Red, black, and white are hot colors for a 1920s wedding. Do-it-yourself wedding invitations are not only unique, they can be fun to make and save you money. When you use your computer, they’re easy.
We have Kareena from LBC Design Co break it down for us.
The biggest amount of time is in setting up the cards, envelopes, and RSVPs. Start to finish, one card and envelope took me less than 30 minutes. And the printing was about 1 minute for both the envelope and invitation. So for 50 invitations, I’d guess the time would be about 20 minutes plus 50 minutes, or a total of one hour and 10 minutes. Your time may vary significantly depending upon how quickly you create your design, and the speed of your printer.
So what are the steps to making 1920s wedding invitations?
1. Choose your cardstock.
You have lots of choices. For simplicity, I chose white card stock. Adding color with printing is a snap.
2. Assemble your materials.
Stationery printing or word processing program. I used The Print Shop 2 for Mac. Check at your office supply store for your options.
Cardstock or blank cards,
Envelopes for the invitations,
Blank card stock or cards for the RSVP cards,
Envelopes for the RSVP cards, and
Any embellishments, such as ribbons you want to add.
3. Open your program and design.
I opened the card-making section of my program and chose a vertically folded half page invitation. One page will fit on a single sheet of card stock without cutting. A real time saver! The final folded size is 5-1/2 inches wide by 8-1/2 inches tall.
Art deco was very popular in the 1920s, so you may want to use an art deco border or image. The border I used came with The Print Shop 2 for Mac.
For the invitations, I chose a font I thought looked appropriate. It’s called Mona Lisa Solid ITC TT.
For continuity I reprinted the border on the envelope.
4. Print a test on plain paper.
Check your design and alignment of each item you’re printing.
Be sure you’re happy with them before printing all the rest.
5. Print and mail.
Time to print them, and mail. Have a super wedding!
LBC Design Co can do custom made wedding invitations for just about any theme! Do check them out.