Vintage Wedding Invitations DIY

 - by Yvonnechock

Red, black, and white are hot colors for a 1920s wedding. Do-it-yourself wedding invitations are not only unique, they can be fun to make and save you money. When you use your computer, they’re easy.

The biggest amount of time is in setting up the cards, envelopes, and RSVPs. Start to finish, one card and envelope took less than 30 minutes. And the printing was about 1 minute for both the envelope and invitation. Your time may vary significantly depending upon how quickly you create your vintage design, and the speed of your printer.

Choose your card stock
You have lots of choices. For simplicity, you can choose white card stock. Adding color with printing is a snap.

Assemble your materials
Computer
Printer
Stationery printing or word processing program
Card stock or blank cards
Envelopes for the wedding invitations
Blank card stock or cards for the RSVP cards
Envelopes for the RSVP cards
Any embellishments, such as ribbons you want to add.

Open your program, and design
Open the card making section of the program, and choose a vertical folded half page invitation. One page will fit on a single sheet of card stock without cutting. A real time saver! The final folded size is 5-1/2 inches wide by 8-1/2 inches tall.

Art deco was very popular in the 1920s wedding invitations, so you may want to use an art deco border or image. For continuity you can reprint the border on the envelope.

Print a test on plain paper
Check your design and alignment of each item you’re printing. Be sure you’re happy with them before printing all the rest.

Print and mail
Now it’s time to print them and mail. Have a super and unique wedding!

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