MAKE YOUR OWN INEXPENSIVE WEDDING INVITATIONS
Learn how to make your own wedding
invitations inexpensively with our guide
wedding invitation wording
wedding invitation kits
easy way to save money on your overall wedding costs is to make your
own wedding invitations. When you make your own wedding
invitations, you can get invitations that are both inexpensive
You may be
thinking that it sounds difficult, but once you know how to do your
own wedding invitations, itís really quite easy. Even if youíre not
the creative type, weíll help you create beautiful and professional
looking wedding invitations.
Choosing Paper for
Your Wedding Invitations
You can find paper
to do your own wedding invitations from a variety of sources.
recommend shopping online because you will find the best selection
at the best prices, but you can also find blank invitations from
arts and crafts stores or stationery stores.
When you select
your paper, youíll want it to be printer compatible and completely
free of print. It also helps if the paper is a uniform shape like a
rectangle or square because die cut shapes often get stuck in home
You can use
invitations with add-ons like ribbons or stickers, but be sure that
you can attach those elements after printing. Youíll also want to
be sure to that the invitations you purchase come with envelopes.
How to do Your Own Wedding Invitations
is a step by step guide to make your own wedding invitations. Once
you get started, youíll be surprised at just how easy it is to do
your own invitations. To start, youíll need a computer with
Microsoft Word installed, an ink-jet or laser printer, and your
wedding invitation paper. If youíve never used Word before, you
shouldnít start by making your wedding invitations. The following
instructions assume a basic level of knowledge with the Microsoft
Go ahead and open
Microsoft Word to a new document and letís get started on making
your own wedding invitations.
Measure the Invitation Paper
It may sound basic,
but getting the right measurements for your paper will ensure that
your invitations look good. Take a ruler and measure the height and
width of the paper youíve chosen to make your invitations. Once you
have the measurements, click on File. From the dropdown menu,
select Page Setup. Once that box opens, click the Paper tab. From
the Paper Size menu, select Custom Size and then type in the height
and width of your wedding invitations into the boxes provided. Then
Select Your Font
Next youíll want to
select the font for your wedding invitations. The font you choose
will be determined by what kind of wedding youíre having, but some
of our favorites are Bodini MT, Book Antiqua, Californian FB,
Edwardian Script ITC, French Script MT, Harrington, Monotype Corsiva,
Parchment and Vivaldi. Try to match the font to the tone and
formality of your wedding. For example, if you are having a very
formal evening wedding, Edwardian Script would be a good fit. You
can also mix fonts within the same invitation by using one font for
most of the invitation wording and a different font for the bride
and groomís names.
Type in the Wedding
Using the wording
youíve already mapped out, begin typing the text into the
invitations. If you need help on what to say, check out our wedding
invitation wording page for examples. Donít forget to spell check.
Once youíve typed in the text, adjust the font size and spacing.
Align the text in the center of the page by clicking Format, then
Paragraph. Where it says Alignment, select Center from the menu.
Make adjustments as needed to fit the entire invitation wording into
one page. Also, you can select a color for the font now. Black is
standard, but navy blue, charcoal or dark brown would all be
When you make your
own wedding invitations, you can give them a little something extra
by adding other printed elements (like a watermark) to them.
A watermark of the
wedding coupleís initials is a nice addition to a wedding invitation
and itís easy to do. Click on Format, then Background and from that
menu, select Printed Watermark. In the box, click on Text Watermark
and select the font, color and size you want for the watermark.
Type the wedding couplesí initials into the text box and click on
Semitransparent. Then experiment to see if you want the watermark
to be diagonal or horizontal.
Print a Sample
Now itís time to
check the wedding invitation by printing a sample. Place the paper
into the printer and print one copy of the document. Check to make
sure the spacing, font size, wording and font color are all
correct. Make adjustments as needed and then youíre ready to make
your own wedding invitations by printing them all out.