DIY Wedding Invitations

Many people who are looking to save money are turning to DIY wedding invitations. In other words, they want those "do it yourself" wedding invitations that allow you to do all of the printing and design work themselves. Is this a good thing? As you start to plan for your wedding, you may be shocked that some locations charge several thousand dollars for the printing and the purchasing of wedding invites. It may not seem like a good thing at all. But, if you want to cut costs, you should be careful about the type of invites you purchase and about the printing you can do.

Should You Print At Home?

Creme and gold ribbon wedding cake.

In many cases, homes and even offices have better printers than ever. The cost of top quality printers has fallen so much so that many homes do have good quality printers in them. If your home is one of those, you can choose this type of invitation and still have a great looking item. If not, you will want to track down a printer that you can work with at a discounted price.

Next, consider a few more things about these invites. For example, do you have a software program that will help you with the design and printing of them? Do you have any type of experience with designing on the computer or would you like to purchase predesigned invitations that you can simply add wording too?

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Blue aqua wedding cake.

Do you have time to do this type of work for yourself? Most of the time DIY wedding invitations come blank and nowhere near put together. You will need to take it upon yourself to get them designed, printed properly and even collated and mailed out. This will take some time to get done.

Still, when it comes down to it, purchasing blank invites and using them can be one of the best ways to save money. DIY wedding invitations are a great costs savings tool, too. You may save half the price or more by going with these invitations over the other types on the market or through printers.

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