Design and Make Your Own Wedding Stationery
Making your own wedding invitations is becoming increasingly popular with modern brides, gone are the days of mass produced printed cards. Today’s brides want their wedding to reflect their personality and what better way to do this than design your own wedding invitations and stationery.
With such a multitude of things to choose from, brides are really spoilt for choice when designing their wedding stationery range. From diamantes to butterfly’s the amount and quality of the craft items available on the internet today is astounding. For someone with a little bit of flair and imagination making your own wedding stationery has never been easier.
The first thing to look for when choosing your materials to make your wedding stationery is the type of card and paper to use. Although this may seem trivial the quality and finish of the card you choose will greatly impact on the quality of your wedding stationery. Always choose a card stock that is heavier than 200gsm. Anything thinner than this will look flimsy and cheap, the last impression you want to give your wedding guests when sending out your wedding invitations.
I would also choose a card stock that has a nice finish, there are lots of options to choose from, from hammered to linen the details really count when getting that quality feel and finish. Most companies will send you samples of their card finishes if you ask.
Keep the paper insert and envelopes the same as the card, if you use hammered card for your invites then be sure to use the same style for your paper insert and envelope. Nothing screams handmade at home more than different cheaper inserts. You will find that it is not any more expensive to keep all the quality the same.
Printing your wedding invitations yourself couldn’t be easier, you can either download templates from the internet or simply set up the file size in word and get typing! There are many examples of how to word your invites online. You can also choose from a variety of fonts and colours. The most popular fonts for wedding invite text are ‘Monotype Corsiva’ and ‘Lucida Calligraphy’. These fonts are swirly but easy to read, which is something to consider, as space will be limited on your insert sheets. Use all 3 sides of your insert sheet to convey all the information your guests will need to enjoy your day. Remember to include RSVP details and local hotel information if guests will be travelling to your wedding. This will also save you money as you won’t have to print separate information sheets and RSVP Cards.
Next is how to decorate your cards, the choices are endless! From solid hearts to handmade roses there are so many options to choose from. Try looking at wedding stationery suppliers for inspiration but be careful not to copy any designs exactly as many wedding stationery companies will have copyrighted their designs. When choosing a design for your wedding invitations you must think about the theme and colours you are going to use for your wedding. If your bridesmaids are going to be wearing sky blue then bringing this colour into your wedding invitations will give your guests a glimpse of how your wedding day is going to look.
Remember your wedding invitations offer the first glimpse of your wedding, and you want them to reflect the fun, classic, or modern wedding festivities that guests can look forward to on the day, they should reflect your personality and style, so go on and get creative and enjoy the process of designing every aspect of your day.