Create your own wedding thank you cards with this step by step guide to say a great big thank you for all those lovely wedding gifts – if you’re creative and looking for DIY wedding tips then this one is perfect!
Your wedding day was like a fairy tale. You’re tanned, chilled out, and all loved-up from your honeymoon. And while you can’t believe it’s all over, you are also relieved. Well, it’s not ALL over yet. You don’t just get loads of gifts and cash for nothing! You’ve still got the task of the Thank-You Cards.
To be honest, I wasn’t particularly looking forward to this. I was done with spending money on wedding-related things, plus I couldn’t find any cards that I was crazy about. I looked into having ones custom-made, and it was a mini-fortune..
One day I had a lightbulb moment, and I’m glad I saw this one through. I can’t tell you how many of our friends and family raved about the thank-you cards we sent. They said they had either framed it, or even better, hung it on their fridge.
These cards are simple, inexpensive, unique, and practically fail-proof. It’s got just enough of a DIY element to keep it fun without being an ordeal. Read on…
Step 1: Select a photo you and your hubby both love. We chose this one because not only did we think it was a great shot, but it also captured the soul of our wedding.
Step 2: Get the image printed at a photo shop. Simple prints will do. You can choose black & white or color, matte or glossy, and the size of the print. I went with a standard 4 x 6”, but go for a 5×7”, a long rectangle, or funky square. Make it a unique piece to thank everyone for being there on your unique day.
Step 3: Find a card stock and envelopes at a stationary/art supply store. There are masses of colors to choose from. You can either go for a postcard or a more traditional fold-out card. Any store with a good paper selection will have both. You will be able to carry on the look and feel of your wedding through the color, texture, and size selection of the cards and envelopes. I chose a white card stock with a matte silver envelope to add a touch of fun and elegance. Remember, this is still part of your wedding celebration, so have fun with it!
Step 4: Stick the card stock to the to photo print. I think that keeping the photo flush with the edge of the card looks best, but if you like a border, but all means…You’ll want to use photo tape or double stick tape. Glue just gets messy and complicated, especially since you are working with photo paper. Photo tape is super easy to use and will make your cards look professionally done because the edges of the photo and the card stock will be seamlessly attached.
Final touches: You’ll want to make sure that all cards are taped together straight. If you are going the flush-edges route, you can trim of any slightly crooked sides with an Exact-o knife and a straight edge. Also, I was really lucky to find this precious bride and groom stamp for a few quid. I used it on the card and as a seal design for the envelope. Got tons of compliments on this. Try to find a little personalized accent to add to your wedding thank-yous – a feather, beads, dried flowers from the wedding arrangements are a few ideas.
I had good fun making and writing our thank-yous. I put a lot of love into each one because I was so grateful that everyone made the effort to be with us to celebrate our marriage. You can read more posts on wedding stationery here or please do leave a comment and let me know what you think of these.