9 Steps To Perfect
Printable Wedding Invitations

Printable wedding invitations are a great option for you if you are creative and have some extra wedding planning time to dedicate to creating your own invitations.

Printing your own invitations can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a huge headache if you are not completely prepared. How do you know if you are prepared? Take a look at our checklist below.

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Here are 9 things you will need for printable wedding invitations:


Printing your own wedding invitations is going to take some time. If you do not think you will have enough time to put into creating your own wedding invitations, you may want to rethink your strategy.


You need a reliable computer. It should be able to handle the installation of any software you buy to help you with creating and printing your invitations.


To get high quality, professional looking invitations you need a good printer. If you don't have one, ask a friend if you can use theirs.

Having to buy a new printer will work against you if you are trying to save money. Also take into account the amount of ink it will take to print them.

Invitation Software

There are a few good software packages out there to help you with creating your own invitations. The software should help with not only the printing but also the design of your invitations, and it should also be easy to use.

The software should also help with printing envelopes and managing your address book. These features are important to help save time and money in the long run.

One example is from .

Fonts and Graphics

A slightly different approach is to use font and graphic software that gives you more flexibility and allows you to be more creative when designing your invitations. This type of software is better on the artistic, creative side, but may not be as easy to use as the invitation software mentioned above.

is an example of this type of software.


Visit local stationary and paper stores to find the desired stock you would like to use for your invitations. Remember to buy matching stock for thank you notes as well as envelopes.

Specialty paper stores will have the best variety. Just do a local search online or thumb through you phone book if you still have one. Other larger stores, like Target, will sometimes carry paper that you can use, however the selection won't be as good as a specialty store.

Ribbon and Accessories

To add a unique touch you may want to add ribbons or other accessories like crystals. Craft stores can be a good resource or websites offer ribbon like allow you to add a personalized touch to your invitations.

Envelopes and Thank You Notes

It is very important to thank your guests, so don't for get this step. Make sure you buy enough stock paper for matching thank you notes, and also make sure that the software you purchase can help with this.

Envelopes will need to be printed as well, or you can choose to hand write you notes in calligraphy.


Stamps are another expense that you will have to factor in for printable wedding invitations. Also, be aware that certain shapes of wedding invitations may require additional postage.