So you are planning the wedding of your dreams, and you want to create your own beautiful wedding invitations. Printing your own invitations can be simple, inexpensive, and impressive to your list of those invited. There are many ways you can make your own invitations without spending a lot of money.
Stores such as Target and Wal-Mart carry print your own wedding invitation kits. Included in these kits are blank invitations with an embossed border, envelopes, response cards, extras, testers, and a list of suggested wording for your invitations. Set your printer and the software you are using to design to fit the size of your invitations. After you have created the design, print on a test invitation to ensure the words wind up in the correct places.
If you choose not to use a kit, you can buy cardstock and make custom sizes if you have a paper cutter. If you don’t have a paper cutter, you can use regular or wavy edge scissors. Since the cardstock will be blank, you can print designs on them or if you’re feeling ambitious, draw them by hand. For embellishments, try stamps or wet embossing.
If you simply don’t have the time or want professional quality, there are many online companies that provide this service. Ordering online is also great if you plan to invite one hundred people or more. Often, discounts are given for large orders so this is also a bonus. Some of these sites also provide other wedding services such as personalized wedding favors.
For extra class on your invitations, consider doing calligraphy on part of them, such as you and your fiancé’s names. Calligraphy kits can be found at craft stores and contain a guide on learning how to create it. Calligraphy is especially great for Irish-themed weddings because of its rustic and old-world feel.
If none of these options work for you, simply put in an order at your local printing service for your wedding invitations. Your options for embellishments and embossment may be limited, since they are general printers, but you are sure to receive some simple, elegant designs. Tell them your ideas, and they will do their best to make the sale and give you what you ask for.