick, matt card.

Along with the invites, I included one information slip that has directions from the church to the venue. The slip includes the phone numbers of local hotels and taxi companies, and a small poem that explains what we would like as a wedding present.

There is an RSVP card with our mobile numbers on. It also asks guests to tell us of any dietary requirements and a song choice.

Gluing and Sticking

The main invitation and all the extra slips are being tied together with ribbon the colour of our bridesmaids dresses. It was only 29p per metre from Hobbycraft.

We were having a small dilemma about what to tie the ribbon together with. I was very conscious of our invitations looking too homemade. I considered tying a bow but thought it would look messy. Instead I found these stunning bows on Etsy that have stickers on the back. I wrapped the ribbon round and secured it by sticking the bow over the seam.

white bows for DIY wedding invitations

This is the finished result: simple, elegant, and the yellow ribbon adds a splash of Spring colour too.

The total came in at £88 for 90 invites. So, there you have wedding invitations for under £100!

Did you DIY your invites or pay for a company to do them for you? Were you happy with them?

Perfect Wedding Destinations Around the World

Everyone’s idea of perfect wedding destinations is so different which I absolutely love.

If all weddings were the same, they’d be boring. It isn’t about getting married in a church anymore, and people are choosing to get married abroad, because it’s cheaper. So I decided to compile a list of perfect wedding destinations to help give you some inspiration. I’ve tried to incorporate a mixture of destinations from all over the world.

Trou aux Biches Beach, Mauritius

A beach in Mauritius. Need I say more?

Without a venue as such, these sorts of weddings can be a little bit more difficult to prepare for. You’d have to consider chair and table rentals so your guests would have somewhere to sit during the ceremony. And then you’d have to consider where to move on afterwards: a hotel somewhere or a local village. It’s absolutely still a beautiful choice. And you could even dare to go snorkelling after the ceremony!

perfect wedding destinations - Mauritius on the beach

Vincigliata, Tuscany

Is there a more romantic place to get married than in a castle in Tuscany? You can be Cinderella for the day in your stunning Italian palace. Unlike the UK, the weather will be almost guaranteed to be nice, and there’s an option for an outdoor or an indoor wedding. Just remember that the bigger the wedding venue, the grander the wedding price tag.

Castle in Tuscany, perfect wedding destinations

 

Aspen, Colorado

If you prefer some breathtaking scenery surrounding your wedding ceremony, then these Rocky Mountains might be on your list of perfect wedding destinations. There are a number of hotels up in the mountains that can host your wedding, you’ll just have to make sure your guests don’t get lost.

 

Aspen, Colorado wedding

 

The Great Barn, UK

Barn weddings and rustic weddings have been huge over the last five years. People are choosing to sit on hay bales instead of chairs, or to wear cowboy boots instead of stilettos. If you’re looking for a stunning barn venue, choose this one in Norfolk, UK. It’s a Grade 1 listed building and will add a rustic touch to your day.

 

barn wedding venue, UK

 

Those are my perfect wedding destinations from around the world. Whether you want barn or manor house, home or abroad, there is a destination out there for you.

Disney Wedding Dresses by Alfred Angelo

Luckily for me I’ve already found my dream dress for my wedding next April, but it doesn’t stop me swooning over these Disney wedding dresses!

My last post showed how you could create a Cinderella-themed wedding but the whole collection is stunning, so I just had to show you! This post is going to be slightly picture heavy, but I’m sure you won’t mind when you see how stunning they all are.

What I love about them is that they’re not obviously Disney princess dresses. You can guess which princess is which dress, but they’re subtle.

Ariel Disney wedding dress

Ariel, The Little Mermaid

The Ariel dress (above) is complete with a stunning layered fishtail (ironic naming).

Aurora Disney wedding dress

Aurora, Sleeping Beauty

 

Belle Disney Wedding Dress

Belle, Beauty and the Beast

Belle (above) has a slight ruching around the bottom of the dress, very similar to one Belle has in the Disney film.

Cinderella Disney wedding dress

Cinderella

 

Elsa Disney Wedding Dress

Elsa, Frozen

I love this Elsa wedding dress. The cape that is attached to the shoulders is absolutely stunning.

Jasmine Disney Wedding Dress

Jasmine, Aladin

 

Mulan Disney Wedding Dress

Mulan

The neckline in this is very classic, and gives a slight Oriental feel to it.

Rapunzel Disney Wedding Dresses

Rapunzel, Tangled

 

Snow White Disney Wedding Dress

Snow White

 

Disney Wedding Dress

Tiana, The Princess and the Frog

These Disney Wedding Dresses are stocked all over the UK so it wouldn’t be too hard to find someone near you.

In the North West, there are 15:

A1 Bridal Boutique, Wigan
A Day to Remember, Chester
Ava Rose Bridal Boutique, Liverpool
Because I Love You Bridal, Bolton
Beryl Cotton Weddings, Warrington
Butterfly Brides of Cheshire, Widnes
Caroline’s Occasions, Sandbach
Celebration Village, Manchester
Champagne and Strawberries, Arkholme
Cheadle Brides, Stockport
Glitz, Ritz and Tiaras, Southport
Lulu Ella Brides, Fleetwood
Mayann Unique Design, Whitby
Once Upon a Bride, Hyde
One Special Day, Tyldesley

It would be worth phoning in advance before you go to make sure they have got some in stock.

View the full collection at Alfred Angelo.