Wedding Wednesday | DIY Vintage Inspired Deckled Edge Invitations - La Belle Sirene

Wedding Wednesday | DIY Vintage Inspired Deckled Edge Invitations

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wedding Wednesday | DIY Vintage Inspired Deckled Edge Invitations | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

Happy Wedding Wednesday! The final countdown is on and we are just over two months away from our big day! It's time to sort out all of the little details and tie up all of the loose ends and it is hectic! 

Wedding planning is definitely not a walk in the park but it has been an incredible journey that has brought me closer to my fiance and closer to God. I have learned throughout this process that I truly need to trust and let God take the wheel out of my hands. He is faithful and He will carry us through to the end where we will commit ourselves to a new life serving each other and Him in marriage. 

Wedding Wednesday | DIY Vintage Inspired Deckled Edge Invitations | labellesirene.ca

 My lovely bridal party came together to help me DIY my dream invitations and I could not be happier with how they came out, so I knew I had to share them with you! 

I had a very distinct vision in mind for my invitations but it was surprisingly difficult to figure out how to achieve that vision without spending a ton of money. So I had to buckle down and figure out to do them myself. 

So this is how my vintage inspired deckled edge invitations came to life! 

Wedding Wednesday | DIY Vintage Inspired Deckled Edge Invitations | labellesirene.ca

Step 1. The Calligraphy - From fonts and illustrations to the overall design, invitations can be simple or they can be complicated but I wanted to words to do the talking. These invitations are all about the beautiful hand drawn calligraphy that my wonderful aunt gifted to us. She drew a number of samples by hand and then to save both time and money we took our favourite draft to a printer who copied it onto each invitation. 

My Tip - find a local calligrapher or someone who has incredible writing and get them to do a draft for you then copy it yourself. Don't pay for a full suite when you can print them for so much less. 

Step 2. The Paper - A vintage inspired invitation needs a paper that looks like it has been around for decades. You can purchase pre-made paper that comes fully weathered or you can create your own for a fraction of the price. 

My Tip - talk to a local print shop to see what paper they can provide that has a yellowed, weathered appearance but comes in mass produced quantities. A singular hand made paper from somewhere like Etsy will cost a lot more than a print shop staple. 

Step 3. The Customization - You can take just about any paper and alter it to appear more unique and that is just what I did. I saved money by using a standard sheet of yellowed card stock and creating my own DIY deckled edges. This tiny change completely transformed the invitations and this is how to do it!

DIY Deckled Edge Invitations

You will need 

- your printed invites 
- a ruler
- water
- a paint brush


1.  Print your announcement wording onto a sheet of card stock with crop marks for a 5″ x 7″ announcement. If you can’t print with crop marks, use a pencil and ruler to create crop marks.
2.  Dip the brush into water. Wipe off excess water on the rim of the glass. Wet the card stock in between 2 crop marks.
3.  Line up the ruler with those crop marks and hold the ruler down firmly with one hand. Pull up the corner with your other hand and continue tearing the sheet of card stock along the straight edge of the ruler. The moistened card stock tears unevenly giving it the appearance of a deckle edge. Repeat for the other three sides. 



4. The Finishing Touches - The basic structure of your invitation is now complete and it's time to really create your own unique suite with small details and touches. I chose to wrap each invite in a handmade silk ribbon from Tono & Co and a bit of faux greenery from a craft store. 

My Tip - find a way to communicate a little bit about you as a couple and your wedding through those touches. Use your wedding colours, a favourite flower, or even an initialled wax stamp. 

 After a little trial and error, my invitations came together a thousand times better than I could have ever imagined. They were incredibly easy to DIY and ended up costing me less than $100 for all of the supplies and printing. 

What do you envision for your invitations?

Pin it!

Wedding Wednesday | DIY Vintage Inspired Deckled Edge Invitations | labellesirene.ca


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27 comments

  1. Wow your invitations came together beautifully. I love the vintage feel!

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  2. I LOVE these invitations!! I wish I would have thought of something like this back when I was getting married. Beautiful job!

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  3. Such cute vintage wedding invitations! Love! xo, Suzanne~ www.suzannespiegoski.com

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  4. I love all the time and effort you put into your invitations! It really shows through in the way that they turned out so great! I can't wait to read more of your wedding posts as the big day draws near.

    Hannah

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  5. Your invitations are beautiful! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! <3

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  6. Loved the vintage feel of it! So classy. :)

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  7. So pretty! I'm not getting married anytime soon lol, but I would use this for other invites too!

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  8. These are beautiful!! I totally wish I would have done this for my wedding invites!

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  9. Wow you are so creative! These look incredible. Congrats on your big day coming up soon xx I recently wrote a post about advice for your wedding day. If you have a chance, check it out because you can learn from my mistakes! If not.. totally cool. Enjoy the special day xx

    Kait // lifeaskait.com

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  10. Oh wow, you did a great job! I love that you didn't have to spend too much on these either. I pinned!

    -Lauren

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  11. These are so cool - thank you for sharing your process and inspiration! Also, I love your logo!

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  12. They look beautiful!! We went to printers as well and then created the invitations ourselves, they ended up so much cheaper that way, and still looked beautiful!!

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  13. I always forget how childhood crafts can be used as an adult! Thanks for this DIY!

    http://thesophiadiaries.com/howto/how-to-accept-and-embrace-change

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  14. Wow, these turned out so great!! I really love the detail of the edges - it absolutely adds that vintage feel! I'm a huge fan of DIY-ing whatever you can for your wedding - it adds such a special touch.

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  15. I can't believe you did these yourself. They turned out incredible!

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  16. Aw these turned out so beautifully! I missed out on 100% of my wedding prep, mainly because we decided to get married 6 days before our wedding! LOL.....

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  17. These are stunning! I could seriously look at wedding invitations all day. :)

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  18. these invites are so pretty, if i ever get married i'm so coming back to this post for inspo!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

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  19. Love these invitations! While they aren't in the style I wanted for my own wedding, they are really lovely. I love the unique deckle edges!

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  20. Wow! These look amazing! I'm so impressed!

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  21. These are gorgeous, Courtney! Yo uall did an amazing job <3

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  22. These are absolutely beautiful. I love DIY's and plan on doing a lot for my wedding (when he asks ;) ) haha.

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  23. Oh, those look phenomenal! Great job girl! And your penmanship is incredible!

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  24. These are absolutely beautiful! One of my favorite parts of planning my wedding was choosing the paper products, it really sets the tone for the day!

    xoxo, SS

    www.southernandstyle.com

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  25. These are so beautiful I absolutely love the results of this DIY project. Gotta try this one day! Thanks for sharing!

    xo Tina
    IG: @tinasweetheart
    www.tinasweetheart.com

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  26. Wow these came out soo beautifully! I love them, you did a great job! Such a fun DIY!

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  27. I love this DIY! They came out gorgeous!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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