Budget wedding invitations is one area where we can help, If you want simple, elegant inexpensive wedding invitations then how about going back to basics, in the past it was always customary for invitations to take the form of a postcard, so in this blog post I’m going to provide some ideas on how you can make some cheap wedding invites.
I’m going to use a white 6 inch square postcard Code WP9, a smaller chocolate brown postcard Code WP130 and a printable overlay, I use the overlay because many home printers just don’t seen up to the job of printing directly onto a postcard. At the bottom of this post you’ll find a download link for the overlay template which you can edit and change to suit your wedding invitation.
This is a very simple wedding invitation and takes no time at all to make, simply stick the chocolate brown postcard onto the white one, you’re already half way finished!
Now the difficult bit, printing your wedding invitation, this I find, is where most people have a problem and it tends to put them off going the DIY wedding invitation route, but wait! Don’t give it I’m about to show you how easy it is and I’ll provide you with the wedding invitation wording.
First, click here to download the overlay template, (Microsoft Word file) As most PC’s now come with Microsoft Word that’s the format I’ve used, start Word and load the template, edit it to your requirements, now you can print, however this is where most people have a problem as you’ll need to set a custom paper size, this is very simple to do but does vary from printer to printer. First, select to print your wedding invitation as you would normally.
The print dialog box will appear similar to the one below, find the Properties Button and click on it, the properties box will then open.
In the properties box click on the Paper Tab where you’ll be able to set a custom paper size of 114 x 114 mm or 11.4 CM square.
Once you’ve set the custom paper size close the dialog box and continue the print procedure as you normally would. You’re now ready to print your budget wedding invitations, all you then have to do is stick the printed part to the postcards and you’re all done!