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Wedding Invitations - Make Your Own Or Get Professional Wedding Invitations?

Jul 18, 2008
Recent research has found that the average wedding costs in the region of $20,000. This is a substantial sum, and has made more and more people to look for ways to save some money in the process. Luckily wedding invitations are one of those ways were you can make a saving.

The question really comes - to make your own wedding invitations and create something with your own wedding invitation wording. Though it may seem hard, it is not that difficult. However, there are a few things to consider.

If you are not creative, then another option is to get the wedding invitations made by someone professionally. There are obvious benefits to both. One thing to consider whether making it yourself or getting the wedding invitations professionally made is the style you want.

Wedding invitations come in various styles. Here is a list of some of the styles of wedding invitations, and they can be useful, not just if you are making them yourself, but also if you are looking to get the invitations for the wedding from a professional company:
* Bow Tied - looks pretty, and traditional.
* Pocket Style - Small, and fits in the pocket. Also can add a map for your guests!
* Fancy Folds - These can really be creative or they can be as simple as a few folds, similar to a menu.
* Jacket Style - This is the envelope and letter style. A card like a jacket holds the actual invitation.
* Skinny - More height than width. This is a popular contemporary design.

If you are planning to make the wedding invitations yourself, then you will need to decide which design you want, and then set about looking for a crafts shop that supplies those parts. Some wedding supplies retailers may even have some items that maybe useful for making your own invitations.

If you are planning to pay and get the wedding invitations made up, then it is a good idea to look at some samples of what they have. If buying online, this can be easy as you can look at the pictures on the websites. The designs generally will fall into the above categories.

An area that people can get stuck on is with the wedding invitation wording. For creative people, this can be easy, but for many it can be something we can get stuck on. After all, first impressions count!

A good idea is to look around, perhaps look at existing wedding invitations you have received in the past, and consider your own style. Most people get a company to make up the invitations as it is easier, and doesn't require the risk.

Making your own wedding invitations is becoming much easier today. There are many places that you can buy card from, and craft shops sell all different items which can be useful to create a unique wedding invitation, while saving a lot of money.

A good idea, if you decide to make your own wedding invitations, is to make up 1 or 2 and see how they come out, before deciding to make up several hundred, right off the bat! This way, if you don't like something, you can change it before having to go through making a whole set again.
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