As enjoyable as weddings are, planning them can be a massive headache. You will have to sort out a lot of things and spend a ton of cash.
To save some extra money and to give your wedding a more personalized touch, you can always print your wedding invitation cards. Here are some tips that can help you in printing your own wedding invitations just like a professional printer would do it:
While it’s cheaper to print your own wedding invitations, it doesn’t mean that you will get more time to do so. In fact, printing the cards on your own could take longer as you will also have to manage other things for your wedding. Thus, it’s always recommended that you start with the process early on.
Getting your wedding cards ready should be one of the first few tasks that you do. Before you get busy with organizing other aspects of the wedding, make sure that you at least have the design part sorted out and only the printing remains.
Manage Your Budget
Ink and paper costs are the main things that you should keep in mind when printing invitations at your home. The paper price would depend mainly upon the type of paper that you choose to print on. It is recommended that you use paper with at least 12 pt. Stock.
The thick paper will give your wedding invitations a more professional feel. These papers can be a bit costlier but it’ll be worth it. There is pretty much nothing you can do to reduce the ink costs. You can ensure that you make little or no mistakes while handling the printed cards to avoid having to print out more copies.
A major mistake people often make is to forget to give the card some drying time after being printed. This often leads to the card being damaged and the additional prints increase the cost of the process.
Get The Design Right
It will take you some time to get the design to match your taste. You should consider the overall atmosphere of the wedding and design the card accordingly. If you have a colour theme, make sure that the invitation card matches it. You must also keep in mind that you need to choose a wedding card template that is suitable for home printing.
While there is almost no restriction on the sort of design that you can print at home, you must consider the ink costs. If your card has a lot of color in it, you will need to spend much higher on the ink. It’s advisable that you have plenty of white space on the card and use lighter colors as the background to save ink.
Have The Right Equipment
Having a computer and a printer is essential to home printing your wedding invitation cards. Before you decide on the final design, you should print out a few samples to check if the computer and the printer are calibrated properly.
Often, the two devices have different calibrations and the color you see on the monitor could be slightly different than the final print-out. Adjust the settings of your devices to ensure that an exact copy of what is on your monitor is being printed out.
You must also try out different papers to figure out which among them delivers the best results. All of this could take a while but once you get all the equipment right, your wedding invitation card will come out looking amazing.
Prepare The Writing Material
It’s quite natural that between all this design frenzy, you might forget that what goes onto your wedding invites is as important as how it looks. Once you are done with the design, craft a message that you want to put onto your wedding invitation card.
Keep the wordings simple and polite. If your wedding has a particular theme, you can include words that reflect it. Once you are done, make sure that you have the message read by several pairs of eyes to ensure that there are no mistakes in it. Also, don’t forget to include the important details like the date, venue, and time for the big event.
These tips can help you in creating a beautiful wedding invitation card that will win the hearts of all the people who receive it!