Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Monday, June 7, 2010

DIY: Free Wedding Invitation Kit

I continue to be astounded by the generosity of folks on the internet. Seriously.

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about free downloadable invitations, and now I'm here to share another amazing resource, this time from Eleanor, a kindred spirit.

Eleanor is American and her husband is German. They live in Munich and had a civil ceremony there last fall. This August, they will have a wedding ceremony in her parents' backyard in California. Divine!

She's developed awesome paper goods that she's sharing with all of us. She says:
It’s a vintage black and white, download and print wedding kit. The kit includes templates for a wedding invitation, save the date, response card, table numbers, menus, programs, place cards, a seating list and a thank you card. It’s everything one would need for a wedding, and looks great even if printed from an ancient black and white printer on office-depot white card stock. All the templates are in Adobe PDF format with editable text fields. All one needs to do is open the file, overwrite the text with their personal information, print and cut.
You can download everything here and you can read some directions here.

Thank you so much for sharing with us, Eleanor!

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E. said...

We DIY'd our invites using a printable template (we bought ours from Printable Press) and it turned out to be really easy. One thing I really recommend to anyone doing DIY invites is to NOT print them on your home printer. We got ours printed at Staples for $30, which is half of what the ink for my printer costs (and we would have gone through two cartridges.)
Another thing people should know is that DIY invites can look just as classy as any that you would pay more for - the trick is in the paper. We ordered (recycled!) linen paper from www.paperandmore.com and it gives our invites a totally classy look and makes them seem professional. They really don't even look DIY.

Fiorella said...

I wanted to tell you, that as a wedding professional for the last 15 years, it is my observation that couples that have the perpective you do tend to have happier marriages and less of the "wedding letdown" so many couples get. Brides with the attitude "It's MY day" who overindulge in expenses they can't afford are too focussed on the party and not enough on the union.
I found you through "Standby...Go!" and I'll be checking in on you from time to time!

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