Your invitations are the first point of contact for your wedding guests, so it’s important to choose a design that speaks to you and the vibe you want to set for the day. Luckily, there are plenty of online options that offer gorgeous invitation templates at very affordable prices, or you can go the extra mile and work with an artist on a completely custom suite from start to finish.
Whether it’s a painted venue depiction or an end-to-end map, these artists are ready to bring your vision to life. They’ll walk you through their process, which often includes hand painted details throughout the entire suite, a bevel cut on the envelopes (which gives them a more luxurious look), and even wax seals on each piece of stationery, for around $400 per 100 wedding invitations.
While beautiful design is a must, the wording of an invite serves an important purpose too: to share essential information with your guests, including your wedding date, venue, and timings. You’ll also need to include a response deadline and how you’d like your guests to RSVP, which can be done via an email address or phone number.
When it comes to DIY, the time and attention required to create your own invites can be substantial, particularly if you’re going for a bespoke style that involves multiple colors, intricate details, and calligraphy. Plus, printing isn’t a simple task—it requires testing and calibration with your at-home printer, as well as the use of specialized paper for best results. Etemply