Get Crafty with Your Invites: DIY Wedding Invitations
Before you get to enjoy your perfect day, there’s a lot of planning and organising to be done. Wedding arrangements can be very stressful and expensive. You need to find a place for the reception, make arrangements for all your guests, pick the right dress, find decorations, send out invitations, etc. Many of these aren’t cheap, especially if you’re planning something special for your wedding to surprise your guests.
Templates, customizable kits or DIY
Even if you’re planning a personalised, innovative wedding celebration, there are still several ways that can help you to save money. For instance, you could arrange a small wedding with only a few of the most important people in your lives present or you can get crafty and save some dollars on decorations and wedding invitations. DIY wedding invitations can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be. You can, for instance, print out templates, get customizable wedding invitation kits, or start from scratch.
The most important thing is that you know what you want your invitation to look like. Think about the colour scheme and decide how you’ll be printing or creating your invites. Other things to not skimp on are paper trimmer, good print quality, adhesives to properly hold together multiple layers of cardstock or embellishments, and envelopes. You should also decide on the size of your invites as postage can be more expensive for bigger cards.
You don’t need to use the most expensive paper, but it should certainly be of good quality. It’s also a good idea to get a little more than you think you need, because it’s always a possibility that the printer messes up or you notice a spelling mistake only after you’ve already printed several invitations. Thicker paper will look more elegant and important than normal paper, so it’s always a good choice. You can buy thicker paper for your own printer or you can find loads of customizable cards in online stores such as Photobox, which might also be a useful resource after the wedding should you want to create a unique and personalised photobook. Making your own invitations will allow you to add a personal note too, without having to spend a lot of money.
A wedding invitation is all about embellishments. They add a special, personalized touch. For example, if you and your other half are into cycling a lot, then making cycling-themed wedding invitations is a great choice. You can use all sorts of different materials such as fabric, lace, bows, buttons, etc. If the postage cost is a concern for you, then opt for light, thin embellishments to reduce the weight of your cards.
Making your own wedding invitations can be a time-consuming task, especially if you’ve got so many other things on your mind already. You might have some crafty friends or family members who’ll be happy to offer a hand in the DIY process. It’s a fun and social way to engage people in your wedding arrangements and you can save time, money and nerves.