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Acrylic Wedding Invitations: A Touch of Elegance for Your Big Day

If you're searching for a unique and elegant way to invite your guests to your wedding, acrylic wedding invitations might be the perfect choice. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of creating...

If you're searching for a unique and elegant way to invite your guests to your wedding, acrylic wedding invitations might be the perfect choice. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of creating stunning acrylic invitations using your Cricut Maker. Not only do these invitations add a touch of sophistication to your special day, but they also serve as beautiful keepsakes for your guests.

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Supplies Needed to DIY Acrylic Invitations With a Cricut

To get started, you'll need a few essential tools and materials:

Tools:

  • Cricut Maker
  • Strong Grip Cutting Mat (purple mat)
  • Engraving Tip and Quick-Swap Housing Tool (if you're new to the engraving tool, make sure to read up on it first)

Materials:

  • Acrylic Blanks
  • Masking or painter's tape

Where to Buy Blanks for Acrylic Invitations

Finding the right acrylic blanks for your invitations is crucial. Two reputable suppliers to consider are Houston Acrylic and Custom Made Better. While they may not carry the exact size you need in the 1/16 inch (2 mm) 5 x 7 rectangle, they can cut acrylic into custom shapes upon request. Keep in mind that the Cricut Maker can only work with materials less than 2.4 mm thick, so choose acrylic that meets this requirement. For this project, 2 mm thick clear cast acrylic with rounded edges works best.

Mailing an Acrylic Wedding Invitation

When it comes to mailing your acrylic invitations, taking extra precautions is essential to ensure they arrive intact. Here are a few tips to consider:

Postage for Mailing Acrylic

Although acrylic is sturdier than glass, it can still break during shipping. To protect your handmade invitations, consider using bubble mailers. This provides an additional layer of cushioning. Alternatively, you can opt for hand-canceling your mail through the United States Postal Service. Hand-canceling prevents your envelopes from going through automated postage machines, reducing the risk of damage. Keep in mind that hand-canceling comes with an additional cost, and some post offices may require you to hand-cancel your own mail under supervision.

Choosing the Proper Envelopes

Given the delicate nature of acrylic, it's crucial to select heavier-weight envelope stock for shipping. Aim for envelope stock between 80 lb and 100 lb to ensure sufficient protection during transit. Many companies that specialize in bulk envelopes for weddings, such as envelopes.com, offer envelopes of this weight.

How Much Does it Cost to Make Acrylic Invitations?

It's natural to consider the cost when deciding on wedding invitations. Acrylic invitation blanks typically range from $1.50 to $2.00 each. Add the cost of the envelope, which is around $0.30 for premium options. For postage, you'll need to budget for a first-class stamp ($0.63 at the time of writing) and an additional $0.21 fee for hand-canceling per invitation. Taking all these factors into account, you can expect to spend between $2.63 and $3.00 per invitation, including postage. This offers a significant cost saving compared to ready-made 2 mm acrylic invitations available from vendors like Elegant Wedding Invites.

How to Make Acrylic Wedding Invitations With a Cricut

If you're captivated by the beauty of acrylic and want to incorporate it into more aspects of your wedding, we have additional tutorials you'll love:

Click here for more Cricut wedding invitation ideas.

Now that you have all the information and inspiration you need, it's time to let your creativity shine and create stunning acrylic wedding invitations that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Happy crafting!

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