When Christy decided to say 'I Do' with her high-school sweetheart Brad, they both didn't want anything too fancy! No ice sculptures, no million-dollar venue or gourmet menu- just a small simple wedding! They even made the invitations at home. Most of the RSVP responses mentioned how lovely it was to see the old-fashioned handmade wedding invitations!
Here are the things you need to consider while making your own wedding invitations. First of all you need to decide how you want them to be- simple cards, accessorized cards, or out-of-the-box invitations.
Card Shapes and Envelopes
Wedding cards can be of any shape that you want. Although traditionally used shapes like rectangle and square might seem conventional and elegant, the couples that want an element of innovation in their wedding cards can try those cards shaped as a wedding cake, the bride and groom silhouette, or even wedding bells.
You might also add on the card the 'directions to the venue' in the form of a small map. An extra card for the guests to respond back and confirm their presence (RSVP) should also be included. Avoid stuffing too much content into a small space otherwise the invitation looks cluttered.
Printed Text or Calligraphy
As for the writing part of the invitations, you can use conventional screen-printing techniques or use the good old computer for printing out the content as it brings uniformity to the font making the invitations look elegant. If you or anyone you know are well versed with the art of calligraphy, you can have the content hand-written.