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DO IT YOURSELF WEDDING INVITATIONS IDEAS
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Now that you’ve set a date and you
know where your wedding and reception is going to be held, its time
to start thinking about wedding invitations. There are several ways
to find wedding invitations – you can browse
online, order a variety of catalogues, check out
a stationary store, visit a private printer that does wedding
invitations, or go the do it yourself wedding invitation
Whatever method you use, while you’re looking, keep in mind that the wedding invitation will be the first indicator of what your wedding will be like. Meaning, that for a wedding guest, the wedding invitation is the first clue to what type of wedding they will be attending.
For example, if you’re having a
tropical destination wedding
barefoot on the beach in Fiji, you probably wouldn’t send out formal
engraved invitations because it doesn’t fit the mood of your
wedding. Be sure that the ones you choose speak to your
wedding style and communicate the level of formality your wedding
When you start shopping for wedding invitations, it’s easy to get confused with the printing lingo. Here’s a quick look at the types of printing options you may encounter:
This is the
most expensive and formal printing option.
Paper is stamped from the back by metal plates and the letters
rise up from the paper as they are printed.
press that heats ink, thermography also creates a raised-letter
effect similar to engraving, but the process is less expensive.
This is a
stamping die that is pressed against the paper and gives an
Also known as flat printing, this is the most widely used form of printing. This is where the letters are not raised at all (this would be the effect if you printed them at home.) One big plus of using this type of printing is that it allows you to use multiple colors of ink.
Also, don’t mistakenly send out your invitations too late or get stuck with a misprint on your wedding invitations.