Make your wedding invitations - our top 5 tips
Here's our guide to getting the best results!
1) Work out what you're going to do
Think about whether you're just going to be making invitations, or whether you'll also be doing menus, table plans, save the date cards and orders of service. Factor this into how long you're going to need to spend making them.
2) Be realistic
Consider the type of invites you want to make, and how easy they'll be to achieve. Cutting and sticking detailed designs might be fine for a smaller wedding, but you might struggle if you're making over 100 invitations!
3) Enlist talented friends
If you've got artistic friends or family, ask them if they'd consider doing some designs for you. You could then get the designs printed for a professional look. Even if they just design a logo or main image, you'll be able to use it across your stationery.
4) Keep it simple
Don't get carried away with elaborate ideas, and think about what you'll be able to do well. It's lovely for your invites to look handcrafted, but it's important that they look polished and that you're proud of the end result!
5) Shop around
Making your stationery is often seen as a budget option, but costs can add up if you start spending lots on materials. Do you research as to how much different printers charge, and look at lots of different places to buy papers and crafty bits.