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.
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
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
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
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