Looking around different websites and retailers, I figured I would cut some cost by making my own wedding invitations. Thankfully, after miserably attempting to rig up a template in Photoshop, a graphic designer friend of mine enlisted her help to make me some gorgeous invites (okay, so I asked her...). All I had to do was tweak the design and print it out onto card stock.
- Pack of card stock (8.5 in x 11 in) - ivory
- Matching colored envelopes (5.5 in x 7.5 in) - ivory
- Photo corners - silver
- Accent colored card stock 12 in x 12 in - shimmering dark silver
- After you've settled on a template for your invites, scale the image to 4 in x 6 in frame.
- Print 2 per page.
- Then cut out each invite with a paper cutter.
- Cut accent colored card stock slightly larger than the invites as to allow for border.
- Attach invite to accent paper using photo corners.
Alternatively, if you don't add the accent colored card stock you can print the invites at a 5 in x 7 in frame and cut to size, these will fit perfectly into the 5.5 in x 7.5 in envelopes and you don't need to use the photo corners.
Also, adding a stamp onto the back of the envelope furthers the personalization you are creating, but an optional step I opted to do.
Traditionally, RSVP are mailed back to report attendance. However, we are choosing to have our guest respond back on our wedding website or calling us to cut down on the cost of postage and wasting paper! This was a brilliant recommendation from one of my bridesmaids, Caitlin!
RSVP Cards & Registry Cards
- Print out 4 per page at 3 in x 5 in
- Cut off the excess paper with paper cutter.
I created these in a similar format and text to match the invites. Again, I opted to accent the RSVP cards with the alternate colored card stock and photo corners to tie the set together.
The United States Post Office has a limited range of wedding stamps, but at least what is offered is cute! We used the 66 cent stamps for 2 oz, but I think all in all this weighed in under 1 oz so we could have saved a bit using the cheaper stamps if we weighed before buying the stamps!
I hope you found this informative and inspirational!