Invitations. The first impression that your guests will receive of your wedding. With many wedding invitation vendors charging as much as $4-$5 per wedding invitation, it has become more common for brides to opt to design and create their own. You don't need expensive calligraphers or diamond-finish cardstock to make your invitations spectacular, but there are a few key guidelines that you should follow when it comes to DIYing your invites.
DIY Invitations - Dos & Donts
DON'T: Be sloppy.
The use of different sized fonts can be perfectly fine for your invite, but do it the right way. An array of text, sizes and colors will have your guests dizzy before they even realize exactly what they're being invited to. Be more orderly when compiling your words.
DO: Clean and simple can go a long way.
Simple use of color, clean lines, simple graphic, and proper alignment will give your invitation a more professional look. Think modern.
DON'T: Attempt for cheap laughs and corniness.
A wedding is a union between two people joining their lives together. Not a circus. Yea, just don't ever do what the couple did below.
DON'T: Pretending to be fictional characters instead.
No "Romeo & Juliet," "Bella & Edward," or "Elvis & Priscilla." Be yourselves.
DON'T: Adding too much and being too busy.
No need to put three pictures of you and your honey on the invite, one will do. Your entire invitation doesn't need to be covered with something. Like I said previously, think clean and simple.