Are you up to the challenge of creating your own wedding invitations? It’s a lovely way to personalize your Big Day. But the task can be more challenging than you at first think. Luckily, couples today have lots of help out there in terms of services, gadgets and processes that can help that DIY endeavor along—and ensure surprisingly pro-looking invites or allow you to retain that crafty, handmade look. Want to see 10 examples of these options you can consider? Scroll down and see what suits your style!
Options for Saving by Making Your Own Wedding Invites
#1 – Choose a non-traditional design.
Letterpress coasters for wedding invitations? Dinglewood Design & Press offers this cool option (at $95.00 for 50 pcs.) for casual nuptials or for pre-ceremony events. The small size, with no extras aside from a striking envelope, certainly make this a budget-friendly option.
#2 – Use a customized stamp.
See the gorgeous results of white ink hand-stamping on navy card stock done by a couple for their own nautical-themed wedding, shared on 700 Experience.
#3 – Design your own invitations.
Visit a site like Canva, which allows you to select from their catalogue of invitation layouts and then customize with your choice of images, fonts, and ink colors. You can then opt to print physical invites, or share your finished work via social media.
#4 – Do your own faux calligraphy.
Check out the clever trick shared on Two Delighted for how to get the look of fancy calligraphy without really knowing how to do it! Plus, see the pretty touches you can add using paper punches.
#5 – Select less expensive paper (e.g., kraft paper).
This rustic-look tri-fold example from Pear Tree Greetings simulates the texture and color of kraft paper (at $1.92 per piece). But you may also look for a printable invite meant for printing on actual kraft paper.
#6 – Opt for a minimalist design.
Keeping the invitation design ultra-simple, like this clean and crisp calligraphy-monogram example from Em Papers, helps avoid costs of special printing techniques or fancy effects.
#7 – Try printable invitation templates.
This gold foil filigree design from Paper Source ($18.50 for a set of 20) lends an instant air of elegance to even the simplest black ink fonts from your home printer. Simply enclose in an envelope of your choice.
#8 – Purchase a wedding invitation kit.
This lovely gold on blush kit from Gartner Studios includes 30 each of invitations, envelopes, seals, all-purpose cards, and response cards ($39.99 for the complete kit). Just print over with your wedding details.
#9 – Download and print your invitations.
Pre-designed invites, like this charming customizable chalkboard one from Graphic River ($8, via Envato Market), are all ready for you to download, print and send out.
#10 – Address your own envelopes using The Lettermate.
With the help of this ingenious hand-lettering template, you can actually write out names and addresses with proper spacing and in a straight line. Visit the Lettermate shop to order one ($9.95), and start practicing!
Cost savings, convenience, and customizability to just the way you want them—that’s what these wedding invitation options offer you. So, will you try DIY?