OLIVIA: THE NEW 15-PIECE TEMPLATE COLLECTION AT DOWNLOAD & PRINT
It’s new template Tuesday, and today, for your invitation pleasure, I have a 15-piece bundle that Jessica of the Budget Savvy Bride has designed exclusively for Download & Print. The new collection is called Olivia and she’s inspired by the warm glow of city lights. Delightful pops of bright colors are paired with bold handwritten fonts. The collection is available in seven bright and festive colors. That’s right, seven! And you get all the colors in your download package. I can’t decide which color is my favorite, I’m leaning toward violet, but it’s a tough choice.
The collection includes:View the collection
- 5 x 7” invitation
- Square invitation
- Enclosure card
- Address labels
- Envelope liner
- Thank you card
- Ceremony program booklet
- Paddle fan program
- Table numbers
- Place cards
- Seating chart
- 8.5 x 11” sign
Phew, that’s a lot of templates!
How to put together a confetti themed wedding
Confetti is such a fun wedding theme and it can be pulled off very inexpensively with a little bit of DIY effort. Confetti adds a little whimsy, a little playfulness, and a little sophistication.
You’ll want to start with the Olivia paper goods. The 15-pieces will be carried throughout the wedding process. Using coordinating stationery alone creates a cohesive theme, which is one of the easiest ways to make your wedding very ‘put together’ without spending the Earth.
Of course with a confetti theme, you’ll need some actual confetti. I love the idea of using jumbo sized confetti. It’s a little different and easy to make, which means you can coordinate the super-sized confetti to the colors on your Olivia invitation suite. I put together a quick tutorial showing you how to make the confetti, and it comes with a free wrap-around bag label printable so you can package up some of the confetti for your guests. Get ready to be showered with jumbo confetti as you leave the church or reception. The confetti would also be great as table décor, sprinkle some on your reception tables, guest book table and cake table, or fill decorative glass jars (thrift store finds of course) with the confetti.
Paint is another easy and inexpensive way to bring in the confetti theme. To recreate the look of the confetti on the Olivia set with paint, layer dots picking up on the colors in the invitation. Cluster the dots toward one edge, and gradually spread them out as you move further away.
Paint confetti on table runners or tablecloths, napkins or place mats. Paint a white sheet to use as a photo booth backdrop, with the confetti falling from the top. Paint a pair of white Keds for when the time comes to kick off your heels and dance the night away. Paint champagne flutes and ask all your guests to raise them during the toasts. These can also double as favors.
If you are worried about your painting skills, there’s no need to try to draw a perfect circle freehand. Depending on the size of the dots you need you can find common items to help you paint. A pencil eraser makes great small dots, such as on the champagne flutes. Bubble wrap can be painted and stamped onto fabric, use large bubble wrap and try this for the photo booth backdrop. Cut up a laundry basket that has a circle pattern and spray paint over the circles onto a table runner.
When you are painting, let one color dry before layering with the next color, allowing the dots to get less and less dense as you move away from your starting point.
Pom poms can also stand in as confetti. Glue them to white helium balloons, clustering the poms at the top of the balloon and letting them trail off.
Try creating a confetti cake topper, turning your initials into colorful confetti. All you need is a hot glue gun, parchment paper and confetti. And while we’re talking cakes, I have one word for you… Funfetti. How awesome would a funfetti wedding cake be!
I think that’s enough ideas to send you dotty. Don’t forget to check out the full Olivia template collection in all the glorious colors, and grab the free wrap-around bag label. If you use any of these confetti ideas at your wedding or party, I’d love to see pictures!
With template love,