You’re Invited: DIY Wedding Invitations

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Your wedding invitations may be the first impression of your wedding day for your guests, but that doesn’t mean they have to scream “we spent a ton on these.” Tap into your hidden tech savvy diva so you can use your invite money toward something else you really want on that day. Here are a few ideas to build your own invites.

Jump Online

There are lots of online companies in the business of providing inexpensive wedding invites. A simple online search will bring up a bunch. To keep your head from spinning, we narrowed it down to a few that seem pretty cool. For most of these, you just have to browse their site, choose a design and paper, and personalize it by entering your information. But before settling on anything, be sure to request a sample of the paper options you’re interested in. This is usually free. Also, once you’ve picked the paper and designed the invite, ask for a proof of the invite before you commit to purchasing one for every guest (some sites may automatically provide a digital proof). If you want a paper proof mailed to you, you may need to pay a small fee, but it’s so worth it to ensure you get what you want.

Print at Home

If you’re up for doing the printing yourself in the comfort of your home, go for it. Just keep in mind that you’ll want to try out paper options you’re thinking about before buying a ton to make sure it feeds through your printer easily, and that the ink looks good on the paper–you want it to be dark enough and not smear. If your printer won’t cut it, bring the digital file of your invite to a local print shop and have them do the printing. Don’t fret; the project is still DIY since you did half the work. Get started by checking out these templates that you can download for free.

Get Hands On

More of a do-it-yourselfer? Well, there are plenty of ways to get your hands a little dirty. Try these templates and ideas that require a little more personal touch than just entering information and printing paper out. Your guests will know you put some “bride hours” into these to give them a homemade touch.

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