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Woo The Hearts of Guests With Elegant Wedding Invitations

Woo The Hearts of Guests With Elegant Wedding InvitationsThese days more and more thought is given on the presentation of the wedding invitations by couples. Beautiful and elegant wedding invitations give the guests an overall impression on how the wedding will be. The elegant invitations need to be purchased with a lot of consideration and factors such as the layout, fonts, size and many more.

You may come across many online stores that sell these luxury wedding invitations. Many of these invitations also come with designer styles and elegant fonts that present the wordings on the main invites in a sophisticated manner to the guests. The wordings on such invitations can also be written in gold or silver colors or print giving them a more enriched look.

If you wish to order custom wedding invitations, you can do so by ordering them from professional companies that deal in invitations for wedding. These companies have special printers that can easily make the task of printing easier for you and offer these services at reasonable rates. If you plan on making bulk invitations, then they might even offer you a discount. » Read more: Woo The Hearts of Guests With Elegant Wedding Invitations

Practical But Elegant Wedding Invitations

There are several ways to procure wedding invitations on a budget. With a little careful thought you can take advantage of several newer technologies available today that were not even in place as little as five years ago.

If you know someone who has the ability to produce a single calligraphic piece, it is possible to then take the calligraphic invitation to a copy producing store like Kinko’s where copies on a high quality paper stock can be made. The cost of photocopied reproductions is usually less than printed invitations done through a printer. You have the added advantage of not having to have a set number of invitations printed, and can always have additional ones made should the need arise, no matter what the number (i.e. 181 vs. 200 from a required figure from a printer).

In a similar manner, an invitation can be produced on the printer of a home computer using any number of programs set up to do greeting cards and taken to a copy shop for duplication. Unless you are running off 25 invitations or less, it is not recommended to run the batch by yourself on a home printer. The cost of printer cartridges could be significantly higher than what it would cost to run the invitations on a per cost basis, when the cost of a special stock for the prints is figured in.

An additional source of savings available creating your own wedding invitations is the savings you can make by folding your own cards to be mailed out. Any specialized operation like folding the cards that you can perform at home will result in additional savings off the price of the printing. Additional savings can be obtained by having the response cards created in the same way. Instead of having a return address printed on the envelopes of the response cards which can require special handling to make sure they feed correctly through a printing press or copier, you can use address labels instead. » Read more: Practical But Elegant Wedding Invitations

Five Tips for Making Professional Looking Wedding Invitations

Okay, your wedding is approaching. You need invitations. You want to make professional looking wedding invitations. Where do you start?

Here are five tips that will help you make professional looking wedding annoncements.

  1. Use a quality printer. An Epson printer uses a water proof ink. This can really make a difference in how professional your invitations will look. Ever see an ink jet printed sheet get wet. If it wasn’t printed on an Epson printer it will bleed and look bad!
  2. Use nice card stock. You don’t need fancy paper. Adding your own touches to plain card stock will make nice invitations. There is no limit to what you can do to plain card stock. A 67# white card stock will work for almost all your invitations. You can also use a 90# card stock. Experiment.
  3. Use a nice font. Something that is flowing but easy to read. I love fonts. I have used Park Avenue, Hancock, Brush script and numerous others. The important think is to be consistent. Use the same font on all your items. The invitation, the RSVP, the return envelope and the reception cards should all match. I even custom address the envelopes to match. I can tell you everyone loves these. You invitations will look professional with this tip.
  4. Add a nice wedding clip art. Use just a simple wedding invitation clip art. This can be a fun, simple or decorative touch. By centering your type and clip art you will get a professional look also.
  5. Be neat. Have all items match. Put the RSVP card under the flap of the return envelope.Put everything in neatly and address the envelopes to match.

You can make professional looking wedding announcements. It isn’t difficult. Make sure that your invitations will only have one stamp on the outside. Either make sure the weight and size will work for one first class stamp, or get another stamp.

Add the stamp for the RSVP and leave some white space. Neatness will show professionalism. » Read more: Five Tips for Making Professional Looking Wedding Invitations