Make Your Own Wedding Invitations

Making your own wedding invitations is something that all soon-to-be brides and grooms consider. However, before you embark on this project, there are several things to consider.

Most make your own wedding invitations involve entering text into a computer program and then printing the included invitations on your home printer. They are often called print-your-own or custom wedding invitations.

While this gives you an instant invitation, the printing process can be difficult. The paper must be centered properly, and you have to pay for the printing ink. Usually, a refill is not necessary unless you have hundreds of invitations to send. Then, you may end up paying more for the ink that you would for the invitations them selves.

That being said, there are several ways to minimize costs and still get the invitations you want.

There are a large selection of printable wedding invitations in just about every style you could hope for.

These invitations come with blank invitations with space to print your own message on them. They also have software that makes it easy to print your wedding invitations at home. Or, just take them to your own printer and have them professionally done. At any office superstore, this won't cost much more than doing it yourself at home, and it will save time, and ensure a better end result.

You can also make your own invitations from different types of paper, but this requires a lot of work and does not ensure as nice a presentation.

For instance the Laura Ashley Butter Cream Jacket Invitation Kit includes envelopes, ribbons and a rich butter cream color paper that is hard to resist. The only thing you need to add is you own printed message, date and location.

So, if you still want to design your own, make sure you have the time to do this, along with everything else. It will help to have Adobe Photoshop and some designs already in mind before you get started.

If you need inspiration check out some wedding designs online or play around with shapes, bells and garland clip art just to get started and to plan your layout. After you have a general idea of what you want, you can build your design, test print it and then run a final printing of your own wedding invitations.

Match them to an envelope and add a ribbon accent or another touch like parchment paper to complete the design.

That's all there is to designing and making your own wedding invitations.