Nothing personalizes a wedding more than something that is handmade. A personalized, intimate wedding is every couple’s dream and you can take this a step further by creating your own personalized invitation cards for your wedding. Unlike pre-packaged sponsor’s gifts or wedding giveaways, invites for a wedding are easy to make and you as a couple can pool your efforts to create invitations that truly reflect your style.
Why Handmade and Crafty Wedding Invitations are Ideal
Homemade or handmade invites are personal, intimate, and a great way to put your personal stamp as a couple into your wedding. They are also more affordable and can help you save precious dollars, which you can put to use somewhere else. Handmade wedding invitation cards are not only cost effective, they are a great way to recycle. Now for most couples, recycling in the midst of wedding preparations may not be foremost on their minds, but if you and your significant other view recycling and up cycling as part of your lifestyle, opting for handmade invites rather than impractical $30 cards is the right choice. You can create a handcrafted invite using a pattern you can download online, using pretty paper in the color of your wedding motif, vellum, ribbons, and envelopes. All these put together would not even cost you as much as one expensive branded wedding invitation, which guests will no longer have any use for after your ceremony, no matter how beautiful it is, is over.
When to Opt for Handmade Wedding Invites
Bear in mind that creative wedding invites are not for every couple. There are those who simply do not have a creative or crafty bone in their body, or those who do not have the patience to practice their artistic skills especially at a time like this. A large wedding with up to 200 guests is also not an event where you would want your creative abilities put to the test, especially since you have other things aside from the invites to worry about. A bride who wants something more elegant and professional should rethink if a homemade, crafty invite fits the overall style of the wedding she has in mind.
However, when you do decide to have homemade invitations for your wedding, you have numerous options to choose from. Handmade does not have to mean cheap and tacky. There are various ways to maintain that stylish vibe that you want for your wedding while going for handmade details as well. You can purchase the materials yourself but you can also get the help of a professional artist or a stationer to help you with the writing. You can also buy custom recycled paper designed specifically for use as wedding invitations. These are available in most craft stores.