Choosing the theme for a wedding is a great way to infuse your own personality and interests into each and every part of your special day. Camouflage-themed weddings are fairly popular, especially when both the bride and groom are hunters or served in the Armed Forces.
Camo wedding invitations are fairly easy to make; however, you must remember that camouflage is meant to keep things hidden, so printing an invitation on a fully camouflaged piece of paper isn't going to be easy to read. You can keep the theme present while going easy on the eyes of those who receive invitations.
Things You'll Need
- Camouflaged card stock
- Cream card stock
- Small camouflaged ribbon
- Computer with printer
- Hole punch
How to Make Camo Wedding Invitations
Decide on the size and shape you would like your invitations to be. When choosing the size and shape, consider the extra postage that may be required for large and oddly shaped invitations. Square invitations will also cost more to send out than the traditional rectangle invitations.
Purchase card stock in camouflage and cream. The camouflage card stock may be difficult to find locally, but is available online. The cream card stock is available at any office supply store, and should be slightly smaller than the camouflage card stock. By purchasing the cream card stock in a smaller size, you'll avoid any unnecessary trimming.
Decide on the wording for your invitations and print the wording on the cream card stock. Both the wording and the font should reflect the formality of the wedding. Visit a local printer and browse through their wedding invitations, or consult a bridal etiquette book to get ideas for both the wording and the font of your invitation. If you are having a casual wedding, feel free to be creative. Just by having a camo-themed wedding, you're stepping outside the bounds of a traditional wedding, so don't feel bound by tradition when it comes to wording your invitation.
Center the cream card stock on top of the camouflaged card stock and punch two holes in the top of the card stock, about an inch off center. Be sure to punch through both pieces of card stock at once. These holes will allow you to tie your invitations together with the camouflaged ribbon
Thread the camouflaged ribbon through the holes with the ends coming out of the front of the invitation. Tie the loose ends into a bow and trim the ends on an angle.
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