Making your own wedding invitations is a great way to inject a shot of pure personality and style into your wedding, as well as a creative way to save money on your wedding. DIY wedding invitations run the gamut from handwritten note cards, to printing them on a home printer with a DIY wedding invitation template or kit, or adding personal touches to pre-assembled wedding invitations purchased from an invitation company.
Some brides don't even make their own wedding invitations to save money, but to add as many details and coordinating accessories to their wedding as possible. These do-it-yourself wedding invitations can be so intricate and over-elaborate, and take so much time to design and create, that they often end up costing a lot more money (and causing a lot more stress) than just buying the invitations from a specialty company.
This doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style for cost, or compromise price for your sanity. There are tons of fun and creative DIY wedding invitations that brides of all crafting levels can make without overspending their time or money. Here are some DIY ideas for personalized, unique wedding invitations that are sure to impress:
Fill In The Blank/Printable DIY Wedding Invitations
Computers are becoming more and more advanced, but easier to use too! Depending on your design and computer skills, there are many different options available for creating your wedding invitations on the computer. Many craft stores, super stores and even invitation printing companies carry pre-designed invitations in which you can print your wedding information.
This is a great idea for brides who want to save money, but may not be too excited about designing a whole invitation. This is not a great idea if you don't already have an advanced printer. Before buying blank invitations make sure your printer can handle the type of paper they are made of. If not, you may want to go another route - you won't save any money if you have to buy a printer too!
Completely DIY Wedding Invitations
Maybe "fill in the blank" just sounds too easy? Maybe you can't find printable wedding invitations that match your wedding theme? Maybe you want something totally one-of-a-kind and unique that no one else will ever have? Whatever the reason, you may want to go the extra step with completely DIY wedding invitations. This requires you to buy your own card stock, create a design template, cut the paper, and print the invitation - the whole shebang!
Once again, this is great if you are already very crafty and have all the tools and materials readily available. If you need to buy scissors, glue, ribbon, paper, a printer, etc., you might want to reconsider. This option can produce really beautiful, distinctive invitations that match your own individual theme, personality and style, or they can be a disaster. Be sure to consider the cost of materials and the time required before going with this option.
Modified DIY Wedding Invitations
If you aren't totally confident with your crafting abilities, but still want one-of-a-kind wedding invitations, you can always go with mix-and-match invitations from a professional wedding invitation company. Many invitation companies offer the option to choose an invitation style, pick paper colors, ink colors, etc., and customize your wedding invitations to your heart's content. This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to create personalized wedding invitations, and it can be quite inexpensive too! You don't have to worry about your printer breaking halfway through the job, or stress yourself out making 250 invitations, each requiring 10 different steps to create.
If you still want to be a little crafty, you can always add accents and details when the invitations arrive such as glitter, stickers, feathers, seashells, rhinestones - whatever shows off your chic wedding style!
Whatever type of DIY wedding invitation you choose, just be true to yourself. Your wedding invitations offer the first glimpse of your wedding, and you want them to reflect the fun, beautiful, classic, or modern wedding festivities that guests can look forward to.
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