There are many ways you can personalize your wedding invitations without spending a fortune to do so. The internet and print on demand technology has made it easier and more affordable to make custom cards and postage stamps that will add a personal touch. Here are a couple of ideas on how you can take advantage of this technology when planning your own wedding.
After you set a date, the first thing that gets sent out are save the date cards. Save the dates are sent out before a formal invitation and are used to let guests, especially those who are coming from out of town, know your wedding date far in advance. The problem with these cards is that many of them can get discarded. For this reason, many people choose to use magnets instead of paper.
Save the date photo magnets are perhaps the best way to personalize these and ensure that they don’t get tossed in the trash. Most couples use their engagement picture, but any recent photo can be used. Along with the picture, the magnet will be personalized with the date of the ceremony and the location, especially if it is going to be a destination wedding.
Wedding postage stamps are another thing that give your invitations a personal touch. There are a lot of options when it comes to choose wedding postage stamps. There are general ones that will have pictures of rings, flowers, and wedding cakes. But they can be tailored specifically for your wants. Some couple choose to have their initials on the stamp. Others will find one that matches the invitation or the save the date card.
These items can be purchased in different types of places. Traditional places do offer personalization, but their prices can be the most expensive. A print on demand store is likely to have cheaper prices. You can choose from designs uploaded by others and just fill in the relevant names and dates. If you have design skills, you can make your own. This is usually the least expensive option, but it is also the most time consuming.
When planning your wedding, the small touches are often what are noticed and remembered. Although personalization is not the number one concern of the bride and groom, it’s fun and more affordable than in the past. The invitations, postage stamps, and save the date cards can go into a wedding scrapbook to be remembered for years to come.