Are you looking for a way to save a little money from your wedding invitations? Do you want to make your invitations a bit more personal and captivating? Then, it is best that you design and make your own wedding invitations. While creating them may require a great deal of time and effort on your end, it can be a fun and rewarding experience that will make your wedding more memorable. Plus, it is a special gesture that your guests will surely love. Here are some tips from stationery printers Metallic Elephant…
Ask help from your friends and relatives
When making your own wedding invitations, the first thing you have to do is to gather a group friends and relatives who will help you with this project. Not only will these people help you craft your wedding invites, but they can share some insights for your wedding theme and the design of your invites as well. What’s more, having a team of supporters around you can make this project a fun and exciting experience.
Make it unique
Pick a format for your invitation, and make sure to choose something that is unique. As you brainstorm for ideas, break free from traditional concepts, and look for a mind-blowing format or style that would capture the attention of your guests. You can scour the internet and look for suggestions from reputable sites like sheknows.com, weddingpaperdivas.com, confetti.co.uk and craftaholicsanonymous.net. Likewise, seek advice from your team, as well as gather ideas from wedding magazines, DIY craft books and art guides.
In line with your wedding theme
Choose a style or format that blends well with your wedding’s reception theme, color scheme as well as wedding location and date. If, for instance, you are planning to get married in a tropical destination like Hawaii, consider crafting message-in-a-bottle invitations, passport invitations or invites with a colorful Hawaiian theme. But, if you are planning to get married during summertime, build something that fits to the sunny weather, such as an invite with the wedding’s information pasted on a Popsicle stick.
Create a guest list
Before you begin making your invites, find out how many guests will be coming to your wedding. With the help your family, organize a list of guests with their address, full name, and phone number. To optimize this process, take advantage of a spreadsheet on your laptop or your computer.
Recycle or reuse
If possible, refrain from buying overpriced inserts and expensive stationery from your local craft store. Instead, raid your cabinets, and look for ribbons, glues, scissors and paper cutters that kids have used for their projects at school. That way, you get to reduce the costs for the supplies of your wedding invites. But, if you can’t find used supplies at home, buy them on the internet, as online shops have better and more affordable rates for these items than most traditional brick-and-mortar stores.
Insert your personality
Make your invitations pop and more charming by inserting funny quotes and silly pictures that will showcase your romantic and loving relationship. As soon as a guest opens your invite, and sees a hilarious picture of you and your finance, he or she will be lured to come and witness the crazy and fun things that your wedding may bring.