Crafty do-it-yourself brides and grooms can have a lot of fun designing, printing and assembling wedding invitations. I’ve seen homemade invites turn out so well that you would have sworn a professional printed and assembled them. There have also been ones made from construction paper, hand stamped, and just as lovely in their own way.
Here are some tips to consider before you get started:
- Remember to buy plenty of extra paper for all the mistakes that are bound to occur when you first start printing and cutting.
- Be sure to take your finished creation to the post office and have it weighed before you purchase stamps – it may be more than the standard rate. You should do the same with your RSVP response cards and envelopes, as non-standard shapes can be more expensive.
- It’s okay to order parts and pieces of your wedding invitations, and other materials, from a professional printer and then do your stamping, cutting, and other personalization to those pieces.