Tips To Print Your Own Wedding Invitations
One of the biggest advantages when you print your own wedding invitations and stationery is saving money. Wedding invitations and stationery printed by a professional printer can be very expensive.
Making your own wedding invitations is inexpensive and can easily be done with a little creativity and your computer.
Once you have decided on the number of your wedding guests, your design and color theme, you just need to create your invitations in your desktop publishing program and then print them out, fold them or trim them.
If you print your own wedding invitations, you can print as many as you want and when you want. You can use your own wording and personalize each invitation, program, menu and thank you note.
You will need to find the perfect paper for your invitations. You will want it to match your wedding theme or colors. It should be card stock or a thickness that is thicker than regular paper.
You will also need this paper to work for your reception cards, menu, and thank you cards and RSVP cards.
White and ivory card stock is still the most popular choices and will give you the best pricing if you choose to print your own wedding invitations. For a more modern look you may like to go for colored paper in soft pastels or vibrant colors.
Before you print your invitations you will need to come up with the wording and everything that you would like to say.
Once you have your wording you can print your own wedding invitations on a full A4 sheet of paper which will be perfect if you want to use pre printed paper, or you can be creative and print your own design.
You can also print your invitations on A5 sheets of paper (which is half an A4 sheet) this way you will get two invitations to a page. This is a traditional wedding invitation size.
If you really want to be economical you can get four invitations from a full sheet of paper by quartering the paper. The only drawback with this you are really limited on how much information that can be put on the quarter sheet.
You could use this size for save the date cards, RSVP cards, place cards or even thank you notes.
The easiest free printable wedding invitations to make are flat invitations printed on one side. Adding ribbons and other theme related embellishments will give them your personal touch.
When adding your embellishments choose ones that are not too bulky and heavy as these will increase your postage cost.
Search the internet for images of flat invitations there are many different designs available and when you look closely they are not that hard to do.
You can also use a colored card stock as the backing for a lighter weight paper that the invitation is printed on. This will give a layered and elegant look to your invitations and they will look like you have spent a lot of money on them.
If you think that you can't print your own wedding invitations because of the wedding invitation envelopes think again.
You can purchase envelopes at any stationery or business store, where you will have many colors and sizes to choose from. You can even purchase stickers to seal the envelopes.
Homemade wedding invitations are inexpensive and they will allow you to add your own personal touch. You can make them exactly the way that you want to and use wordings and designs that you like.
Just keep in mind that it may take you a little more time and a little bit of learning if you decide to print your invitations but it will be worth it in the end.
- Always double check to see that the details are correct with no spelling mistakes. Always practice on cheap paper to ensure that you have the correct placement before printing your invitations.
- Always have your printer set to the correct paper type, and the highest print quality.
- Do a few test runs to make sure that they look professional and print well on your chosen paper.
- Select a font that is easy to read and has a formal look to make your invitations look professional.