Designing Wedding Invitations |

We all know by now that weddings are costly – the venue, the food, the dress, the alcohol – it can really eat up a big chunk out of your saving. Thus, a lot of younger couples are opting for the DIY route, where they try to complete as much as they can on their own. Believe me when I say that doing a little bit here and a little there by yourself can really add up to a lot of money saving.

One of the ways to save some money for your big day is with wedding invitation. Instead of hiring a graphic designer or company, why not actually design your own invitations? Yes, it can be scary like not knowing what font to use or what style to go for. In this article, I’ll be giving you 3 simple tips on for creating designer wedding invitations. So grab a coffee (or tea) and read on!

1. Pick a Style
Every invitation, every wedding, has a certain style. Thus, I would always suggest staying true to your particular style for the wedding, especially if you have a theme. This is a great way to let your guests get a better idea of what to expect for your wedding as well. A lot of top wedding websites would suggest to go for a timeless style. However, I personally love mixing different styles to create something more rare. For example, you can start out traditional, and add a pinch of art deco or with a pop of colour. A touch of gold can really stand out on a red invitation.

2. Using Photography to Make it Unique
Not a lot of people consider using photography on their wedding invitations and I personally think that’s such a surprise. Most wedding invitation designs tend to be more focused on the type and illustration instead. Photos are so easy to incorporate into the layout, whether it’s on the top or the centre of the invitation it can give a more modern and fresh look. If you don’t want to reuse your engagement photos, a simple tripod and a self timer can do the trick. It doesn’t have to be very elaborate. You can always browse to get more inspirations.

3. Make it Personal
Lastly, you have to remember both of your personal tastes. Every couple is no doubt unique in their own ways. Therefore, finding that little sparkle and adding it into the invitations can make for a more personal touch. It doesn’t have to be something elaborate but it can be as small as a little image. You can even design to go for different colour envelopes if you want to. Basic Invite’s customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened.