Many people are now choosing to make their own wedding invitations. This allows for more creative control and they can spend less money. However, making your own invitations will take time and not everyone has this. Here are some considerations that you need to make before you sit down and start cutting out shapes.
What Type of Invite Do You Want?
Not all wedding invitations can be made by yourself to the highest quality. For example, if you choose to have magnet invitations, you will need to find a company that is able to create or supply the magnets for you. There are many designs that can be made by yourself but you have to question yourself whether they will look great and have people talking about them for the right reasons.
Sometimes, it is better to have a company make them for you. This doesn’t mean that the invitations have to cost a lot or that you have to lose out on creative control. The companies often have templates that you can work around; often online so you can see the product before it is bought and printed. There are many companies now offering to make invitations at a small rate and suitable for different budgets.
How Much Time Do You Have?
Think about the time leading up to the wedding and the time that you have available to spend making the invitations. Not everyone will be able to make hundreds of wedding invitations after work, especially if they have studying for university, children or other commitments. The last thing you want is to make your invitations quickly and they look rushed.
There is nothing wrong with having a professional company do all the hard work for you. They may cost more than doing it yourself but it is worth it when they look high in quality and are created in time for you to send them out to your guests. There is no need to feel the pressure of having to quickly make the invites and make them look like they are rushed.
Do You Have the Creative Skills?
Not everyone has the creative skills to make their own wedding invitations. There is nothing wrong with that. You may have the idea but have no idea how to put that to paper. If you try to do it and settle for mediocre work, you will never be happy with your wedding invitations.
There are plenty of freelancers and companies offering their skills for a reasonable price and there is bound to be someone willing to create something within your budget. You can give the details of the design and work with the professionals to create something that you and your partner are happy with. This is a great way to include your wedding theme in a subtle way and avoid something unnecessary to overtake the page.
Do You Want Traditional or Fun?
The majority of handmade wedding invitations are fun to make but can lack the creative skills. It is easy to use traditional methods of a block color as a background with the writing printed on a white sheet, stuck on top. However, there are plenty of people available to help create something fun and interesting, which could match your own style and wording easily.
You do not need to suffer the rush of trying to make your own invitations. While there are benefits of making something unique and personal, you may not have the time or creative skills. Consider hiring someone to help you so that you can concentrate on other important areas of your big day.
This guest post was written by lynn collins, a creative specialist. She enjoys making all types of projects for her clients, including caricatures, posters and custom wedding invitations for someone’s big day.