If you are thinking about making your own wedding invitations, take a look at this crafty girl’s guide to creating your own destination wedding invitations. Whether you are thinking about doing it yourself to save money or you want a one of a kind invitation for your wedding, there are many options to choose from depending on the amount of time you are willing to commit and your crafting ability.
You can opt for ready to assemble invitations where you select a from an array of invitation styles and the little touches to take the invitation suite to the next level such as envelope liners, enclosures, sashes and belly bands (that strip of paper or ribbon that holds the invitations together), wedding logos, backings and so forth. One of my favorite vendors, Wedding Paper Divas, has a wide selection of assemble it yourself invitations that you can see here.
Alternatively, you can print your own invitations at home using a template or even design your own. There are several companies that offer pre-cut invitation paper and enclosures of varying sizes in a wide array of colors & textures which make the invitation creation process foolproof. I designed my own wedding invitation and printed them at home using invitation paper, envelopes, and envelope liners from Paper-Source.com.
For the design of the invitation itself, consider saving yourself some time by using a pre-made template. You can even find DIY wedding invitation template designs for free on many sites such as Wedding Chicks. And moderately priced designs on Etsy.com.
Very creative brides might consider designing and invitation from scratch and the sky’s the limit. Linda at crafaholicss
Tips for PIY & DIY Wedding Invitations
1. Order quality paper. Textured paper and heavier card stock will immediately take your invitations to the next level.
2. Remember that printing it yourself does not necessarily mean trying to hand feed 100 sheets of paper through your 10 year old home print. Go to Office.max or any heavy duty printer. And if you have a design that has a full bleed, they can cut the paper for you for a modest fee.
3. Don’t worry about it! In the end, your guests simple need to know the basics, who, what, where and when!
4. Make sure you give yourself enough time. Designing, printing, assembling and addressing your wedding invitations can take a very long time. In fact, it might be the most time consuming task since this is your guests first look at your wedding! For a destination wedding,
5. Make sure you print out drafts. A proof or mock up on the computer screen may look completely different on paper.
For more information about creating the perfect destination wedding invitations, take a look at the Wedding Invitations How to Guides which covers topics such as invitation wording options, wedding invitation enclosures and more.