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Many couples are looking for ways to save money on their weddings. They often decide to design their wedding invitations themselves. Although it seems like a wise decision, it often ends in frustration or a wedding invitation that does not do justice to the meaning of the occasion.

As stationery vendors, several panicked couples come to our store each month to receive advice on how to design their wedding invitations themselves. For example, a couple who had paid a friend to design their wedding invitation asked our advice on which paper to use to print their invitation. Unfortunately, we explained that a full-surface invitation (a design that reaches the edge of the printing area) and a personalized invitation would be well over the limited budget.

It is very disappointing to see the fear and panic that arises when couples realize that their cheap invitation has become a nightmare. In our experience, very few people have the knowledge to design and print their invitations. Before doing so, it would be a good idea to check with a neighborhood stationery store, which usually has several rows of cheap wedding invitations and can give you expert advice on style and etiquette. Many of these stores also have cards that can be used for your wedding invitation if you decide to create it yourself. For those who decide to go it alone, you will find some useful suggestions below.

Suggestions for DIY Wedding Invitations

Always start with the paper

Many young couples focus on design, only to realize too late that they can’t find the “right” paper. Paper comes in a variety of sizes and weights. Some stores have pocket-sized stationery for your invitation, a set of response cards, and possibly instructions. We recommend that you use the heaviest paper possible. However, a paper that weighs more than 96 pounds generally cannot be printed on with an inkjet or laser printer.

Look for suitable envelopes

We recommend that you include a set of response cards with your invitation, so it is a good idea to make sure that the material you select for your invitation contains the appropriate paper and envelopes. There are few things more frustrating than not being able to find matching envelopes for your unique invitation.

Avoid being too corny

There is a tendency to over-design a do-it-yourself wedding invitation. Please remember that this is a wedding invitation and not a craft project! The key is moderation and clean design. Do not use more than two fonts. More than that is confusing and diminishes the elegance of the invitation.

Use the right label

There are a few things that confuse you more than a lack of etiquette in the wording of your invitation. Even if habits change, etiquette never goes out of style. A few “no’s”: Don’t put your wedding website URL in the invitation. Also, don’t include gift list information in the invitation. Resist using a monogram, no matter how cute it is (you’re not married, after all).

How to use color

There are many ways to add color to your invitation. Lines of envelopes, frames, and font colors, to name a few. As with font styles, too much color tends to degrade the look of the invitation. When in doubt, you should choose black.

How to include designs in your invitation

Using themes can often create a sense of “place”, “time” or “energy”. For example, a shell motif for a beach wedding or an acorn for an autumn wedding. You may want to use theme motifs on different elements of your wedding paper set. For example, a palm tree in the wedding invitation and a seashell in the response card set. Let your imagination run wild, but don’t overdo it. Too many motifs can be as distracting as colors and fonts.

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