A much overdue followup!

Posted December 13th, 2013 in Custom Projects, DIY by daniellegrace

Well, this year has gone by so super fast. I have a client-printed invitation that was sent to me this summer that I am JUST NOW getting around to photographing! It helps that I have a new camera. Oh well.

This is a custom DIY invitation I designed for Anna and Salim’s bicycle themed wedding at Irish Creek Farm in Lac Ste-Marie. When I met with Anna about this project at Illume Espresso Bar in Westboro, we ended up talking about anything and everything for a very long time! I seem to always get the best clients. Since their wedding was to be in a rural area, with different groups of people staying at different cottages and chalets, we made a pretty detailed custom map for the event. It even shows you where you can find wine, owls, and deer! And it was red and mint – so in this year. I was super happy with it, and Anna and Salim said they got tons of compliments on the set as well! See pictures below for more details.

Anna and Salim Invite and Map

Anna and Salim’s red and mint custom DIY wedding invitation and map

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How to DIY Your Wedding Invitations

Posted April 4th, 2012 in DIY, News by daniellegrace

In keeping with the theme of the light at the end of the tunnel, and incremental improvements, I am finally getting around to sharing the (non-definitive) guide to DIYing your Wedding Invitations! This PDF handout was prepared for a workshop I gave this February at WedByHand, Ottawa’s indie wedding show. I had 48 students on that winter afternoon, so it seems like there is an appetite for DIY. I present to you a small resource for planning your wedding stationery attack!

I’d recommend starting by downloading the PDF – its printable! But here is the text from my very condensed version of my workshop:

How to Make Your Own Wedding Invitations

1. A DIY Caveat

Crafting takes time, and its not always cheaper. In the end, you have to be excited about the wedding projects you take on, so only make things that you care about. For everything else, forget about it – someone else in the world loves to make it! Share the love!

We have compiled this flowchart to help you chart your path to wedding invitation bliss:

A DIY Invitation Flowchart by Six Modern

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