The invite

Planning and preparing for a wedding can cost a fortune, so if the budgets tight, it’s a good idea to look around at areas you can save.

You can save a significant amount by using do-it-yourself wedding decorations, which can make a real impact at the reception. You can also make your own invitations to add an even more personal touch.

There are many ways to create your own invitations, but one of the easiest is to purchase a do-it-yourself wedding invitation kit from a stationery store or craft shop. These usually incorporate professional artwork, but allow you to add your own information and design touches using online templates. With a little creative ability and the right tools and materials you can create a skilled looking wedding invitation that guests will love.

A computer makes the task much easier some graphics programmes allow you to design personalised professional looking invitations. You will need a good printer and good quality paper.

Think about your wedding theme it will help you decide on your design, colour and style to use, next is the wording which can be formal or informal depending on your theme.

If you want to have invitations done professionally at a printers, get quotes first and ask to see examples of their work