Are you interested in printing your own wedding invitations but unsure if you have the tools, the creativity, or the experience to make tasteful invitations worthy of your big day?
You’ve heard about the money people have saved and the personality they’ve injected into their invitations. You might have heard that the process of making custom invitations can actually be fun!
Instead of wondering if you have what it takes, try our a checklist. See how many of the following questions you can answer with “Yes!” If you find yourself gaining confidence with each successive question, you’re a perfect candidate for DIY wedding invitations!
Do you have a computer with word processing software like Microsoft Word?
You don’t need a screaming fast computer with a quad core processor and 8 gigs of ram to design and print invitations. Almost any computer will do, provided it has page layout or word processing software like Microsoft Word. But even if you don’t have Word installed on your Mac or PC, you can do everything you need to do with free word processing software like OpenOffice Writer.
Do you have a home printer or access to one?
The printer you already own may be fully capable of printing your invitations! Most home printers, whether inkjet or laser, can print on 65 lb standard weight cards. Many can print on heavier 80 lb cards, and some can print on 100 lb and higher cards. Most can also print different card sizes–even non-standard sizes like wedding invitations, response cards, save the dates, etc.
Do you know where to get quality card stock for invitations?
You may find the right paper just around the corner at your local art supply, office supply, or craft supply store. But if not, your options multiply when you shop online. With a little searching, you’ll find your invitation paper in just the right weight, color, finish, and even cut to size.
Can you compose your invitation wording or find wording to edit?
If you’re unsure of exactly how to word your invitation, you can find free sample wedding invitation wording online. This will give you a great starting point which you can edit to include your own custom details.
Can you find the right fonts?
If you find that you don’t have fonts to convey the feeling that you want reflected on your invitation, you can find free fonts online. As with anything you download on the internet, you should use caution. Need a tip for reputable font archives? DIY Bride recommends dafont.com and we agree. We also like Font Squirrel.
How did you do? Do you feel like DIY invitations are something you’d like to try? We’re here help but we can only do that if you let us know what topics you want to master. So post comments for us and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction. Your feedback will help us decide what topics, tutorials, and even videos to prepare next.
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