There are many different ways to go about inviting people to a wedding. In the end, you always want to have a copy of it in the wedding scrapbook – to look back at over the years. Some companies charge the upwards of hundreds of dollars or even thousands, depending on how many guests you are inviting. However, these are often simply a fancy card stock with something printed on it with a normal printer.
So in terms of cost, I lied a little, it’s not free if you don’t have any card stock. Fancy textured stuff can cost as much as ten dollars… if you want it to be super fancy it can cost as little as two bucks. Either way, you simply have to use your open office (FREE software download office software) document maker and a little bit of imagination (priceless) in order to come up with the unique card which will make everyone flaunt and rave over.
What are some tips for making sure you have the most amazing wedding invitations? Make sure that you use a consistent theme for the front and the inside if you decide to make a folding invitation. Practice printing one to make sure you have it designed to fold right – that can get a little tricky.
GO GREEN! Not for your color scheme – instead email copies of invitations to guests who know how to open attachments. It saves the environment some trees and you some green $$$ in your wallet.
What else is important to remember when designing your wedding card? Make sure to change the font from the default to something new that fits the overall style of your card. However, even though you should be bold and exciting – make sure it can be read. Webdingalnigius or whatever other silly symbol fonts, or any CRAZY cursive script that is barely legible will not work for this. Wives, this means don’t let your husband behind the keyboard.
Import graphics from the internet and not clip art – although clip art is an excellent source of imagery for borders. The clip art selection is never going to fit your exact needs, but if you aren’t a graphic artist- the internet has many online sources of entirely free, royalty free artwork to use in any production commercial and or private.