Whether you're looking to save money on your wedding invitations or simply love the idea of a DIY project, consider these pretty printable stationery suites.
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.
Lea Poppy of the Etsy shop Lady Poppy Designs, which created the printable wedding invitation to the left, advises couples to give themselves plenty of time if they choose to go this the printable route. "Be patient when printing at home, because sometimes the process can be complicated," she says.
We talked to Poppy, as well as some of the other finest online wedding stationers, to get examples of their prettiest options and tips for having an enjoyable print-at-home experience. Click through 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!Photo: Courtesy of Lady Poppy Designs on Etsy