how to make a diy wedding invitation not look cheap?

by DIY wedding planner on May 3, 2012


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this is the invitation kit I bought for my wedding.

http://www.invitationpaper.com/star.html

I needed to buy them without the printing because i needed half spanish and half english and it was getting difficult finding a company that would do bilingual invitations.
My plans were to have a store like staples, kinkos or office max have them print them for me but i called these stores and they said that because they are 5X5 they can’t print on them. I have decided that the best way to do it is do it myself at home with my printer.
I’m trying to find a nice font that will make the invitation look more elegant.
what else can i do to make the invitation look good?
thanks in advance.

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americanfilm May 3, 2012 at 5:33 am

A good font is Porcelain, just make sure it’s legible! (Nice invitations)

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nova_queen_28 May 3, 2012 at 6:00 am

I like the font “monotype corsiva” which is usually available in word. “lucida handwriting” might be nice as well, but a little more casual.

As for dressing it up – I don’t think it is necessary for your chosen invite.

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chris rd May 3, 2012 at 6:49 am

will get a computer program that does them and get some fancey paper, or just pay me to make 1 on the pc with the programs i have than i can send it to you as a pdf or a nother kind of file and u can have it printed up my priceing is good and i use some programs the pros use so if u would u like be to make them for u for a little fee just send me an email

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Mathie May 3, 2012 at 7:25 am

I used Monotype Corsiva for my invitation font… at least I believe that’s what it was called. I made my own as well. I got a rubber stamp of a bride and groom. I would look at getting some rubber stamps and ink at a craft store or some scrapbooking stickers or supplies. I scrapbook and those kind of supplies can help give something look creative and pretty.

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The Wedding Planner May 3, 2012 at 7:58 am

I’m not sure if it’s in your budget, but you can look at prices for a calligraphy artist? If not, try playing around with different colors of ink, maybe a nice border or stamps!

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