Guest Blog: ‘Exploring’ Weddings with Cricut
All couples want their special day to be individual and bespoke to them. Everything from the engagement party to the wedding gift thank you cards needs to reflect them as a couple. Personalising and creating identical projects, as well as producing coordinated stationery and decorations, is simple using the Cricut Explore Air™ and its online software, Design Space™. It can write/draw, cut and score using Cricut images or your own uploaded designs.
There are numerous design ideas already loaded into Design Space™ as Make It Now projects that can be customised with the correct details, resized to your desired measurements and cut from any coloured cardstock or vellum. Beautiful intricate designs can be cut precisely and in any quantity. There are even images for envelopes and pocket cards!
Using text is super easy. Text can be cut, written or flattened to print. Design Space™ can use either Cricut fonts or ones stored on your device; so you can use your favourite font on all your wedding stationery and embellishments. Cricut pens are available in a range of different colours; black and gold also have a range of nib sizes including calligraphy. Flattened images can be printed using an inkjet printer then precisely cut on the Explore Air™.
Designs can be created and resized for all the stationery to give a complete coordinated look to the special day; Order of Service, Menu, place cards, table plan or thank you cards.
Hen and Stag Party
Use the Explore Air™ to cut iron-on vinyl or fabric and create;
- personalised T shirts
- bespoke tote bags
- dressing-up items
For parties involving travel, why not create and cut written labels for each guest?
No wedding is complete without decorations. Using the Explore Air™ to create them is easy and opens up the level of detail and professionalism that can be achieved.
Decorating the Venue
- Bunting can be cut from fabric, card, vellum, burlap, paper. It can be traditional pennant shape, intricate cut or embellished with names for full personalisation of the event.
- Wine glass charms
- Table favours
- Door and bar signs
- Place settings
- Embellishments to crockery, cutlery and glassware
Images cut from vinyl will remain for several washes, alternatively, window cling can be easily removed by washing for hired tableware.
- Guest gifts
- Wall art, such as vinyl wording or giant 3D flower decorations
- Chair covers – images cut from iron-on vinyl can be easily applied
- Photo Booth Props
- Table confetti
- Guest book
- Wedding wish tree
Create an ever-lasting bouquet or buttonholes from card, vellum, decorative paper or fabric: there are lots of flower shapes and styles to choose from in the Cricut library.
Copy the bouquet and venue flowers with miniature versions to decorate the wedding cake.
With so many allergies and dietry requirements amongst guests, use the Explore Air™ to write food labels.
Cake wrappers and toppers to fit the theme make stunning additions to your dessert table. As do intricate cut doilies for a vintage tea party theme.
Due to its ability to cut such a range of resources, the Explore Air™ is ideal to create embellishments to enhance any wedding outfit, even the wedding dress! Try:
- Fabric or vellum flowers or butterflies
- Iron-on vinyl images or phrases - capture the guests’ attention by adding then to the bottom of a veil or wedding shoes
- Hair accessories
- Shoe toppers
Making a wedding a unique bespoke event is easily achieved using the Cricut Explore Air™ and its online software, Design Space™; take your imagination to creation…the possibilities are endless.
Get your Cricut Explore Air™ here