Handmade Wedding Invitations

Handmade wedding invitations can be a good option for some individuals. There are several things to keep in mind if you are planning to go down this road, though. Before you invest in anything and before you make the decision, keep in mind the work and time commitment you will need to make. There are also several levels of handmade to consider. For example, you may be interested in making everything from the paper on up by hand. Other times, you want to just do the handwriting of the invitations and want to buy premade invites.

Before You Buy

Before you buy handmade wedding invitations, there are several things you need to remember.

Are They Appropriate?

There are some situations in which handmade wedding invitations are not going to be appropriate. For example, if you are having a very formal event, this is not going to be an appropriate invite to the event. People take their cue on how to dress and what to expect from the invite.

Creme and gold ribbon wedding cake.

Is Handwriting Okay?

It is really rare that handwriting is okay on an invitation. The fact is, this is too informal unless you are having your reception in the backyard. You want to think of the invitation as a small gift you are giving to those important enough to come to your special day.

Creating Your Own?

For those who are considering creating their own wedding invitations, there are some things to think about. For example, the time investment can be quite intense and with all of the other wedding planning you need to do, this may not be feasible.

bride and groom at wedding.

Can You Do It Yourself?

Blue aqua wedding cake.

One of the best ways to create your own handmade wedding invitations is to use software to create them for you and then to have them printed on a quality printer using quality paper. This way, you have something that is quite impressive and still designed by you! There are many ways for you to make handmade invitations without having to take away from an already busy time in your life. Be creative but take advantage of these opportunities.

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