How to Create Your Own Wedding Invitations How to Create Your Own Wedding Invitations

What You'll Need
Construction Paper
Computer
Software for Creating Wedding Invitations
Laserjet Printer (Color Printer Preferable)
Wedding Guest List
Postage
Envelopes
Scissors
Ribbon

You can create your own wedding invitations, inviting your friends and family to celebrate your special occasion. Making your own wedding invitations can help you defray some of the costs of your wedding and also personalize the event. Creating your own wedding invitations is easy to accomplish and provides you with a way to connect personally with your invited wedding guests.

Step 1: Select Paper and Envelopes for Your Invitations

A paper crafts store or other specialty store that sells arts and crafts supplies is the perfect place to go to find paper and envelopes for creating your wedding invitations. Talk to the store clerk, explaining your need for a fancy but economical paper and envelope set that you want for your wedding invitations. Let the clerk know what your budget is for the paper and envelopes in order to get the right paper for your needs at a cost that you can afford.

Be sure that the paper that you purchase can fit in a laser printer in order to print out the invitations.

Step 2: Purchase Stamps

Go to the post office and ask for specially designed wedding stamps for your invitations and return requests. The U.S. Postal Service has several designs available for you to select from and will be appropriate for your wedding invitations.

Step 3: Create or Select Wedding Invitation Design

The easiest way to create your own wedding invitation is to use a software program that has invitation templates available for you. The software will provide pre-designed invitations as well as those that can be customized by you to reflect the theme or nature of the wedding that you plan on having. Take some time to look over the different designs to get an idea of what works best for your wedding before designing your own.

Step 4: Add Names from Your Wedding List and Print

Many of the programs available for designing wedding invitations allow you to merge names from files that you have available on your computer. If this is not the case, you will need to key in the names of your guests so that the invitations can be addressed specifically to them. Print the invitations in order to get them ready for mailing.

You may try adding a more personal touch by learning calligraphy and hand writing the names of the guests into the wedding invitations. You can also affix ribbon to the invitations after printing them to make them look fancy.

Step 5: Assemble the Invitations and R.S.V.P. Reply Envelopes

Once you have printed all of the envelopes, begin assembly by folding the invitations and placing them in the pre-addressed envelopes (also printed on the computer) with the R.S.V.P. request and return reply envelope. Affix stamps on the return reply envelopes and mailing envelope containing the invitation. This completes the process of creating your wedding invitations.

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