There is a great sense of achievement and personal touch when designing and creating your own wedding stationery. The full range of wedding invitations, place holders and thank you cards can all adopt the same theme throughout. This is something that the bride and groom can work on together as part of the wedding preparations. However, if you are thinking of creating your own invitations there are a few things to consider first;
Time – Make sure you allow plenty of time to create the invitations, from thinking of wording to designing the cards, deciding on colours and then including any personal touches onto the cards. There is nothing worse than rushing the invites and end up with glue marks and uneven cards and bits stuck together that should not be.
Similar Ideas – If you want to spend a lot of time and money on the wedding stationery, but the other person wants to keep it simple this could lead to design problems. If you confirm the budget first this will determine the designs and money to spend on the wedding stationery.
Workspace – If you are sticking ribbons, card and other small pieces together it is advisable to make sure that you have plenty of space to work and to let certain elements of the cards dry otherwise you will end up with everything stuck together.
Supplies – This is probably the most important element when it comes to DIY stationery, and especially wedding stationery like invitations or place card holders. It is important that if you have a theme with a certain colour ribbon or envelope, all the cards continue this theme. If a few have something different they may look out of place as the ribbon colour will not be the same. Make sure you work out the number of invitations for day and evening guests, place card holders needed etc and then work out the number of ribbons or cards you will need, allowing for some mistakes and extras.