Budget Bride – August issue – Wedding Invitations & a little DIY

Budgetbride August graphicHi Guys!

Thanks so much for swinging by this months Budget Bride series. If you caught my introduction to this series last month and kept an eye out for this post, thank you! I truly do hope anything I post throughout this series will be of some help to you when planning your big day!

So, this month is all about those important Wedding invitations. There are so many options out there for you to either buy them online directly, order them custom made {again online}, you may choose to get the family involved and chat round a table making them together, be a dab hand on photoshop {like myself} to make & print your own or decide to go down the unique route, like I have with a little DIY while staying within your budget.

So what Invitation is right for you & your budget. Well, we’ve gone with the unique DIY option and I’ll share just exactly what I plan to do with ours in a later post. But really depending on the style of your overall day really does give a taste to your guests what they can expect when they turn up to celebrate the day with you. Whether that be your colour scheme, a little fabric i.e. lace {hinting a true traditional feel}, bunting {hinting at a more garden fete feel to the day} and so forth. You get the jist.
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There are ideas sprinkled all over the internet and the world of Pinterest, which, if you don’t already have a love for Pinterest, you soon will because that whole world of decor, inspiration and adorable ideas will hook you and keep you forever. It’s my go-to-place for inspiration and ideas and it’s actually where I got the idea for our wedding invitation with a little added flare from Noolibird.

You can catch my Noolibird wedding stamp review here. The stamp is all manners of fabulous and it really was the perfect & unique touch we were looking to have on our invitations. The price of the stamp, plus supplies works out cheaper than any of the other custom made ones online while staying within the #BudgetBride theme.

However the opportunity to rustle something up on Canva, Picmonkey and even for the more experienced, Photoshop is just as awesome too. It’s something I’ve considered and getting them printed from places like Photobox for an affordable cost is also ideal and a very modern touch.
elegantprint_invitation1g-A2There is a whole array of DIY Wedding invitations right here for you if you need it. It does take you to forbidden land of Pinterest, so you’ve been warned. If you’ve never been before, it’s a hard place to drag yourself away from!

Stay tuned for next months Budget Bride series, which is all about Photography & even ideas to make your own DIY Photobooth!



  1. Mary Louise
    03/08/2015 / 11:30 PM

    This series is a brilliant idea. Really useful for sharing with brides to be like myself!
    Thank you x

  2. Silly Mummy
    05/08/2015 / 3:22 AM

    Great suggestions – I’m a big fan of DIY for things like this. #MMWBH

  3. 05/08/2015 / 5:56 AM

    We made our own orders of service for the church, but that was about it. Not hugely crafty people to be honest….but I wish we were. Best of luck with the preparations! #MMWBH

  4. 05/08/2015 / 2:27 PM

    love the idea of DIY invites, a lovely personalised touch is always appreciated #MMWBH

  5. zoe dunn
    05/08/2015 / 9:16 PM

    great idea for a budget bride series weddings too often are about the amount of money spent and not about what’s really important which is 2 people celebrating their love for each other. Another great budget idea is home made table confetti I’m gonna be doing a post on it soon I’ll tag you. #MMWBH

  6. Tracey Abrahams (The Anxious Dragon)
    06/08/2015 / 10:41 AM

    I love the idea of a DIY wedding, we did as much as possible for ours earlier this year.

  7. 09/08/2015 / 10:24 PM

    I love the idea of DIY invites as they will be lovely and unique . I think if I was planning a wedding I would be going Pinterest crazy xx

  8. Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    10/08/2015 / 3:26 AM

    Pinterest is a bride’s best friend or worst enemy isn’t it! For a bit I worked with brides to design their wedding cakes, and they all had Pinterest accounts! BTW I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with, I’m sure it’s awesome. Speaking of awesome, love the blog and the new bio pic! LOVE it all!

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