Create personalized wedding invitations

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When brides are going through the expensive ordeal of planning a wedding, budgets are often a huge factor when making all wedding decisions. There are so many tiny details involved with a wedding so things will add up very quickly. One way to save a few pennies is to make our own personalized wedding invitations.

You’ll need:

  • An online invitation template
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Fray check


  1. You’ll want to consider the theme of your wedding and the colors you would like to use for the invitations. Then you can begin browsing templates online that will match your wedding theme. Most of these templates will offer the ability to further customize, so you can change the font or the colors to match your personality and you wedding!
  2. Once you’ve found the right template and matched it to your wedding theme it’s time to pick out the cardstock and envelopes for the invitations. You can decide the thickness you want for the cardstock and the paper material (whether you want a metallic paper, matte, etc).
  3. If you’re going to need a large amount of invitations for your wedding, I would recommend going to a specialized store to have them printed. When searching for a local printing store, make sure that you can bring either a flash drive or a disk with your template saved. The best part about taking them to a printing shop is that they can also cut all of the invitations out for you.
  4. Once everything is printed and cut out, you can add a final personalization step by tying a ribbon of your color choice around the invitations. Once you’ve cut the pieces of ribbon to tie on the invitations you’ll want to use fray check on the ends to keep the ribbon from unraveling. (You may want to have some helpful bridesmaids come over for this step.)
  5. Once the ribbons are in place, it’s time to place them in their envelopes, address them and send them on their way!
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