If you are planning a wedding, you know how exciting (and expensive!) wedding planing can be. From flowers to cake, the venue to that fabulous dress, the costs add up quicker than you can blink. You could easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to ensure that you have all the frills, but who wants to go into debt just to have a wedding? A wedding does not need to cost a fortune to be special. Plus, the most important part of the wedding should be the bride and groom’s happiness and love for one another! Everything else is just icing on the cake. One way you can keep costs down, but have a unique wedding is by creating some of your own supplies. Bare with us, it really is a doable idea! There are plenty of DIY wedding ideas that will help you save money on your wedding. Today, we are going to provide you with some information about how you can make your own wedding invitations!
When it comes to planning a wedding, every couple has specific ideas about what is important to them and their wedding. For some, its an open bar! For others, it is fantastic food, or perfect centerpieces. If you can identify what aspects of your wedding are most important to you, you can find areas to decrease costs. If you care more about the appearance of the wedding itself and less about the invitations, you can easily make lower cost DIY wedding invitations.
When it comes to DIY wedding invitations, the options are endless! If you want to spend no money at all on invitations and do not care how informal they are, you can send email invitations. You can do this several different ways. If you want to be extremely casual, you can provide all the details about your wedding in a simple email that you send out to friends and family. Another option is to create a special wedding invitation document in Microsoft word or another publication program. Then, you can attach the invitation to a group email and send it out. That way, you save a ton of money on paper and stamps! You could even create an event page on Facebook and invite your guests through that page. That would not cost a dime, but it would send a very casual vibe to your friends and family.
If you want to do invitations on the cheap, but not completely free, you can purchase DIY wedding invitation kits. These kits cost far less than company-created custom invitations. Typically, the invitation kits can be customized on your own computer with a downloadable template and printed right at home. The best part? These invitation kits can be purchased at craft stores such as JoAnn Fabrics, Michaels, and AC Moore. If you find a coupon for 40% or 50% off the purchase of one item, you can get your DIY wedding invitation kits for an extremely low price. These invitations can be further customized with ribbons, stickers, monograms, rhinestones, and much more.
If you are creative and want to create true DIY invitations, you can gather your own supplies at a craft store (such as card stock, stamps, stickers) and make your own invitations. When you create DIY wedding invitations this way, your options really are endless! If you can dream it, you can create it. Remember, discount coupons for craft stores are your friend. Websites like Pinterest have endless ideas in case you are struggling to come up with your own. Remember, square shaped invitations cost more to mail, so you want to stick with invitations that are shaped like ordinary mail.
One thing to keep in mind about wedding invitations is that in nearly every instance, they will end up in the trash eventually. Keeping that in mind, if you still want to go all out with your invitations then do so! But, if you save money by creating low cost invitations, you can use the leftover money for another aspect of your wedding that is more important to you.
If you choose to make your own wedding invitations, we wish you luck! We hope they turn out the way you envision them!