We’re always harping on about the importance of personalising your wedding, so today we’ve decided to talk about how to personalise and print your own wedding invitations.
We know it’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about all the things you’re yet to organise for your wedding, but one thing that’s relatively easy to sort out is the wedding invitations. Some couples handcraft their invitations for a beautiful and authentic feel, but if you’re time poor, printing your invitations is a great, low-cost way to make personalised, unique and stunning wedding invitations.
We’re especially smitten with Vistaprint, as you can choose from a variety of templates on their website to base your design on. Of course your invitation style depends on your wedding style; is your wedding formal, religious or casual? Incorporate this into your design so that your guests will know what to expect. Printing your own wedding invitations gives a personal touch, and you have the control over the fonts, colours and images. When you’re selecting the paper, experiment with difference textures and thicknesses. Also, if you’re having your wedding at a well-known destination, include some images of the location in your sets.
When it comes to selecting a printing method, foil stamping, letter press, engraving, embossing and lithography are a few popular ways to have your invitations printed. You’ll also have to choose the paper: textured paper and envelopes are becoming quite a great way to showcase your wedding invitations. At the end of the day, remember that whatever the printing method you use, your invitations will look professional when printed by a reputable company.
When choosing your invitation colour scheme, remember that maintaining a consistent colour scheme is important. Choose colours and fonts that represent your personality and your wedding style. If you are having a traditional white wedding; silver, gold black and spiral designs work well. If your wedding is religious, incorporate religious symbols and images into your wedding invitations and use colours which are appropriate. A casual beach or garden wedding can experiment with flushes of pink and yellow, soft typeface, and pictures of seashells or flowers. If you want to further personalise your invitations, consider adding a second layer to your set.
If you’re not quite so crafty, the best option for designing your wedding invitations is to choose a template (or make your own) and have them printed when you’re done.
Oh how beautiful personalised invitations can be!
Vistaprint is offering One Stylish Bride readers up to 50% off all invitation products, which includes engagement party invitations, save-the-date cards, bridal shower invitations, wedding reception invitations and more. This means you can get all your invitations in same theme and have your suite of cards matching. What’s more, you’ll also receive 25% off the rest of the Vistaprint site.
Once on the Vistaprint site, just click the “Get Started” button and the discount should carry all the way to check out. To get your discount click here.
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