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Do It Yourself Wedding Invitations

So, you've decided you want to make your own wedding invitations.  Most couples want their wedding invitations to be absolutely perfect.  For many people, when they think of do it yourself wedding invitations, the first thing that pops into their mind is something that looks as if its homemade.  However, you can create your own handmade wedding invitations without having them look cheap or homemade.  

Making your own invitations is a great way to get the customized, one-of-a-kind wedding invitation you really want without the cost involved with having it designed and made for you.  Also, making your own invitations is a good way to save a bit on your budget.  If you shop carefully, you can conceivably create beautiful wedding invitations for 100 guest for no more than $50.  You can even accomplish this without working up too much of a sweat.  

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Some people might think that making your own wedding invitations will be horribly time consuming and stressful.  The answer to this problem is to get some help. Enlist your family and your bridesmaids to help.  If you have enough people to create an assembly line, the process with go quickly and smoothly.  Really if you think about it, making your own invitations will probably not take any longer than researching wedding invitation vendors, picking out the perfect invitation and ordering the invitations.   You probably won't take any more time, and possibly less, to go to the craft store to pick out your specialty paper and any additional supplies.  You can also order all your supplies online and probably save even more time.  

If you are still worried about how long it will take, here are a few tips that can help to speed up the process:

  • Use blank cards to make your invitations.  Rather than using specialty paper and having to cut it, you can buy pre-cut cards and just shoot them through your printer.  Add embellishments like ribbon and you're done.
  • Use a local copy shop.  They can print your text onto your chosen paper and even cut and fold the invitations.  This is generally not too expensive and super fast.  
  • Purchase blank invitations or wedding invitation kits and print directly onto them.  These are generally very nice invitations and you can customize them with ribbons or other embellishments to make them your own. 
  • Use wedding invitation templates you find online.  Many are free and some you must pay for.  However, either way, you won't break the bank and it makes the process of creating your wedding invitations just a bit easier.  


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