Many brides decide to create their own invitations nowadays.
After all, if you know how to use your computer, you know how to print, and have some imagination and time, you can assemble and make your own invites.
There are many options available to you if you want to create your own personalized invitations if you are a DIY bride. Some of them require more time than others, and some require less effort or investment, so evaluate your choices before making a decision and compare wisely.
You can also buy a printable wedding invitation kit online. This way you can choose whatever paper or cardstock you want to personalize the invitations.
You can take a look at our DIY invitation kits and see all they include.
Working with it
All that you need to do is follow the instructions and customize your wording and font colors, and you will have a uniform look for all your stationery for a fraction of the price that will take you to buy the items separately.
Here are some A7 envelopes to help you create the perfect invites ( they are measured at 5 1/4" x 7 1/4"), and they come in several colors to match your wedding style (click on the pictures to see more colors and product information)
Run a test print and make sure that everything looks like you want.
If there are no corrections necessary you can go ahead and print all of your invitations. Always remember to go the extra mile by personalizing the invites with ribbons, glitter, etc.
Make it one of a kind and add your personal signature to it! Your guests will love the fact that you made the invitations yourself!
Doing it all on your own from scratch
You will need to use your favorite desk program, like Microsoft word or publisher. If you have one of these installed on your computer, and you are not sure where to start, you can do a search for invitation templates. If you find one you like, you can start working from there and modify it to fit your needs.
You can insert clipart and pictures, whether from the program itself or download it from a free site on the internet to create your own personalized invitations.
Another option is to buy a wedding invitation kit ready to print.
You can find them in the arts and crafts section of any supermarket.
Pro: They usually include instructions to download a
template from the manufacturer’s main website, the paper, envelopes and
sometimes envelope seals. It is supposed to be a buy, type, print and go
Cons: You are tied to the template they offer you, and sometimes you won’t be able to include all you want on the invitation itself, like font or color options.
Also, if your printer gets stuck the ink runs, causing stains on the paper, or some other printing problem, you would have wasted the card stock and be left with no extras.
As these templates are set to work only with that particular invitation kit measurement, the only way you will be able to match up the invitations will be to buy another whole kit. So be careful when choosing this option.