This DIY is less about the design and more about the packaging, though I did get a lot of positive feedback on our program's contents. I designed our programs myself using this wedding program I found via Pinterest and our invites as the base. I started with the basics, family, wedding party, ceremony order and then I added a few extra, special elements. Sometimes the ceremony doesn't start on time or sometimes guests arrive a little early, so I wanted to give them some reading material while they waited. I added a timeline that stretched the entire bottom of the booklet. Some guests weren't with my husband and I on our 10-year journey from friends to newlyweds, so they were able to learn a little more about us. I also love the confetti toss as the bride and groom come back down the isle, so I wanted to incorporate that into the packaging. And our programs were born!
What you need:
- Legal size card stock, I used this Natural White, 80lb, Linen texture,
- A printer or copier with double-side capabilities
- a scorer, I used this paper trimmer with scorer blade
- a good, larger paper cutter, I used this Fiskars cutter
- 1/4" hole punch
- Bakers twine
- Glassine Envelopes
- tissue paper and 1" hole punch to make confetti
- 2" round Avery labels
1. Score each page to make a nice crease
2. Trim pages. I chose the sized based on the envelopes I bought.
4. Punch two 1/4" holes
5. Thread a piece of twine through the holes and tie a bow on the outside fold.
6. Stuff in the glassine envelope
7. Fill with a handful of confetti.
8. Seal with a cute little label.