While letterpress wedding invitations and hand-lettered save-the-date cards are undeniably elegant, expensive invitation suites can quickly eat up the bulk of your wedding budget. Instead, tech-savvy couples are embracing the semi-DIY route by printing their own wedding invitations at home. That's right. At home.
Some of our favorite fine stationers, paper companies and independent printers have begun making printable wedding invites available online. For a fraction of the cost, couples can customize their own wedding invitation, or alter a pre-designed temple, and then purchase a downloadable PDF, which they can then decide to print at home or hand off to a trusted print shop.
While some couples go the print-at-home route to save money—purchasing card stock or paper already drives down the cost that professionally printed stationery incurs—others simply want to DIY their whole wedding. Still others might envision the wedding invitation of their dreams but can't find it anywhere near them and the Internet becomes their best friend.
We talked with some of the finest online wedding stationers to get their tips for having an enjoyable print-at-home experience. Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to print your wedding invitations at home, plus invaluable tips and tricks for how to make your at-home invites look amazing!