6 Ways to Use Gel Pens for a Perfectly DIY Wedding

When it comes to wedding trends, DIY (do-it-yourself) is growing more and more popular.

When you DIY your wedding decor, you add a unique personal touch that makes your special day even more special for you and your guests. Plus, it can save you a LOT of money—so maybe you can spring for that double swan ice sculpture after all!

Here are 6 easy ways to use GelWriters to make your wedding day even more perfect.

1. Wedding Invitations

Hand-addressed wedding invitations set the tone for your big day and make your guests feel especially welcome. GelWriters have a fine ballpoint tip ideal for any type of stylized writing, from classic scripts to modern fonts. Check out this DIY Network tutorial to learn how to use gel pens to make your invitations look like they were hand-lettered by a professional calligrapher!

2. Ceremony and Reception Signs

Wedding signs and decor can stretch your budget needlessly. Why not make your own ceremony and reception signs to reflect your unique style and taste? You can use GelWriters for everything from your wedding program to the drink table and the photo booth. If you love the chalkboard sign look, check out this tutorial on how to get the look using gel pens that won’t rub off as the night wears on.

Bonus tip: This amazingly simple calligraphy hack will change everything. So will this one. (You’re welcome.)

3. Place Cards

There are countless creative ways to let your guests know where to sit, from the simple, to the quirky, to the truly outrageous. Whether your theme is rustic chic or refined elegance, making your own place cards is an easy way to add a unique touch to your special day. GelWriters are perfect for hand-lettering on any color paper.

4. The Guest Book

Gel pens are the perfect way to personalize your guest book. Use pens that coordinate with your color scheme, or keep it simple in elegant white, gold, or silver. GelWriters will write on dark and colored paper to create a beautiful lasting memory of your wedding day. Try a polaroid photo guest book using GelWriters, it’s a match made in heaven!

5. Alternative Guest Books

Forget boring black guest books—alternative guest books are all the rage right now! Use GelWriters to create a beautiful wedding keepsake like this guest tree to hang in your home. Or let your guests write you a postcard, make a bucket list, or leave you a message in a bottle. Give your guests a colorful array of gel pens and let them create something special to commemorate your day.

6. Wedding Favors

Add a personal touch to your wedding favors with a handwritten tag. You will save money and your guests will feel the love that went into making your day extra special. Check out this super simple tutorial to make your own chalkboard style tags, or get crafty with these bright summery tags.
Make wedding planning more fun with GelWriters, and enlist family and friends to help you out with these projects. Hopefully, you’re inspired to create something beautiful for your special day! Let us know how you use GelWriters to share the love in your wedding.