Alright, real talk here… I am not a DIY person. I don’t know what it is but I just don’t seem to be super good with all of those beautiful crafts you see on Pinterest. Usually I rely on my friends and other knowledgeable experts to take care of all those things so that I don’t have to do them myself. Although that would have been nice while planning my wedding, it just wasn’t an option because we had a tight budget.
So when my fiance came across this Wilton Wedding Invitation Kit (affiliate link) for $25 on Amazon, I couldn’t really say no.
Upon looking at the box, I thought to myself, “Of course I can do this. The picture looks pretty simple to follow… no problem!”
And then I opened the box and all of this stuff came out. I might have had a minor freak out at how much work was sitting in front of me. That was a lot of random paper and a lot of individual ribbons that needed to be placed around the invitation holders. *Sigh* I knew it was going to be a long night, but I was determined to be successful! At least this Wilton wedding invitation kit came with all the supplies that I needed (including the double-sided sticky squares)!
- Pre-tied bows
- Envelopes for invitations and response cards
- Response Cards
- Double-sided sticky squares
After a little trial and error, I found that the best way to put the invitations together was to print the invitations first and then slide them into the holders. Now, you do have to create your own designs, but this can easily be done in Word, PicMonkey, Canva, or any other software. Just make sure you set the paper size settings appropriately!
Wilton Wedding Invitation Kit Sizes:
Invitation Size: 5.5 x 8.5 in.
Response Card Size: 5.5 x 4.25 in.
After placing the invitations in their rightful place, it was time to conquer the ribbon. I’m not going to lie… this part was a little tedious because either the sticky square didn’t want to stay in place or the ribbon was just being a hassle. Be being the perfectionist that I am just had to make sure that the square was in the center, so it definitely took me awhile to get the look just right.
When I finally got everything where I wanted it to be, this is what it looked like:
The final piece of the puzzle was to put the bow in place. Now, since the Wilton wedding invitation kit is a box, you can imagine that some of the bows are going to be a little squished. I tried to offset this problem by placing the invitations under a heavy book for a little while so that they would flatten out a bit. Doing that also helped the bows stick to the sticky squares better as well!
After you finish your invitations, you can easily slide them into the included envelopes, along with the response card and its accompanying envelope. My fiance and I decided to just put the response cards with the invitation itself and not use the envelopes since our guests are going to RSVP online (saves money and allows us to get responses in one central location).
Wilton Wedding Invitation Kit Verdict: Awesome Price and Cute Product
Overall, I have to say that I am satisfied with the Wilton wedding invitation kit we got. For $25, we really couldn’t get a better deal. I liked being able to design my own simple invitations on my computer and then just print them out from the comfort of my own home.
I know that not everyone is big on the floral designs, but there are tons of other designs from this company. If you are on a tight budget or just want something simple that you can do on your own, then I would highly recommend this wedding invitation kit!