Flowers: How to make your own?

Ever wondered how to make your own wedding bouquets?  I found some links online at A Practical Wedding.  If you are into paper flowers (for decorations maybe), take a look at the video tutorial by A Beautiful Mess.

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Images credits to Martha Stewart.com

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Wedding invitations – Mrs MSquare’s – Part 2

Below see the semi-final* product from Mrs. MSquared invitation line.  We also worked on a logo and program layout.  I used Martha Stewart’s hole puncher (see a selection HERE) and a stamp for the kissing couple.  Also some glitter and satin ribbons.

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Mrs. MSquared (aka AMM) was very pleased with the results, see her bright smile below!!  We will soon be duplicating this prototype for the guest list.  So happy for AMM!!

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What do you think of the invites?

* Semi-final because the final invitations include glitter around the lovely couple and a silver ribbon.  Also, no blue line at the corners for final product… The bride’s wish is to leave the very final product as private, until after the wedding.

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Wedding invitations – Mrs MSquare’s – Part 1

I am helping my friend plan her wedding this November.

Because I love design (or was I temporarily high on sugar??), I volunteered to design her wedding invitations.  Crazy me! I have never made any wedding invitations, only wedding programs (once!) but she is such a sweet girl (oh no, am delirious…did I just type those words?) and she accepted and even encouraged my efforts!

So I went on a search of templates and instructions on designing, editing and printing wedding invitations.

After lots of brainstorming,  THE bride (Mrs. MSquare) and I came up with the following main criteria:

  1. Invitation theme to match Mrs MSquare’s wedding colors
  2. Template must be fun (did I mention that the bride-to-be is C-R-A-Z-Y?)
  3. Template must be balanced (the groom’s cool attitude is legendary)
  4. Simple design for easy printout
  5. It must include one of their lovebird pictures

I browsed multiple web links of wedding invitations and templates and below are the top 3 tips I found helpful in my quest to design Mrs. MSquare’s invitations:

  1. Offbeat Bride: lots of links to useful ideas for cards, invitations, decorations, etc.
  2. Download&Print: great selection of printing style and envelopes/papers
  3. Project wedding: DYI monograms etc.

On the next series on the “SissiWedding” category, I will post the designs and steps, as well as the bride-to-be’s reaction…stay tuned!

Have you had to design wedding invitations by yourself? Any tip you could share?  We would love to hear from you!

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