10 ideas to up your DIY stationery game (on a budget).

Planning a wedding can be an exciting yet daunting task, especially when it comes to creating the perfect stationery. If you've chosen the DIY route for your wedding stationery and are working with a budget, fear not! With a little creativity and some clever tips, you can transform your print-ready wedding stationery into stunning, personalised masterpieces that will leave a smile on your guests faces once they see them.

Here are some budget-friendly ideas to elevate your DIY stationery game and make your wedding stationery something really special.

  1. Start with the perfect template

    Kickstart your DIY journey with Printle’s extensive collection of professionally designed templates. From classic to contemporary, find the template that resonates with your wedding theme and sets the tone for your special day for a fraction of the cost.

  2. Experiment with paper

    Once you’ve got your template picked, consider experimenting with different paper textures and finishes to find the perfect fit for your theme. If you’re printing yourself, try a few test prints. If you’re using your local printer, ask for some samples to help you decide!

  3. Use real florals

    Infuse a bit of nature into your stationery by incorporating real pressed flowers. This organic addition not only adds a beautiful aesthetic but also provides a sensory experience for your guests. Hint: choose blooms that match your wedding bouquet for a cheeky nod to your theme.

  4. Add a Personal Note

    Consider including a personal note in your invitations or thank-you cards. Share your love story, express your gratitude, or simply convey the excitement of having your guests join you on your special day.

  5. Try some ribbons

    Feeling feminine? Ribbon is a versatile and cost-effective way to add a touch of luxury to your wedding stationery. Use satin or silk ribbons in your chosen colour palette to tie together invitation suites or go a little more rustic and use some twine (perhaps amongst some dried flowers?).

  6. Use fancy envelope liners

    Enhance the unboxing experience for your guests by incorporating creative envelope liners. Choose envelopes lined with patterned, textured or coloured paper, adding an unexpected pop when they open their invitation. This small detail can add a nice surprise without stretching your budget.

  7. Edging with punches

    Punches can be a game-changer for DIY stationery. Experiment with border punches to create intricate and eye-catching edges on your invitations or place cards. This simple yet effective technique adds a touch of whimsy and sophistication to your designs.

  8. Wax seals

    Wax seals bring a timeless elegance to your wedding prints. You can create a custom wax seal with a design or a monogram. Match the wax colour to your wedding theme and you’ve got yourself a bit of old-world elegance.

  9. Creative calligraphy:

    If you have a knack for calligraphy (or know someone who does), use it to your advantage. Handwritten elements, such as names or dates, can add a personal touch to your stationery.

  10. Layering for dimension:

    Create depth in your stationery by layering different materials. Add a vellum overlay, use double-sided tape to attach intricate cutouts, mix and match layered paper colours; the world is your oyster.

With Printle, the journey to creating budget-friendly, print-ready wedding stationery that reflects your unique style is an enjoyable and stress-free experience. These creative ideas will not only help you save on costs but also ensure that your DIY stationery leaves a lasting impression on your guests.

So, sit back, relax and get crafty.