Finding bridesmaids is getting to be that way too. I mean, I can't say I haven't bought into the culture of that. I did propose to my bridesmaids. But maybe you're looking for something in-between, something that's a little more than a phone call but less than a full out gift.
A card is the way to go. You could buy one at the store ... or you could make one yourself. But don't worry. You don't really have to put too much effort into these DIY bridesmaids cards. I've already designed them for you. All you have to do is print and cut if you make the folded cards and print, cut, and glue if you make the flat cards.
DIY Bridesmaids CardsThese cards are completely made by me and available free to you. I designed the cards myself (not using a template, so they're absolutely unique and exclusive DIY bridesmaids cards only found here). I picked the fonts and I even made up the bridesmaids poem. Yup, completely created off the top of my head. I haven't even used these (since my wedding is long over), so if you are the first to print, you'll be giving out bridesmaids cards that were never given out before. Pretty cool, huh?
What You'll Need:
- Paper trimmer
- Card stock (if you're making the flat cards)
- Free bridesmaids cards printable (grab those at the end of the post)
What You'll Do:
Print the free bridesmaids cards printable. There's one for flat cards and another for folded cards. We'll go through the steps of the folded bridesmaids cards first.
Align the edge of the card at the edge of the paper trimmer and print. Cut out the whole card (and that will cut off the link to A Bride On A Budget in the middle. Don't worry. It won't appear anywhere on your card).
The cards are designed to have a small bit of white around the magenta edge because I think it looks better than way. If you cut too wide an edge, no worries. You can just use a pair of scissors to trim the edge.
Fold along the center line and you're done. The front and back of the cards both have the maroon rectangle design, making them look just like cards from a card store.The inside is blank so you can write a heartfelt not to your bridesmaid-to-be.
If you want a card but not a space to write a note, the flat bridesmaids cards are for you.
Just like the folded bridesmaid cards, cut these using the paper trimmer. After you do, they're a 4.5x3.125 rectangle. You need to know this for the next step.
Cut the card stock to make a backing for the flat card. You'll want to make this 5x3.75 to give it a quarter inch border around it.
I used purple card stock because I love purple, but you can use whatever color you like best.
Apply a light line of glue around the edge of the printable's backside. The thinner you can apply it, the better if you print these onto printer paper. If you print straight onto a white card stock, it's thicker so it can handle a thicker line of glue (and won't show it through the paper as easily as thin printer paper).
Stick it onto the card stock.
I actually used the lines on the paper trimmer to measure it evenly.
If you wanted to jazz these up, you could use glitter or rhinestones. Maybe make a belt of rhinestones on the dress?
DIY Bridesmaids Cards Free PrintablesThe free printables for the flat and folded cards are labeled below. To save them to your computer, just right click the image and save it. Then, you can just print as normal on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. On my laptop, the default option of "print picture to frame" is selected. I unchecked it for these printables because it looked like keeping it checked would cut off the edge of the cards.
DIY Bridesmaids Cards Folded Card Free Printable
DIY Bridesmaids Cards Flat Card Free Printable
Would you rather order bridesmaids cards? That's fine too. Now through March 31, you can get 10 free bridesmaids cards from Wedding Paper Divas with the code AFFBRIDESMAID. There are so many cards to choose from. My favorites are below: