Making Homemade Wedding Invitations - Making homemade wedding invitations can make for a unique invitation set. Handmade invitations allow you to express your creative side and allow you to use a variety of styles and techniques you will not find at your local print shop. However, if you are not exactly the craft type or you hate gluing, stamping, and being creative, this might not be the best project. It can also take lots of commitment to make a significant number of invitations, so you must be prepared. If you are on a budget for your wedding, homemade invitations can often be a cheaper way to go.
You will have a large variety of choices when it comes to making your wedding invitations at home. You can make every invitation the same or create similar invitations, but personalize each one for your guest. Whichever way you decide to go, you will need a few basic supplies such as paper, envelopes, and stamps or decorative materials. Most people choose to use stamps for the words on the invitation; however, a few individuals prefer stickers. You might decide to use a combination of both. As for the paper you want to use, it can be found at most office supply stores or craft stores. You ought to choose a high-grade paper and simple decorations, or you could use a plain paper and embellish it with a variety of items.
As for the envelopes, you should probably use a high-grade envelope, so the invitation immediately stands out amongst a stack of other letters. You might also choose to use a postcard style invitation if you are opting for an informal style. Using letters could not only cut out the cost of the envelope but also decrease the amount of postage for each invitation. If you do use this style, you should keep in mind what your family or friends might think, as some people are very critical of invitations. When it comes to the style you should use to embellish your invitations; you should consider what your wedding theme will be. If you are having a fall wedding with lots of leaves and autumn colors, you might choose to use an invitation card in the shape of a leaf. However, for a winter wedding, you might want a snowflake with beautiful blue glitter.
The options are limitless when you choose to make your invitations. Consider the number of guests you will need invitations for and shop around; you can often find closeout specials on craft products. If you start planning your invitations early, you may be able to save significantly by buying an end of season craft items. For example, by leaf shape things a year in advance when the fall is over. You might also shop online to find low prices on craft supplies. You can also find pre-made kits for creating wedding invitations at home. Whatever you choose to do have fun and let your creative side shine through!