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The Advantages of DIY Wedding Invitations

Oct 12, 2007
When a couple is planning for the wedding invitation, they will most probably think of hiring a printing company to print them out. In fact, you can have other options if you do not want the standard printing invitations. One of these choices is certainly DIY wedding cards.

In fact, there are lots of advantages for DIY wedding cards. The number one advantage is certainly the cost. This is especially true if you will only want twenty to thirty cards. Unless you are going to buy ready to use blank cards and write the contents onto the cards yourself, ordering invitations in such a small quantity will certainly cost you a fortune. The unit price can be as high as fifteen to twenty US dollars. However, the cost will only be a fraction of it if you are going to adopt the idea of DIY. Even if you are going to hold a large wedding and you will need three hundred invitations, DIY cards should still be a cheaper option. Unless you are going to print a few thousand cards, the cost of DIY cards should be cheaper than mass production by a printing company.

Besides, you will have more choices for your cards. Of course you can have your own unique design if you are going to hire a designer to help you to design and coordinate the printing. However, if you are only planning to hire a printing company to print the cards, you will be limited to the standard choices and options. For a DIY card, you will virtually have unlimited options. You can even make every card unique if you want. And this cannot be accomplished if you are going for the idea of mass production. Of course the cost will go up a little bit if you are really going to make every card unique since you cannot buy the materials in bulk.

You can also test a lot of different solutions and designs for your wedding invitation if you are going to do it yourself. You can nearly say the sky is the limit. For sure you will still have some limit such as the supplies of materials and budget. However, there will be enough room for you to create the most unique or even the craziest wedding invitation in the world.

Although you may use your printer at home to print the cards, most probably there are parts you will need to make by your hand. Since these parts of the wedding invitations are hand-made works. Additional human touch can be added to the design. Besides, since it is a card made by you, you will certainly have additional satisfactions when you see the finished cards. Your guests will also be amazed by what you have done.

If you can afford the time to do so, I will still suggest you to make the wedding invitation yourself. Even if you are going to hire a designer to do the wedding invitation design for you, you can still discuss with the designer how the design can be enhanced by adding hand-made elements into the design. Then you can do the hand-made part yourself. You will find the wedding invitation a lot more unique.
About the Author
Jerry Leung is a wedding invitation designer with great interest in Chinese Style Wedding cards. He Designs a lot of Double Happiness Wedding Invitations. He runs a Wedding Blog about wedding tips and also runs a Wedding Vendor Directory by countries.
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