Buying/Finding A Design: If you don’t have design experience, and you’re not fond of pushing images and text around on pages (aka, does the idea of designing a flyer for a Bake Sale or some other event excite you, or does it make you hide under your desk?), you’re going to need to find someone to design your DIY wedding invitations for you. Fear not! Thanks to the Internet (and Etsy, bless), there are tons of places to get an invitation design. Some are even our sponsors! Here’s a short list of places to check out.
What does every bride-to-be want in a wedding invitation? A high-quality product that matches the mood of the wedding. You are a unique bride and you deserve an equally unique design. With Minted, you can have it all. If quality is your top concern, Minted not only employs the best artisan printers but has custom paper created by our partners at Mohawk especially for premium printing. Our printers have mastered techniques such as letterpress, foil-pressed (otherwise known as foil stamped), digital printing, and gloss-pressed.
How should I address my invitations? This can get pretty complex pretty quick! Generally, you address the envelopes to an entire family as one entity. You can list out the individual family members on the RSVP card if you feel clarification is needed. The same goes for couples, they receive one invitation addressed to both. Single people are given a nudge to bring a date by simply adding "plus guest" to the end of their name.
Nonetheless, the invite likewise serves as a souvenir of a special occasion, as well as an announcement of a pair's love. Like the wedding itself, it should be personal and also beautiful.
You've sent the Save the Date and now it's time to finalize your wedding invites! Simply to Impress wedding invitations are a specialized collection of designs to excite and delight your guests. Make a statement and set the tone of your big day while encouraging guests to RSVP immediately. Choose from premium quality paper options and real-foil designs while fitting many themes, such as classic, rustic, modern and more! With these gorgeous custom designs, you are sure to find a wedding invitation to fit your style and unique personality.
If you are trying to manage the number of guests, put a tiny card that states, "We have reserved __ seats for you." This is a subtle and respectful way of lessening the headcount.
Lots of invitations start off with "Mr. and Mrs. So and So want to announce the marital relationship of their child Blah to John Doe, boy of Mr. and Mrs. Smith." In order to include both collections of parents, you can just include them in at the beginning and end, denoting it with kid of Mrs. Smith and also her husband Costs and also of Mr. Whatever as well as his better half Something.
If you are utilizing an instead brilliant shade for your concept, like turquoise, choose for a fragile bow little or trim accents at the sides or corners rather than using it to the whole invite. It's a wedding event, not an evening dance at a stylish club.
A wedding invitation and the accompanying suite of products are a prelude to one of the most memorable days of your life. It’s something most brides and grooms would not leave up to chance. So, you want to touch and feel the paper products in your hands before you make a purchase. Minted understands this and we want to make sure that you are able to make the most informed decisions about paper, printing techniques, and colors for your big day. This is why we offer free sample kits so brides can see our rich colors and papers in real life. You can actually request up to ten samples for free, which is about double what most competitors offer.
Once you’ve designed your invites, when do you send them? And what about save-the-date cards? The consensus is four to six months before your wedding for save-the-dates, but allow additional time if yours is a destination wedding. The number one etiquette tip for these is that save-the-dates only go to people you absolutely plan to invite to the wedding. List the city location to give adequate planning time for travel and lodging, even if your exact venue is still undecided. You can create a unique wedding hashtag and spread it to collect memories of your future event.
Paper cutting: The Internet loves to tell you that if you are doing your own DIY wedding invitations, you need to invest in a professional paper cutter, or at least a rotary cutter, along with a tape gun, and the list goes on. You can skip this by ordering paper that’s cut to size—always double check to make sure you can print said format of course—and skipping any taped on embellishments. I promise, a fancy invitation need not have three layers of cardstock and the ability to stand on its own.
DIY wedding invitations can be the perfect solution for the creative, budget savvy bride. With over one hundred diy wedding invitation designs we have the perfect template for any style wedding. Whether you are having a formal wedding, or casual wedding bash at the beach our dedicated Minted designers have created gorgeous print yourself wedding invitations that are easy on the eye, and even easier on the budget.
The paper quality we offer at Ann's Bridal Bargains rivals our higher priced competitors and is definitely one of the things we get raving reviews about over and over again. Why? Because nobody expects a bargain invitation brand to have great paper but we do! Check out our Paper Options page for more of the nitty gritty details on the papers we offer.