As for cost, I’ve heard it suggested that wedding invitations and stationery should cost around 5% of the budget. It’s easy to get carried away and spend a lot of money here, you need to work out your budget, don’t spend it all one Save The Date cards!
For my daughters recent wedding I stepped up to help – well after all I got an A level in Art a long time ago 😉
My brilliant website designer Deon of Deon Design (click here) helped me create a “Beatlesque” monogram to go along with their theme and Amy found some wording that she liked and adapted.
There was a lot of printing, cutting, sticking and other crafting operations involved but we managed it … just! We were rejigging table plans the night before the wedding and I actually had to print a place name card I missed on the morning of the wedding.
My advice is basically that making your own invitations is not easy and will probably take more time than you think. Talk to a professional like Carol from Laurel Design and get an idea of what she would charge, if you think you’d like to “DIY” your wedding invitations and stationery make sure you’ve got plenty of help and think about taking Carol’s workshop.
Remember,if you’d like to find out more about how you can create a WOW Wedding, or have any questions, just drop me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org