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Making your own wedding invitations is a wonderful idea. You can keep a sample in your wedding memory box/scrapbook, and feel proud when you tell people you made them yourself. It helps you to add another personal touch to your wedding and express your personality as a couple better. With that in mind, here’s a step by step guide to making your own gorgeous wedding invitations:
Write a Guest List
Start out by writing a definite guest list if you haven’t already to get an idea of the amount of stuff you’ll need. With a guest list you’ll know how many invitations you need to make, but remember it isn’t one per person. You should send one invitation per family/couple! It’s a good idea to include save the date cards before you send out the actual invitations too.
Set Yourself a Budget
Set yourself a budget. You can save a lot of money if you make the invitations yourself, but you still need to know how much you’re willing to spend on the stuff. Don’t just blindly buy stationery without a budget because you could easily spend way more than you need to.
Work out how much of everything you’re going to need judging by your guest list and gather your supplies accordingly. You’ll need glue, card, paper, and any other little bits and bobs you want to make your invitations unique. Some people use lace, stamps, and other things to make theirs stand out. If you’ve ever made similar cards before, you should already have an idea of what you need.
Choose a Style/Theme Your style/theme could be anything from modern and sleek to rustic. Ideally your invitations will set the tone for your wedding day, and give people a little taster of what the day might be like. If you plan on having the ever popular rustic wedding, you could use brown card/paper and stamps to make your lettering look unique.
Watch Tutorials Online
I can’t realistically tell you how to make your invitations here; there are so many options and one size does not fit all. Instead, using the information you’ve gathered with this guide, watch appropriate tutorials online. You can even look at sites like Paper Themes to get inspiration for your design. You’ll get some valuable tips and information to help you put together professional looking invites.
Organize Important Information Before you start, you need to organize your important information to go on the invites. Write down things you’ll need to include, such as the venue, time, date, etc. You might want to include a funny poem to request their presence on your big day. Make sure you show off your personality and keep the language in with the tone of the wedding.
If you’ve made your own invitations in the past or are a bit of a stationary DIY buff, feel free to leave any tips you have here. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you soon!