Phew! It's been go, go, go around here. From hosting a tropical themed birthday party to showing at a huge eclectic craft faire, I've been bamboozled with bright colors, bright ideas, and noise... oh the noise. I'm ready for my quiet space, or at least to tone things down to a manageable din. Everything has been fast, from the food, to the chatter, to the squealing children.
To counteract this confetti explosion that has been my life of late, I'm taking comfort in the elegance of our Pearls & Lace Invitation Collection.
Although a scan through Pinterest may lead you to believe that colorful bohemian weddings are all the rage, me thinks traditional elegance still stakes claim as wedding's reining theme.
Some things will just never go out of style. A white dress, bouquet, something borrowed, first dance, layered cake, pearls and lace.
I'm going to play up the pearls part of the Pearls & Lace DIY wedding invitation and add just a tiny amount of bling. This DIY is super inexpensive and quick to pull off, yet adding pearl accents transforms a simple invitation into something quite special.
The Pearls & Lace collection is one of our most popular downloads, it comes in seven colors from bright turquoise to the ethereal silver you see in this tutorial.
I like to think you're adding a hint of sophistication in the pearl. Whether you have a vintage wedding planned or you want to keep things gorgeous and classic, the Pearls & Lace collection is sure to elicit some ooohs and ahhhhs when it arrives in the mail... no doubt like the ooohs and ahhhhs that came from me when I finally managed to get off my feet!!
Step 1: Download & Print
Download the Pearls & Lace invitation template. I'm also using the RSVP card, enclosure card and envelope liner. Save the files to your computer and open them in MS Word or Mac Pages. The files will also work in some open source programs, check your program's compatibility with .docx files.
Enter your names and text. All the wording can be changed and moved around so don't feel you need to stick with the sample wording.
Print the templates on 8.5 x 11" card stock, I prefer paper between 65 lbs and 90 lbs.
Trim the templates along the dotted lines using a paper trimmer or scissors.
Step 2: Add Pearls
Place a stick-on pearl at the center top and center bottom of the invitation. Place a corresponding pearl on the enclosure card. The easiest way to position the pearls is with tweezers. They are small and fiddly and I found that tweezers made the process go so much more smoothly.
Press down on the pearl with your finger to get a good adhesion.
I'm using the silver invitation bundle with matching grey pearls. The template collection comes in six additional colors, all of which are included in your download, so pick the color pearl that coordinates with your wedding day. Classic pearl will match any of the invitation colors, and is particularly elegant with the taupe invitation.
For classic and understated elegance you can't go wrong with the Pearls & Lace invitation. The pearl accents are an inexpensive and quick addition, yet are just enough bling to turn the invitation into something special. Enjoy!
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With template love,
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