If you’re planning a wedding right now then that means you know that it isn’t all sunshine, joy, and laughter; it involves unparalleled stress, hardcore planning, and a whole lot of money. To not blow up your bank account, you can reduce costs wherever you can. For instance, printing your wedding envelopes is a good start at saving a couple of bucks. Plus, you get to design them any way you want!
Templates & Fonts
There are many platforms you can opt for when it comes to designing your very own wedding envelope. Photoshop, PicMonkey, Illustrator, Corjland even good old MS Word are some great places to start.
On these platforms, you can either easily design your template, or use a collected PNG template from the internet! But before you get to that, you need to figure out what kind of style you’d be going for. Do you want bold and bright colors, or would you prefer subtle and somber ones? Would you like it to be simple yet elegant, or beautifully complex?
Once you’ve got that sorted out, the next step would be to decide what kind of font you want to be printed out on your wedding envelope. Luckily for you, writing details on your envelope yourself presents you with many choices you can choose from.
If calligraphy is what your heart desires, not only will you have numerous calligraphic fonts to choose from but you can also adjust the sizes, spaces, and colors of your text however you want!
What To Write?
The next step is to decide what you want to type and where you want to place it. Usually, the back of the wedding envelope contains the full name of the recipients, along with their address and the details of their P.O box.
If you’re choosing to use titles, remember to carefully select them! It is a common mistake to substitute Miss for Mrs., so just be sure to figure out which is which before you send anything off. If you are to invite family or relative that is unmarried or single, you can address them by their full names. However, if you think that they can tag someone else along, be sure to add “and Guest”.
As for printing addresses, it is best to not abbreviate the locations. Always use the full form of places to avoid potential confusion. Choose clear and succinct fonts while typing out the address and P.O box details to stay on the safer side of things. You wouldn’t want your hard work to get lost in the mail now, would you?
Speaking of which, it is crucial to include the return address on your wedding envelope in the off chance that it does get lost. You could write your address on the flap of the envelope so that way when you seal it, it appears right at the front!
The Printing Process
Once you’re done typing, you should position your text accordingly. It would look pleasing if there were adequate spaces between each line and if the text were centered. But don’t be afraid to mix and match things up every once in a while!
Now, here comes the tricky part. If you want to print out your handmade design yourself, making sure it gets printed in the exact location you want it to involves a little trial and error. But no worries, there are some surefire tricks you could follow to make things easier!
Position your wedding envelope on a piece of A4 and place the envelope on the paper in the direction you want it printed on. Once that’s out of the way, you can stick the back of your envelope to the paper by double-siding tape yourself; this way, you can easily peel it off and leave zero tears on your envelope.
After you’re done with this, you can arrange your text the same way that you arranged your envelope on the paper. Remember, before you hit the print button on your screen, it is always better to get an extra pair of eyes to give your design a once-over!
As mentioned, printing it right where you want it to be can be challenging so it’s best to use the first envelope as a sample. Once you’ve got the adjustments right, you can begin to print.
If you feel like you don’t want to design or print your wedding envelopes yourselves, then fret not because there are other options you could try.
There are online alternatives that you could consider, such as Shutterfly, Minted, Zazzle, and even Etsy. These platforms contain a range of beautiful wedding templates that are reasonably priced. Plus, you could get lucky with a discount code too!
If you’re not up for putting in the work for printing, then you could take your template to your nearest Office Depot or Costco. Another great and reliable place you could opt for is Staples! They even provide the means for you to create your wedding template online for them to print, or upload one you already have prepared!
Printing your wedding invitation may seem tedious at first but if you trust the process, you’ll find that it’s not as complicated as we’ve all been led to believe. Not only is it a cheaper alternative, planning and designing it makes you feel more involved with your wedding.