If you don’t want to do anything too complicated for your wedding invitations then this idea might be perfect for you, whilst still being fun and personal to you as a couple. A photobooth style strip of pictures (with details on the back) and a brown luggage tag fastened together with string.
Making the photobooth style pictures
Both these items could be printed at home – there are lots of photo programmes that allow you to make collages like these (I like Photoscape which is free to download), so you could take some pictures and put them into a collage to create a photobooth style strip without having to leave home. This would enable you to easily print details onto the back of the photos too.
Creating the luggage tags
Brown luggage tags come in all sizes so you could find the right size for you and simply stamp a message like they have done here onto the front. If you wanted to include more details printed directly onto the luggage tag, then you can print onto recycled brown card (available from some of these businesses) then cut them out and trim the corners to make them appear like a luggage tag.
You can punch a hole and stick on the hole reinforcers (brown ones are available from Etsy if you search for ‘reinforcements’ under ‘All Items’) and they should look just like a ready bought luggage tag, but with all the details you want printed on – and no nightmare thoughts of how you put a luggage tag through your home printer!!
I love fonts, and am a regular visitor to Dafont in search of fun fonts. I believe (this shows how much of a font geek I am) that the font used on the brown luggage tag in the pictures, is one called Artistamp Medium. I love it and use it quite a lot, if you take a look at my Directory Showcase features it is used on my graphics. You should be able to type the name into the Dafont search engine and download it for home use.
Alternatively, print your details onto paper and glue them onto the back of the luggage tags like they have done here. You could also jazz up your invitations by using coloured raffia or stripey butcher twine instead of white string.
What do you think? Anyone think they might try these out for their invitations? I’d love to see some pictures if you create something similar.
Due to a couple of requests to know what details were included on these fun wedding invitations, I got in touch with Kirsty from thisandthatphotography who’s invites they were. She’s kindly taken a closer photo of the back of the invites and sent me the details so you can see what they included.