Thursday, July 28, 2011

Handmade Wedding Invitations from my wedding

More than a year has passed since my wedding. I felt like I have to share my handmade wedding invitations with you in case there are some of you out there looking for some inspirational ideas. My mommy handmade each and every envelope for my wedding. She is an awesome mom and a creative, talented crafter.

My mom cut each of the envelopes by hand and made to an envelope. She used her sewing machine for most of the parts. The shiny fabrics are accented with swarovski crystals and a ribbon printed with my and my husband's name. A tag is attached to the Swarovski crystal button of the envelope. Tags are used to put the names of the guests which were handwritten by an artist from Turkey .  (Sorry I don't have any examples of the writing). The tags were cut from the paper used for the invitation; again in matching colors of the fabric.

Probably you are wondering how we mailed these invitations to people. In Turkey, most of all the invitations are hand distributed. It is a cultural tradition to show respect. If we cannot give an invitation by hand, we will call the guests to invite them by phone. The distances are not as far as it is like in USA that makes traveling easier, too.

 I should also note that there were 400 guests in my wedding. I should thank my mom once agin for making everything more special for me. Thank you mom. I missed you tons...

If you are married, did you do anything special for your invitations? If you are planning a wedding, what is your plans? I would love to know...


  1. Oh my God. This is very special and very personal. I love the gold version. Such a hard work to finish. It turns so great!

    Well if I'm married maybe there'll be nothing special on the invitation card. I'll put something adorable on my Kebaya (traditional cloth from my province) :)


  2. Your wedding invitations were beautiful!!! Your Mom is indeed very talented!!! I got married 5 years ago. I did not do anything special with my invitations. I was not into crafting or designing at the time. If I could redo it, I would have definitely tried to make my invites more special.

  3. Wow, hand delivering that many invitations will take a long time!

    They're very pretty. My husband designed ours in Photoshop and then we had them printed locally.

  4. My daughter is getting married, what a lovely tradition!

  5. Wow! Those are awesome invitations. I love those envelopes. Here in Louisiana, we do sometimes hand-deliver invitations, especially to our elderly family (grandparents and aunts/uncles) who consider it a special visit from us.

    I've been married for 33 years, and no we didn't do anything extra special.

    Oh, my sister was in Turkey for a year (long time ago) and loved it.


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