Your invitations will set the tone for your wedding. Giving friends and family a hint about what the day might look like, and ensuring they save the all-important date, your invitations announce to the world that you’re getting hitched.
Making your invitations yourself is a great way to customise your wedding stationery and give your invitations the personal touch. If you’re struggling to come up with a good design, or aren’t sure how to get started, take a look at our guide to personalising your invitations.
Keeping it simple
If you’ve decided to do the graphic design for your invitations yourself, it’s a good idea to keep things simple. Unless you’re a professional designer, you’re more likely to achieve a stylish, high-end finish by keeping text and images to a minimum.
Furthermore, using an eye-catching font, and printing your invitations on good quality paper will help to ensure they set the right tone for your wedding.
If you’ve already chosen the colour scheme for your big day, you could have your invitations printed onto coloured paper or select a bright, bold font for your design.
The quality of the printing will have a big impact on the look and feel of your finished invitations. While it might be tempting to go for the cheapest option, paying a little more for good-quality prints will help to ensure your invitations look as good as possible. Ask for a sample invitation before putting in your full order to make sure the printing is up to scratch.
Before ordering your invitations, make sure you check how long it will take to process and print your order. If you leave it too late, your guests may make other plans while they’re waiting to find out the details of your nuptials.
Customising your invitations
Whether you design and print your invitations yourselves, or get them professionally made, you can enhance the design with a few personal touches.
If you don’t have a lot of time, but still want to personalise your invitations, you and your partner could sign each invitation by hand.
Another good time-saving option is to have a stamp made with your address and hand stamp the reverse sides of your envelopes before putting them in the post.
If you have a little more time to spare, you could gild the edges of your invitations, tie a ribbon around each print out or practice your penmanship and write your names in calligraphy.
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