Here’s another money saving DIY that I did for my wedding! I made my own Wedding Invitations and Save The Dates!! Since we had a destination wedding in Jamaica I decided that having a Passport and Boarding Pass themed invite would be perfect! And I figured out how I could use both options! I decided to do a passport invitation for the wedding in Jamaica and a boarding pass invitation for the At Home Reception.
I searched around and actually found templates which made it so much easier to do myself. This is the link to the Destination Wedding Save the Date and here is the one to the Wedding Passport and Boarding Pass Invites.
I did buy the Save the Dates for the At Home Reception and later my Thank You cards from shutterfly.com, but there are so many deals available I spent next to nothing.
- 8″ x 11″ Pearlized Paper (Passport invites)
- #10 Flat Cards (Save the Dates)
- Three sizes of Blue envelopes from the Paper Lion
- Paper cutter
- Bone Folder
- Single Hole Punch
- Corner Rounder
- Blue Ribbon
- Palm Tree Stamp
- Heart Shaped Stamp
- Pink and Green Ink Pads
For the Destination Wedding Save the Date, I fell in love with the template from Wedding Chicks because of the calendar. Wedding Chicks shows it completed with a heart stamp over the wedding date, I used a palm tree stamp to signify the dates for the whole trip. I love how they turned out!
For the passport invites, I found some beach themed pictures on google and hubby helped me change the starfish from black to blue. I used the rest as watermarks.
Then I searched the internet for ideas on verbiage, resort photos, and a map of Jamaica to use on my invites. I used my bone folder to create the fold in the passports and then stapled twice, I did have to buy a new stapler that would allow me to staple down the middle of the passport invite. I played with the template for the boarding pass invitations to create the coinciding RSVP. It looks like a small boarding pass, I love the verbiage for Yes “Save a beach chair for me” and No “We can’t make it, but have a Piña Colada for us.”
For the boarding pass invites I love the extra details used, especially the perforations that make them look like actual boarding passes. I made the coinciding RSVP look like luggage tags to stay within the theme.
I enlisted an assembly line of help once it came time to cut, corner round, attach ribbon, and stuff envelopes.
I even made my own address labels and return address labels using the blue starfish.
For a keepsake, I put all of my invites and save the dates together in a frame to make this.
Considering a Destination Wedding? Check out my Top 10 Things to Consider When Planning. Also check out some of the other things I made myself to lower the cost of my wedding! I’ve made Welcome Bags, Destination Wedding Guides, and Oh $H!T Kits to list a few!