Fall is definitely in the air, finally. Here in Texas Fall tends to come a little later in the year than in most parts of the country. I am embracing with force the crisp mornings and evenings and the gorgeous colors the world is turning. The world is visually stunning, and it just smells good too. Halloween has been and gone, I successfully wrestled all the sugary delights from my kids (to go in the trash, of course *wink wink* not for me, of course *wink wink*), and the countdown is on to my favorite adopted holiday, Thanksgiving. Today I will show you how to style our Vintage Fall Bouquet invitation giving you two options that are perfect for this time of year, and then showing you how changing the colors turns the flowers into pretty spring blooms. Perfect for our friends in the southern hemisphere, of if you are planning a spring 2015 wedding.
None of these styles are difficult to put together, I actually forgot to add any embellishments (shhhhhh), so aside from a backing card, they are as simple as download and print.
First how the invitation and RSVP appears in our product catalog.
And now with a few changes you'll see how versatile this template is.
1. Kraft Backer
This invitation requires minimal changes from the original that you see in our product catalog. I kept the colors and fonts the same, and didn't even change the text layout. I did move the text in toward the center of the invitation, and printed on cream card. I then trimmed about 1/2" off each side from the original trim lines, making the invitation 4 x 7". I cut a backing card out of kraft paper to 5 x 7" and centered the invitation on top, adhering with double sided tape. A backing card is my favorite (and the easiest) way to add a little extra something to your invitations. The only trick you need to know with this style is leave the invitation and backing card a little long, adhere together, and then cut down to 7" tall. This will allow you to line up the top and bottom edges perfectly.
2. Vintage Bouquet Save-The-Date
We don't always have coordinating save-the-dates in our wedding sets, but it is so easy for you to create one. You can simply use the enclosure card that we supply in the template set and change the wording to suite a save-the-date. I however wanted my save-the-date to be 4 x 6", which is postcard size and you can stick a stamp on the back and mail without an envelope very inexpensively. So I took the floral design from our vintage autumn set and put it on a 4 x 6" template, leaving the colors the same and printing on cream card. I really like the way these colors look on cream. I used the fonts Verdana and Bira, making the names very large in comparison to the rest of the text, just to try something different. I think it's perfect for a rustic wedding announcement.
3. Vintage Spring Blooms
For my third style I changed the feel to the invitation completely, having spring in mind rather than autumn. I picked bright fruity colors, reminiscent of spring blooms. The fonts I chose are MA Sexy and Tahoma, which I think are a fun pairing. This invitation is printed on white card, and once you have your wording in is as simple as download and print. Choose card that is at least 65 lbs in weight for a luxurious feel. We can change the colors to match your bridal bouquet and would love to color match for you.
The take away this week is, no matter what time of year you are getting married, we can, and would love to, help you DIY your invitations!