Friday, July 25, 2014

DIY Wedding Invitation Tutorial

One of our cousins (Doris) is getting married in September, so Emily has been helping her come up with ideas. Doris is doing a rustic elegant wedding, and is trying to do as many things as she can DIY! Emily has been working on her invitations, the last couple of days. It took a little while to figure out because we probably did it the long way.

We started by writing the invitation out in Word using free fonts from different websites! She got almost all the free fonts from Dafonts. So, after Emily wrote the wording out how she liked ( in Word), she then went to PicMonkey. PicMonkey doesn't let you upload and edit PDF files, so don't make your word format in Word and then try to design it in PicMoney, because it won't work. If you decide to use PicMonkey they normally have a free week of Royal, which allows you to use all the cute stuff! Find all the extra designs that you want to add to your invitation, and one at a time add them to the white board and save them. Then, go to back to word, with your invitation open, and start adding your decorations.


 This is the final invitation



Emily went off of this invitation that she found on Pintrest.


 Start by having your invitation fully typed in Word.




Go to PicMonkey and pick which graphics you would like to use. Crop the graphic as much as you can, so the white doesn't show in Word. Then "save".


Do the same for all the other graphics.



Back in Word, click "insert", and then click the "picture" button.



"Insert" your graphic, and then right click. Scroll to "Wrap Text" and then "Behind Text". This way you can move the graphic without it getting in the way of the text.


Leave a 1/4 inch space on each of the edges, so nothing gets cut off when your print it out. When you have the look that you are going for, click "File" and then "Save As". Make sure you save the document as a "PDF File". You can do this by clicking the drop down menu titled "Save As Type". I had a hard time finding the PDF file after it was saved. You can save it in "Computer" to find it easier. If you don't save it as a PDF file, the invitation will not print clearly.


That's it! This is a great way to save money if you have a tight budget for your wedding.I will post the final print as soon as I can. If you have any questions I will be more than happy to answer them.

Cost of buying 150 invitations: $140- $200
Average cost of printing DIY: $60-$80 (depending on print shop)
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