Planning Tips

Due to the Coronavirus, so many couples have had to reschedule their wedding. As a result, the invitations and other stationery you ordered may be totally irrelevant. And as budgets are often tight, it’s alright to turn to DIY! Here are the steps to create beautiful affordable wedding stationery when you’re in a pinch.

Use A Design Program

There are tons of free design programs out there, but our favorite is Canva. They have dozens of free templates and gorgeous designs. Start by browsing the template size that you need (such as invitations), and choose your favorite. From there you can customize fonts, swap out colors, and even switch up the elements. 

Pro tip: If you’re creating a suite of wedding stationery, you can easily use the same elements throughout. Simply make your master design, then create new documents with their appropriate dimensions. Go back to your master design and drag your cursor until all elements are selected. Then, copy and paste them into your other documents. You will probably have to resize and tweak some things, but you’ll end up with a cohesive look throughout all of your stationery!

Get Them Professionally Printed

While you can print your invitations at home, we recommend getting them professionally printed. This doesn’t have to be expensive, and can save you a world of hurt when it comes to painting headaches like running out of ink or a paper jam! You can order and pick up locally at a place like Staples, or order online from a company like Mpix or Vistaprint. (You can even print directly from Canva!)

Ultimately, we are all about supporting local wedding vendors and that goes for wedding stationery. However, we understand that these are unprecedented times and we want you to have all the tools you need to make your wedding perfect. (Even if it looks a little different than you originally thought!)