DIY Mehendi Invitations in 10 Easy Steps

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In this post Neha Goyal of Marigold Events writes about DIY’ing Mehendi invitations. Neha was recently featured by Marie Claire India on DIY trends.

Going the DIY route for invitations adds a personal touch to wedding celebrations. If you are a creative person, adding DIY touches to your/your loved one’s wedding is the way to go! It is fun, rewarding, and a great keepsake.  

Supplies

  1. Patterned note card sets (including envelopes)

  2. Double Stick Tape 

  3. Font of your choice

  4. Contrasting 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of paper

  5. Paper Cutter

  6. Embellishments, such as adhesive crystals

  7. Paper cutter

  8. Computer

  9. Microsoft Word

  10. Ink Jet Printer

Please Note: The links to external websites are not affiliated with Marigold Events. You may choose your choice of Stationery/Paperie you like.

Easy to follow Step-by-Step instructions: 

  cards

  1. Write the invitation copy. It could be a poem describing the event, along with Bride’s name, Location, Date, Venue, and RSVP information.

  2.  inside

  3. Set up an 8.5″ x 11″ document in Microsoft Word for printing the copy. Depending on your note card size, divide the document in equal sections using the Tables feature. Copy and Paste your content in each section using your favorite font.

  4. Set up another 8.5″ x 11″ document in Microsoft Word for printing the copy that goes on the front of the card. Example, [Bride’s name] Mehendi. I like Edwardian Script font for printing headings for invitations. Divide the document using the width of the card and thickness you want for the banner.

  5. Print test documents on regular 8.” x 11″ sheet of paper.

  6. Once you are happy with the alignment of the text on the paper, print as many copies you need by HAND FEEDING the paper to the printer one by one.

  7. Cut the paper along the table’s lines on the Microsoft Word document. cutting-paper

  8. Using double stick tape runner, mount the invitation copy on the inside. double-stick-tape

  9. Similarly, mount the banner on the front of the card.

  10. Decorate the invitation with clear adhesive crystals, or embellishments of your choice. putting-it-together

  11. [optional] You may wish to create envelope liners for your envelopes with decorative paper. You may also want to use calligraphy to write the addresses on the envelopes.

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