If you're in wedding planning mode, the thought of making your own invitations has probably crossed your mind. After all, DIY invitations are quite popular these days. It seems we've all heard the perks, we've all heard the success stories, and we all have at least one crafty friend or family member who makes us think, "She did it; so can I!"
But when it comes to deciding whether to make your own invitations, there is a lot more to think about than the perks. As great as they are, DIY invitations are not for everyone. To determine if they're right for you, read on, and consider the whole picture. It may save you a lot of frustration down the road!
In this video response, we answer a great question from Angela in Maine. Angela asks:
I’m interested in making my own wedding invitations, but I don’t want to spend a lot on postage. What size invitation do you recommend I make?
Watch this video to hear our response to Angela's question, and to learn why it is important to consider mailing and postage throughout the entire DIY invitation design process.
You've invested your time, effort, and creativity into your wedding invitations and now you're about to mail them out to your invited guests. What steps can you take to make sure that once they are out of your care, they will arrive safe and sound? If your invitations can avoid the US Postal Service's high speed canceling and sorting machines, the chances of blemishes, bends, and damage will be greatly reduced. Continue reading for our advice on hand canceling your envelopes at the post office, giving your invitations the best chance for safe passage via the USPS.
Graphics are a great addition to invitations of all occasions; having the ability to incorporate tone, theme, personality, or simply a splash of color into an otherwise traditional design. In this article, you will learn the three ways to add graphics to invitations using Microsoft Word, as well as how to format them to suit your custom design.
It's always beneficial to read customer feedback about our products and service. What is also helpful is understanding what are customers are experiencing as they make decisions about their wedding invitations and what roads lead them to us. Here is a recent Yelp review from Rochelle A. in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Do your part to be green when it comes to your invitations by recycling or re-using them. This isn’t just good for the earth; it’s also great because it challenges your creativity. Of course, you can simply place invitations in a standard recycling bin, but there are ways to re-use or recycle invitations that are much more fun than that! Read about five fun and creative ways to re-use and recycle any invitations.
The beauty of DIY invitations is the ability to incorporate your own personal touch. Just as you want your DIY invitations to have a unique, one of a kind look, you should want them to unique, one of a kind wording. However, when it comes to choosing wording for invitations, many are hesitant to write wording that is off the beaten path. It is common to feel that traditional verses are the only way to succinctly and appropriately phrase invitations - but this is not the case. The truth is, you do not have to be a professional write to create unique invitation wording that is witty, meaningful and memorable; wording that will sound great. Read the tips below to get started.