DIY Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

diy rehearsal dinner invite

The concept is based on our own rehearsal dinner of make your own tacos at the Ace Hotel’s pool patio but it’s pretty easily translated into any Mexican fiesta themed event.  Papel picado is the traditional Mexican art of cutting tissue paper into elaborate designs and the thin, lace-like designs are a beautiful fit for any invitation suite. Click “read more” below to learn more about how to create this festive invite from Denise

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Supplies

- 4-Bar flat note cards with your invitation information printed on them (My printer at home didn’t print smaller than letter sized, so i simply cut 4-bar sized cards out of the letter sheets)
- Scissors
- Glue stick
- Mini papel picado banners The mini banners typically have 10 sheets; I used 5 banners per invitation, meaning each banner makes 2 invitation. Another more economical option is to simply use one banner per invite card.
- 4-Bar vellum envelopes

diy papel picado banner invite
After you’ve printed your note cards, you can begin assembling these invitations.  Because each banner makes two invitations, cut the banners in half, allowing for 5 tissue sheets for each invitation.  Next, place a small line of glue on the same area as the string on the first piece of tissue on the papel picado banner.  Center this piece on the notecards and glue into place.  Repeat for the last piece of your cut banner.

banner invitation

The invitations can then be assembled but be careful as the tissue is quite delicate.  Place the invitations in the vellum envelope with the banner facing out.  Mail to friends and prepare the margaritas!

Project by Denise Mieko Cherry

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28 Responses to “DIY Rehearsal Dinner Invitation”

  1. Jenna Sais Quois

    This is amazing! I am going to use this invitation idea for a non-wedding-related backyard fiesta this Summer. But I also LOVE it for a rehearsal dinner.

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  2. Emilia

    We are having a Mexican food rehearsal dinner and I was trying to figure out how to incorporate Mexican banners! I totally want to borrow this idea!!!

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  3. Marija

    So beautiful!! Thanks for posting the pics from the process. It looks easy enough to create. . . and again, so very beautiful… Lovely wedding!

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  4. Nancy

    LOVE these! I’ve been looking for an idea for my engagement party. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best printers for craft printing? Specifically something that can take different sizes and different weights of paper/card stock. Thank you!

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  5. denise

    wow, thanks, everyone!

    @nancy: i printed mine off a standard epson workforce…i think it cost about $70 at office depot!

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  7. Michelle

    This just made my day as I was preparing ideas for my mexican fiesta themed rehearsal dinner. What an amazing idea. I think I just found my invite idea! So fab!

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  9. samantha

    thee absolute best invites (for anything) i’ve seen!!! i love it! no words can describe how amazingly awesome this is! we will definitely be copying this…

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