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Invitation DIY

We’ve got tons of DIY wedding invitation ideas for you, including printables, tutorials, and templates — all with an offbeat twist! We’ve also got non-DIY wedding invitation ideas, plus a ton of wedding invitation advice, including the oh-so-important invitation wording examples.

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Can I use Canva to make wedding invitations? HECK YES!

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot from readers about online graphic tool Canva… how it’s been working great for ordinary mortals DIYing their wedding invitations, not just for artists. So we made this step-by-step tutorial…

Display your wedding invites forever with this DIYed invitation keepsake idea

Display your wedding invites forever with this DIYed invitation keepsake idea

I spied this crafty wedding invitation keepsake idea over on ctrl + curate, a blog by recent bride Cat, now married and dealing with all of those post-wedding “what do I do with this” projects. She decided to make a feature out of her invitations in a clear hanging float frame.

How to DIY a save the date video

Video games and guitars: How to DIY a save the date video

My husband and I saved about $200-300 because we learned how to DIY a save the date video. We thought it would be a waste if people got a paper save the date because most of those go in the garbage (Remember to Recycle). Who wants a koozie with our wedding date on it, anyway (I don’t even want one for myself)? Ultimately, we wanted a video! Here’s how we did it…

Creep your guests out with a severed finger save-the-date

Give your guests the heebie-jeebies with a severed finger save-the-date

Using only a few craft items (mold rubber, a paper cup, some quick-drying plaster, ink, boxes, and some moss), you can trip out your Halloween wedding guests with a faux severed finger inviting them to your spooktastic wedding. If you’ve got a little time on your hands and the bollocks to wig a few folks out (most guests will surely love it!), this is the Halloween save-the-date for you.

Free wedding invitation printables

11 totally free wedding invitation printables

You KNOW we love us some free wedding printables, and the interwebs just keeps serving up mad lovely free wedding invitation printables for us to share. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to ordered invitations or save-the-dates, these free downloadable and customizable templates will help. You’ll need to get the hook up with a good printer, either your own or online at a site like VistaPrint.

game of thrones save the date alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Brace yourself for this Game of Thrones Save the Date gif

We attended a party which featured an Iron Throne photobooth that turned your pics into animated gifs. And that’s when it hit us: This Iron Throne gif photobooth was about to take our Iron Throne gif engagement photos, which would then become our Iron Throne gif Save the Dates…