No matter what kind of wedding budget you're working with, the planning process is a juggling act between covering the big ticket items (venue, food, photographer) and making sure you leave room on the balance sheet for all those extra little touches (think envelope liners, sparkler cards, and chalkboard signage).
Sweet personal details make a wedding one to remember, but they do add up. And while we'll wax lyrical about the merits of splashing out on stationery and teaching yourself to scribe, when it comes to saving both time and cash, printables are often the way to go.
And if they're free, even better!
Photo and Printable by Wedding Chicks
Now, we featured some of our favourite free wedding printables before, but we thought it was high time we revisited the world of stock card and stickers.
From flower crowns to favour bags, invest in some quality paper, find yourself a decent printer, and your dream DIY wedding is a mere ink cartridge away!
1. The Gorgeous DIY Flower Crown
Printable and Photo by Honestly WTF
Okay so this first printable by Honestly WTF (such a cool blog if you love crafting your own stylish accessories!) won't save you time, but you will be able to print (and fold, and glue) yourself this beautiful flower crown.
How gorgeous would it be all in white, or with sweet hues to match your wedding colour palette?
2. Pucker Up Photo Props
Photos and Printables by Eat Chic Drink for Oh Happy Day
Of course the ubiquitous “lips on a stick” is a must have for any wedding day photobooth, and how cool are these sugar sprinkle ones by Eat Chic Drink for Oh Happy Day?
Get some good card and coloured straws for easy (free) photo-op essentials.
3. Notes For Your Other Half
Printables and Photo by That's Pretty Ace
Lots of couples send each other little notes or love letters on the morning of their wedding. But amid all the manicures, suit-collections and guest greeting in the days before your wedding, picking up a thoughtful card for your significant other is often the last thing on your mind.
That's Pretty Ace step in with these fun cards that you can print out last-minute to scribe something sweet for your beloved.
4. Hand-drawn Wedding Signs
Photo and Printables by Ruffled
We just love when brides and grooms add sweet signage to the back of their chairs, and Ruffled have created these chic calligraphy printables (there's a whole collection with matching menus, table numbers and signage) to make doing that a whole lot easier.
Great for last-minute touches that won't effect your bottom line.
5. The Kids Activity Book
Photo and Printable by Lovely Indeed
We're often asked for advice on what to do about children at your wedding. If you have little ones running around it's always thoughtful (and appreciated!) if there's something on hand to occupy the kids.
This fun printable activity book by Lovely Indeed is filled with word searches, quizzes and pictures and is sure to be a hit with parents and children alike. All you have to do is add the crayons!
6. The Fun Save The Date
Photo and Printables by Smitten on Paper
We featured these unique knotted save the dates a few months ago, and you guys really liked them. Now we've found a free printable version – with matching envelope liners! – and we're simply swooning.
Head to (addictive!) stationery blog, Smitten on Paper to find out how to make yours.
7. The Thumb Print Guest Book
Photo and Printable by Wedding Chicks
These thumb print guest books are so popular right now, and work as a pretty framable memento of your wedding day. While lots of lovely versions are available to buy online on sites like Etsy, we think this balloon bicycle version by Wedding Chicks is just as chic as the payed for versions.
Choose your own colours, add in your own names and wedding date, then all you have to do is print it out and nab some inked-up thumbs!
8. Bon Appetite Cutlery Tags
Printables and Photos by Eat Drink Chic
We're head over heels for these cutlery tags by Eat Drink Chic – they're just so blooming lovely.
Perhaps not the most necessary item on your wedding to do list, but whether you're using plastic forks or silver cutlery, saying “Bon Appetite” to your guests before they sit down to dinner is always a classy touch.
9. The Sweet Table Numbers
Photo and Printable by Intimate Weddings
Brides and grooms are always looking for chic and unique ways to name their tables, from quirky table titles to offbeat frames for their numbers. But sometimes simple and pretty is all you need.
We love these printable table numbers from Intimate Weddings, perfect for a sweet, rustic wedding, don't you think?
10. Cute Cocktail Kit
Photo and Printable by Evermine
We just adore little touches that get your guests talking and these fun printable cocktail kits by Evermine will do just that.
With a sign for your drinks table, cute Wet Your Whistle jar tags, coasters and drinks tickets, these gorgeous printables are cocktail hour must-haves.
11. The Chic Sparkler Holders
Photo and Printable by The Pretty Blog
Photo and Printables by Bespoke Bride
You know we're rather partial to a sparkler send off, and what better way to encourage your guests to light up at just the right moment, than these cool sparkler cards from The Pretty Blog?
Even better – add your own wedding spin on your average matches with these DIY box printables from Bespoke Bride.
12. Will You Be My Bridesmaid?
Photo and Printable by Love vs Design
So your BFF/sister/best boy pal might already know they're a shoo-in for a spot in the bridal party, but it's always polite to ask, right?
Download these gorgeous printable cards by Love vs Design and pop the (other) question in style.
13. Brown Paper Sweet Bags
Photo and Printables via The Pretty Blog
Sweet tables are now a regular feature at the wedding of any sugar craving couple, and they'll often offer old school brown paper bags so guests can take some goodies home as favours.
Buying pre-printed bags can be super expensive though, so if you're looking for something a little more bespoke for your celebration, these cute paper bag printables from The Pretty Blog will look gorgeous amid your sweet jars and cake stands.
14. Elegant Menus and Escort Cards
Photo Gary Ashley of the Wedding Artists Collective, Printables by Good on Paper for 100 Layer Cake
While we love printables (obviously!) we do agree that trend is for paper goods that look sweet, rustic or homemade. Which is why we just adore these chic, elegant printables from Good on Paper for 100 Layer Cake.
Created for a fabulous real wedding, Good on Paper were so kind as to offer the menus and escort cards for other couples to print out at home. How nice of them!
15. Chalkboard Signage
Photos and Printables by Botanical Paperworks
The trend for chalkboard signage isn't going anywhere, which is why these printable signs from Botanical Paperworks are set to be a big hit with lots of brides and grooms.
With three options available, whether you're looking for an Instagram sign, a ceremony welcome, or you simply want to get the party started with some Eat, Drink and Be Married – these nifty printables not only look great, but will also save any chalky suits on your wedding day.
16. Signature Wedding Stamps
Photo and Printables by Yes Baby Daily
Many couples ask their post office about wedding stamps, but these DIY printable versions from Yes Baby Daily are too cute to pass up.
And them to your invitations and set a sweet tone with your guests before they've even opened the envelope!
BONUS! 17. The Bridal Musings Printable Budget Plan
Okay, so this one might not be quite as pretty as the printables above, but it is incredibly useful, and will help you keep track of, and maybe even save, heaps of cash. It's our very nifty downloadable budget spreadsheet – and best of all, it's free!
Do let us know if you've made use of free printables for your wedding. And you can find more gorgeous (and inexpensive) wedding printables on Etsy.
For more tips on wedding planning, check out our Step-By-Step Guide.