Wedding invitations are such an expense for something that is really just a bit of printing. Don’t get me wrong, there are some amazing invitation designs out there that I absolutely could not do myself, however for us the expense was just not worth it. There are a few options you can consider when your budget is tight and you really want to make your own. Even my non-creative friends made their own wedding invitations and they were wonderful so you definitely can!
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DIY Wedding Invitations
Print and stamp
This method can be quite time consuming but if you have lots of time and no money then it’s perfect for you! All you need is a printer, some paper and card and a pretty stamp. If you have no flair in digital design it is possible to type up some nice, smart invitations that look nice and can be spruced up with a bit of DIY. Cut out your printed design, stick it on some pretty card and suddenly it looks a bit more fancy. Add in some extras such as some pretty stamping, stuck on diamantes or buttons and wrapped up with a ribbon or twine and you have yourself some cute as a button invitations.
Can’t do digital design but have your heart set on something a bit more professional looking. You can buy invitation designs off etsy that provide you with the digital copies to print off and send yourself. As above you could layer them up with pretty card and you’ve pimped your invitations.
Not traditional and often unexpected, however this is the most budget friendly option out there. Sending out a big online invite is not only faster and cheaper than the traditional method but it also means your RSVPs arrive faster! Bonus. It is possible to pimp this how you like and make it as extravagant as you like and know that you will surprise people!
I know this option isn’t for everyone but this is how we made our invitations and it was easier than you think. From making my blog graphics I already had experience using Canva which is a wonderful drag and drop graphics creator that means that even the least creative of you can make something lovely looking. You can even use some of their prepared designs and simply tweak the colours and wording to suit your needs. With a little good quality paper and card you can print them out, assemble a simple envelope to sit them in and voila! You’re very own wedding invites!
Check out part 2 of this post to see which option we went with with and how we did it!! If you’ve made your own invitations, how did you do it? What method appeals to you the most?
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