For a vintage wedding, we are loving this DIY handkerchief printable. Free to download and print at home, this pretty invite can be yours for free, but it looks like a million bucks. For summer, winter, fall or spring weddings, this versatile idea can be customized with colored envelopes to match your wedding colors. With pretty fonts I’ve not seen to many other places, this DIY wedding invite is unique, just like you.
Traditionally, the bride's parents are the hosts of the wedding, and are named at the top of the invitation, even for very formal affairs. However, including the names of both sets of parents as hosts is a gracious option no matter who foots the bill. Also, more and more couples these days are hosting their own weddings, or do so together with their parents.
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.

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.


There are some family members that might have different participants in them, some that wedding publications and decorum guides are struggling to stay on top of. Exactly how can you consist of every person as if all are just as crucial?
Finish: Your paper finish will affect how you’re able to print and how much ink your invitation will take. Glossy papers take a lot more ink and longer to dry. Linen papers and papers with more texture have a much higher tendency to bleed, and so they won’t work with some at-home printers where you can’t change your ink settings. If you’re not interested in researching finishes because you’re not a weird nerd (like myself) who likes to feel on paper, a matte card stock is an easy, relatively foolproof option that will more than likely work for the printer you’re using.
If the bride or groom's parents are divorced and you want to include both as hosts, you can include them all, just keep your each parent on a separate line. If you're going to include the name of stepparent, keep it on the same line. It might seem complex at first, but all it requires is a few more lines. This is an example of a bride with divorced (and remarried) parents' wedding invitation wording:
My husband and I will be celebrating our 40th “Ruby” wedding anniversary in January with a blow-out bash, and we’re as excited as soon-to-be newlyweds. We wanted formal invitations that reflect a winter theme and RED (because, you know, “Ruby”). We were fortunate enough to find Elegant Wedding Invites with the perfect glittery, snowflake effect, but it was advertised in blue. No worries! Within 24 hours, Elegant Wedding Invites was back with me assuring us that the invitation card could be in red. It’s everything we’d hoped for. EWI worked closely with me as we tweaked some things (our changes, not anything they’d done incorrectly) and were very prompt with our proofs. The quality of these invitations is very good, the price is more than fair, and EWI’s response time is immediate. We’re thrilled with their end product!
When it comes to your wedding invitations, Zazzle will help you choose the design that is perfect for you. Choose from thousands of easily customizable, professionally-designed wedding invitation templates or create your own from scratch. Whether you’re having a rustic wedding theme or an elegant theme, Zazzle has something to fit your style perfectly. Even if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, everything is completely customizable and can be easily modified to fit your theme and colors perfectly. Say ‘I Do’ to the perfect wedding invitations from Zazzle today!
An elegant design is open to interpretation but many elegant wedding invitations have common themes, such as graceful patterns, subtle use of colors and eye-catching elements. We offer all the latest trends but we also re-imagine some of those trends in new, more affordable ways like our faux foil and faux glitter designs. You can dazzle guests without the high price of real foil or real glitter.
It all starts with the right design. Once you have discovered the right invite you are able to make it completely yours by altering each piece on the invite to one of over one hundred and sixty different colors for a look that is uniquely you. After color selections, pick from a collection of premium paper types to make sure you select the paper type that suites your style and look superbly. If that was not enough, Basic Invite provides over 40 separate envelope colors to set the right tone for your elegant invites prior to them even being opened.
The couple’s parents should each be listed on separate lines, starting with the bride's or whoever’s name falls alphabetically first. Since both last names are included in the greeting, there’s no need to use last names for the to-be-weds—unless, again, if either of them has a different last name than their parents. In that case, list out their full name, in addition to the full names of their parents.

Finish: Your paper finish will affect how you’re able to print and how much ink your invitation will take. Glossy papers take a lot more ink and longer to dry. Linen papers and papers with more texture have a much higher tendency to bleed, and so they won’t work with some at-home printers where you can’t change your ink settings. If you’re not interested in researching finishes because you’re not a weird nerd (like myself) who likes to feel on paper, a matte card stock is an easy, relatively foolproof option that will more than likely work for the printer you’re using.

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