When planning a wedding, many couples look at the list of needed services and decide which ones will be hired and which will be DIY. It is common to want to make your wedding invites. Utilizing a free wedding invitation is a popular choice for many couples on a budget. It is not difficult to learn how to DIY wedding invites. Whether you’re editing an Etsy template, designing something in Canva, or spending time in Adobe, there are some things to consider. You’ll hit a bump or two unless you’re a professional designer. Here is a list of common mistakes that can be made if you choose to do it yourself.
Mistake 1: Not planning enough time to make your wedding invites.
It would help if you tapped into a project management mindset. Designing and assembling a free wedding invitation can be a tedious process. Apart from the creative work, there is significant time spent on grammar and classical invitation etiquette. Even if you go modern and authentic, editing and checking for crucial information is important. Before you print or assemble the invitations, you must proofread them carefully for spelling and grammar mistakes. Having someone else proofread them is also a good idea, as a fresh set of eyes can often catch errors you might have missed. When it comes to assembling, make a plan of what steps are required and plan a date to do it. The envelopes don’t stuff themselves! If you wait until the last minute, you may feel rushed and stressed, leading to mistakes. Which can lead to more editing, and the cycle continues.
Mistake 2: Not following a budget when you decide to make your wedding invites.
If you had unlimited funds, you would pay someone. Instead, you’re searching the web and looking up information on “how to make my wedding invitations” or “wedding invitation ideas.” It’s easy to get carried away when creating DIY wedding invitations, especially if you have a lot of ideas. However, it’s essential to follow a budget to avoid overspending. Pinterest is full of wedding invitation ideas, but you and your future spouse should be realistic about printing and postage costs. Just because you chose the DIY route doesn’t mean the production cost is free. One more pro-tip on this, order a small stack of extras, that way, you don’t have to rush shipping or order an expensive small quantity when you realize you forgot Aunt Bessy’s second cousin.
Mistake 3: Not thinking about how to make your wedding invitations stand out.
In that chapter of life where everyone you know is getting married. Something as simple as paper and printing can determine whether your invite gets added to the family fridge. The paper and printing method you choose can significantly impact your invitations’ overall look and feel. Make sure to choose high-quality paper and a printing method that fits your style and budget. This is not the type of project you complete on your WFH printer. It doesn’t have to look like you wanted to make your wedding invites. Spend time choosing quality products for print, and then let your invitation reflect your vibe or style.
You can do this!
Keeping these three things in mind, making your wedding invites can be a fun project and a way to add your touch to the process. With proper planning, it is not hard to learn to DIY wedding invites. You may be surprised at how fun it can be! This can also be an opportunity to invite your bridal party or family into the process. Create three templates and let them vote. Who doesn’t love a poll? It will also boost their excitement about the big day. Now it is time to get creative!
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