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DIY Wedding Trends: Invitations, Cards and Photos

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To plan your wedding demands more than just finding a dress/suit, picking a location, and ordering a wedding cake. It usually takes months to prepare for your big day and along with the tiresome preparations come the overwhelming expenses related to an exceptional wedding.

Many couples still prefer majestic events that include hundreds of guests, while others prefer smaller celebrations with family and close friends. At the end of the day, your wedding day is all about you and those people closest to you.

Organizing Your Wedding
Organizing the big day successfully may require you to think creatively to stay within your tight budget. You do have a budget figure in mind, right? Nonetheless, staying within your preset budget does not mean that you cannot have your dream wedding. There are several ways to minimize expenses throughout while sustaining the feel and style you search for.

The Paper Wedding

You will come across a great number of resources that are available in order to help you create customized and yet, stylish stationery.

With stationery projects that entail at-home printing, you and your future spouse can cut down the unnecessary expenditure of costly printing fees and at the same time take control of the entire printing process. DIY templates are always at your fingertips and they can eventually turn any wedding planning into a more economical and special process. The following are several ideas that you can use:

Save-the-Date Cards ““ The first set of mail that you normally send to guests are the save-the-date cards. An informal wedding announcement (that is delivered approximately six to eight months before the wedding date) is a way to announce your engagement and to make sure that your guests mark the date to attend the big day. You can find a wide selection of templates and designs online, which makes it easier to print the cards from your printer. Martha Stewart, The Knot, and Evite websites are only a few examples of where you can find stunning save-the-date cards.

Wedding Invitation Cards ““ You normally post the invitation cards about six to eight weeks before your wedding day. This allows your guests sufficient time to clear their schedules and make travel arrangements. There are various ways to customize your invitations by using specific photos and colors. The best way to ensure that the invitation cards look exactly as you imagined them when they are posted is to create and print the cards at home.

Websites such as the Wedding Bee, Style Me Pretty, and Better Homes and Gardens have numerous unique invitation-card designs and styles. If you are looking for unique templates, be sure to visit Wedding Chicks or Love and Lavender websites for extraordinary ideas.

Thank You Cards ““ As soon as your wedding is over, it is time to send out the thank-you cards. These cards are sent out to thank your guests for joining you and your spouse in celebrating your special day, as well as for all the lovely wedding gifts. Whether you plan a small or big reception, printing these cards from home can certainly save money from your allocated budget, which can be used on other things that you may need, such as household items or your honeymoon!

Confetti Daydreams have a compilation of over 40 printable thank-you card ideas that you can download, customize and print at home. There are also articles and websites that provide several ideas on what you can write on the card to thank your guests.

This is a great idea, particularly if you are still overwhelmed by all the attention and are unable to compose a meaningful “Thank you”-note. Conducting meticulous research also allows you to find the right inkjet cartridges, photo, and font to use for your cards.