Rustic Yet Modern DIY Wedding Invitation Template + Directions

 

Hemp twine and earth tones make it rustic, bold fonts make it modern, and a personalized tag makes it fun like a present. Inspired by my personal obsessions with western fonts, twine wraps, and Kraft, I am very excited to share this rustic wedding invitation design template & tutorial with fellow DIYers.

tan and black rustic invitation with twine and tag

 

Rustic Wedding Invitation Template Directions

In the tutorial below, you’ll find all the tools you need to replicate this modern design for your wedding. If this invite isn’t quite your taste, you’ll also find everything you need to tweak it to your wedding style.

Let’s begin!

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Materials List
Envelopes (Gmund Colors Ebenum)

  • Invitation: 5 1/4 x 7 1/4″ (A7)
  • Response: 3 5/8 x 5 1/8″ (A4)

Pre-Cut Blank Cards (111lb Gmund Colors)

  • Invitation Backer: 5 1/8 x 7″ (A7) – Ebenum
  • Invitation Card: 4 7/8 x 6 7/8″ – Pinus
  • Response Card: 3 1/2 x 4 7/8″ (A4) – Pinus

Card Stock for Tags – 8 1/2 x 11 – 111lb Pinus
Hemp Twine – Black
Paper Trimmer
Adhesive
Hole Punch

All materials for this invitation are from LCIPaper.com. For more information on materials, please visit the detailed materials list.

1. Download Microsoft Word Invitation Templates

Click the link below to download printing templates for your invitation, reception, and invitation tags. For your convenience, templates are sized correctly, are in standard Arial font, and include the sample wording shown below.

The download also includes instructions for printing custom sized documents using your home computer and printer.

Download invitation templates & printing  instructions

2. Customize Templates

Customize invitation templates by entering your own details and changing fonts and colors to complement your event.

What fonts are shown on this design?
All of the fonts featured on this design are available as free downloads (just search free fonts)!

  • Script (“Together with their parents) – AdineKirnberg-Script
  • Western (Names/Date) – Captain Howdy
  • Text (“Cordially invite . . .”) – Century Gothic

 

customize invitation, reception, and tag printing templates

 

3. Print Cards & Tags

Use the instructions you previously downloaded to print your invitation card, response card, and tags.

Note: Heavyweight 111 lb Gmund Colors card stock was printed using a high end ink jet printer.

printed invitation card with western typography

 

4. Cut Tags from 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock

Using a paper trimmer (or other preferred cutting tool) cut along the printed guidelines to yield 20 individual invitation tags.

cut invitation tags from cards tock using paper trimmer

 

5. Punch Holes in Tags

Punch a hole in the corner of each tag using a standard hole punch.

Punch hole in corner of invitation tag for twine

 

6. Adhere Printed Invitation Card to Backer Card

Adhere your printed 4 7/8 x 6 7/8″ invitation card to your 5 1/8 x 7″ backer card using the adhesive of your choice.

adhere invitation to backer with glue or tape

 

7. Wrap Twine Around Invitation & Response

Wrap approximately 40 inches of twine several times around your invitation and response card. Wrap the twine so that both loose ends end up in the front of the invitation. The beauty of twine is that it is supposed to look rough and rustic, so do not worry too much about your wrapping method.

wrap black twine aroudn invitation and response card

 

8. Fasten Tag to Twine

Thread one loose end of twine through the hole in one of your invitation tags. Letting the tag hang loosely in the center of the invitation, secure in place by tying the two loose ends into a knot or a bow

thread twine through hole in tag

 

And You’re Done!

If you have any questions or comments about personalizing this design, post a comment below!

Wedding invitation suite with personalized tag

Have questions about this wedding invitation template? Comment below and Kristen will eagerly assist!

 

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About the Author
Kristen Desrosier is a wedding stationery designer at LCI Paper, a Massachusetts-based company offering a quick and convenient way to purchase DIY wedding invitations, specialty papers & supplies. Kristen has several years of design and printing experience, though little formal training in typography and graphic design. For this reason, she strongly believes that given the right tools, we are all capable of making polished, professional looking wedding stationery. Whether you are a novice looking for detailed instructions, or a seasoned professional looking for new ideas, follow Kristen as she guides you through step-by-step tutorials for your next impressive DIY design.

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  1. fat cow hosting

    Very original invitation. I like it. What a pitty that I have already married. :) Are you making only wedding invitations?

  2. Alicia

    Thanks! Just what I was looking for! Does the twine effect shipping? Will the post office accept it if it has any bumps?

  3. LCI Paper

    Hi Alicia,

    I am pleased to hear you liked the tutorial! The twine will not affect shipping at all, so wrap away!

    Kristen

  4. carolina

    I love the idea of the twine for wrapping. How much twine, in yards, do you think i will need for 175 invitations?

  5. LCI Paper

    Hi Carolina!

    The invitation, as shown, has about three feet, or one yard, of twine on it. If you want to closely replicate this design, then you would need 175 yards of twine for your 175 invitations.

    These cards are wrapped five times with twine then tied with a large bow, however. You could certainly get away with less!

  6. carolina

    Thank you very much for getting back to me :-)

  7. Jaime

    Hi Kristen, thank you for putting this together! I see you talk about fonts and that these fonts used on the design are available for free download but I do not see a link to download them like the template. You also say to search “Free Fonts” but I do not know where I should search. I searched here on this blog and could not find anything. Any help is greatly appreciated!
    Thank you!

  8. LCI Paper

    Hi Jaime!

    I’m glad to hear you found the tutorial helpful! These fonts came from fontpalace.com – just search for the names of the fonts on the site to download.

    I have just double checked to make sure “Captain Howdy” and “AdineKirnberg-Script” are still available, and they are. Century Gothic should be available on your computer already, but if not, any Sans Serif style font (fonts without “feet”) should do.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

  9. Stephanie

    Hi, is there a template for the RSVP/response cards?
    THanks

  10. LCI Paper

    Hi Stephanie,

    There sure is! It is included in a zip file with the other templates, names RSVP_3.5×4.9.doc.

    Please let me know if you have any questions!

  11. Julie

    I love these invitations. My question is about the envelopes. How did you go about addressing the them (ie: did you use labels or print directly on the envelope)? I love the black envelopes, but I am curious as to how you would address them. I prefer to print directly on the envelope, but I’m not sure if that would work. Any thoughts?

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