If you’ve creativity and vision, there’s no reason you can’t make the best invitations yourself. Apart from saving money, you get to add a personal touch. Hand-crafted invites will allow you to put as much information as desired. Here’s a process you can follow to make the best DIY invitations.

Step 1: Design and Template

The first thing you would need is a design for the theme. If you’re good with designing through softwares, you can use InDesign, or any other software you’re familiar with. However, avoid using Microsoft Word. The best invitation is going to require a modern design. The modern design focuses more on the content, and there’s a lot of white space. Consider adding some photos as well.

If you can’t use design softwares, custom designs are available for different themes on websites like www.invitationbox.com. For the template, you can go for a single paper or a folding card. For the size, you can choose 5 by 7 inches, 4.1 by 5.25 inches or 4 by 9 inches.

Step 2: Content

The best invitation would require the best content. You should include all the information relevant to the event. Don’t miss out any details like the people involved, location, time and the theme of the event. The content should complement the design, and should be easy to read. The wording should express your personality and display good etiquette.

Step 3: Images

No matter what the theme is, the best location to place images would be at the front of a single card or a folded card stock. If you’re going to go with multiple images, avoid overlapping by gluing them. The front can be covered so the glue can easily dry. The images should be arranged in a way they complement the color of the theme.

Step 4: Envelopes

For the ultimate DIY touch, make envelopes yourself. The size is going to depend on the measurements of the invitation card. You can place the card at a flat table and use a pencil to trace. You can add a personal touch on the seal to reflect the theme of the event. An elegant seal can be created with the use of wax.

Step 5: Printing

Printing should be done with care and a thick paper should be selected for making your invitation stand out from standard designs. If you’ve decided to go with a two-sided invitation, make sure the ink isn’t flowing to the other side. The alignment should be proper as well. Before using the paper picked for printing, carry out few experiments with cheap paper.

After the process is complete, you’re DIY invitations would be ready for distribution. Give them out yourself wherever possible, and print the address on the envelope if a postal service is required.
Thanks for sharing! These are very pretty!

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