14 September 2011

Purple Wedding Invitations

A year ago, my youngest daughter and I were in the middle of a whirlwind of wedding planning. Her fiance is in the Army and was stationed in Italy, but deployed to Afghanistan. They wanted to get married during the time off he had after deployment, but the timing of that was uncertain (and we didn't want to lose deposits if things changed). Finally, we had a date - and 4 months to put it together! It was a crazy, but fun-filled time and we did it. (Even though I was still putting zippers into Bridesmaid dresses the morning of the big day!!)

We did everything ourselves except the cake, the BBQ dinner, and the bridal bouquet. Our oldest daughter is getting married in May so I am starting all over again. It brought to mind the invitations we made for Kelly's wedding - 250 of them!! I'm sharing pictures of them now, and will post a tutorial in the near future. By the way, can you guess what her favorite color is?? Hope you like them!!


  1. What beautiful invitations for a winter wedding! Congratulations on the upcoming wedding of your other daughter. Looks like you are going to have some busy times ahead!

  2. Hi
    These are absolutely stunning!!! we've just got engaged and are hoping to get married in January Next year! we're so excited!! I've been trawling the internet looking at purple invites for some inspiration as we'll be making them ourselves and spotted yours! wow!! Were they very hard to make?
    any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated!!! Em xxx

  3. Coule you e-mail me everything in order to make these beautiful invites??? phippsy414@comcast.net thanks!

  4. Hi, I saw these on pinterest and FELL IN LOVE with them.. I can't find anything like it anywhere! I was wondering if you would consider making and selling them? I'd love to talk more.. Post here with your email or a way to contact you if this is something you'd consider :) thanks!

    1. Hi Michelle,

      I'm sorry I haven't replied before now, and I hope it's not too late. I haven't been blogging much as you can see. You can email me at thishomeplate@gmail.com if you are still interested.


  5. Hi,

    I am getting married shortly and we have a really tight budget. I love these invites. How can I make them ?

    1. You can email me at thishomeplate@gmail.com and I can send you some more specifics. I hope to write a tutorial for how I made these in the future. In the meantime, here is a link to the book where I found my inspiration. If you click on the picture of the book (look inside), they actually have some of the instruction pages for you to look at (pg. 36, 37, 38, 39 and 41): http://www.amazon.com/DIY-Bride-Projects-One---Kind/dp/1561589640/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379095808&sr=1-1&keywords=the+diy+bride

      This gives you an idea of the size, and layout of the cardstock. I DID NOT cover the cardstock with silk like the book suggests. :)
      I used Martha Stewart snowflake punches and assorted snowflake stamps and embossing cards to add details.I bought the cardstock at Hobby Lobby when it was on sale for 50% off, usually happens once every 3 weeks. I also had to special order envelopes online, and right now I can't remember the company.

      Hope this helps. Hope you have a wonderful wedding and a blessed life together!



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