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There are many things that make up the look and feel of a wedding and there is a lot to consider when you go about creating your wedding design. One of the big aspects many people forget is the wedding stationery. This means things like the place names, the invitations and the menus etc and all of this is very important for creating a cohesive design and feel for the wedding. There are lots of styles and options to go for here though and choosing them can be quite a challenge, so here we will look at those options and how to pick the right ones for you.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

There are many types of wedding styles and looks. Of course the most common color for wedding stationery is white. White is the chosen color for weddings as it symbolizes purity and has been used historically for many years. The bride's dress is going to be white and so it makes sense for the stationery to be white also. At the same time it is also usually going to be a very flamboyant and frilly design for the wedding and you should make sure that you use acrylic writing or at least a font that looks somewhat hand made to create a kind of regal feeling and a classy feel. This also gives it a much more personal touch, whereas having it printed looks very formal and bland.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

You will also often have imagery on your place names and on your invitations and cards and this can be flowers, animals, swirls, hearts or more. Whatever you choose you want to make sure that it is flamboyant and exciting as otherwise it can look a little bit bland. Sorry men – this is an occasion that has a very feminine feel to it so it is best to leave them to choose these aspects.

Of course you might not opt to go such a conventional route and you might be worried that your wedding stationery could end up making your guests feel a little sick at the thought of the newly married couple – your going for mutual love here not resentment. Thus if you're a more modern couple then plain colors can also work well such as a move, a pink or even a red if it is used correctly – red of course being the color of love. Think pastels and you are normally quite safe. Another modern option is to go with a scenic photograph – such as of a river or a sunrise.

You might even have a themed wedding if there is something that both of you share as a passion or if you want to make your wedding different from all the others. Some newly weds for example enjoy getting their guests to wear wellies with their smart attire (more common than you'd think) so perhaps some wellingtons on the card would be fun. If you are going for a nautical theme meanwhile then some water could be nice too.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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