Friday, October 2, 2009

How to Make Cheap Homemade Wedding Invitations

I know you are probably thinking that you have no idea of how to make cheap homemade wedding invitations. It isn’t difficult, saves you quite a bit of money and can be great fun. Besides we will lead you through it step by step.

First, you have to decide on the level of formality your wedding will have. This will have an effect on your design and wording choices.

Browse the web, looking for, do it yourself wedding invitation ideas. Many sites offer free templates with or without designs and wording samples. They allow you to download templates to use as is or to adapt to suit your needs. Some sites only allow you to download free templates if you purchase your wedding stationary from them.

Decide on your design, or graphic image and the wording that you will use.

Pick a font that goes with the theme and style of your invitations.

Buy your wedding invitation stationary, including cards for any enclosures, such as, RSVPs, Thank You cards .and programs that you may want to use your stationary blanks which are available in a wide variety of sizes and colors, purchase a few extra in case of a printing mishap, such as an ink smear or paper jam.

Purchase extra ink cartridges, so that you don’t run out in the middle of this important project.

Schedule an afternoon or evening to create your invitations and then print them. The whole thing shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours to complete.

Before telling the printer to begin making X number of copies, print one copy of each piece on plain paper cut to the sizes of your stationary ,to make sure that everything is lined up properly, and to check for typographical errors.

Make sure that the printer you plan on using adjusts to the different sizes of your stationary.

Enlist family and friends with nice handwriting to help you address your invitations.

Have fun while learning how to make cheap homemade wedding invitations.

Are you feeling overwhelmed, by trying to choose a design for your invitations? What is your theme? If you are having a destination wedding use clip art, photos or original art work that represent your destination, such as a beach scene, flip flops, palm trees, sunsets, or mountains.

Here, are some design ideas, that you may want to use on your invitations. For a western wedding a WANTED poster is at present very popular. Cowboy boots, and hats are often seen on western invitations. Couples often use fonts that look like logs or rope on this type of invitations.

Disney weddings are also extremely popular, and you can download free clip art of Cinderella and Prince Charming to use on your invitations, as well as other Disney icons like Lady and the Tramp.

Many couples are choosing to honor their religious or ethnic roots, for example , a Celtic Cross might be chosen by an Irish Catholic couple, and a Star of David or a rolled Torah scroll by a Jewish couple. A native American bride and groom might use a dream catcher on theirs. Consider honoring your heritage on this special day. Photos of landmarks from your ancestral homeland, also make great images for wedding invitations.

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