Wow. You are ready to send out your invitations and do not know what to do. They are so expensive but you know that this is the first impression that many quests will see. You want to make a good impression. Can homemade wedding invitations still give that elegant impression you are going for? Of course they can.
When making your wedding invitations, use a nice clean card. By staying away from a heavy pattern you will give a clean sophisticated look. This means elegance. Now once you have cards and are ready to start. Use a nice flowing easy to read script font. You will print these on your own printer. Getting a nice clean look and keeping this consistent through out will help.
Once you have made a nice invitations, continue with a nice RSVP card. Then you will add a reception card. Making all of these consistent in your home wedding invitations will give a more uniform look. You can use a colored ink to match your wedding colors. This is very acceptable today. The tradition was a black ink on a white or ivory card. Today you can use colors.
Since you are printing these yourself, make sure you get a quality print. I use an Epson printer because it gives a nice print and it uses waterproof ink. This is a must for me. I do the custom envelope addressing and once I saw an envelope that got wet. I was upset. I used to use hairspray to make them waterproof. Now Epson has a nice inexpensive printer that uses the waterproof ink. What a gem!
Now, that you have a nice font, you may add a clean looking piece of clip art to accent your invite. This can be a simple heart or flower. It just adds a nice touch but does not over do it.
When you have a nice set of cards done you will be ready to print them all. Print each item in volume and put the set together later.
When you are ready to address your envelopes, use the same matching font for your envelopes. This is pretty easy to do once you have made a data base of your guests.
I use the same font and ink color on the envelopes that I used on the cards themselves. This gives a clean custom look.
When you are done you will have a nice clean elegant look. Although these are homemade wedding invitations they will look expensive. I hope that you get as many compliments as I have gotten, because they do look good!
Making your own wedding invites is easy and once you make those you can make so much more. There is no limit to the amount of money you can save by learning to make your wedding invitations.