Whether you’re hosting a bridal shower, wedding, baby shower or just want to send a unique save-the-date or announcement, custom invitations can make your event feel special. With a little creativity, you can elevate a template design with custom printing techniques and materials. The result is a gorgeous, unique piece that signals to guests how much the event means to you and makes them want to attend.
Online services like Minted and Shutterfly offer templates for most of the other stationery you need, including RSVP cards and thank-yous. But if you’re looking for the ultimate in customization and quality, you may want to consider working with a local stationer. They’ll be able to help you select the best paper and add extra embellishments like wax seals, belly bands or vellum overlays for a more luxurious look.
Another option is digital printing, which allows you to print large swatches of color on white paper and is ideal for watercolors, photographs, detailed illustrations and typography. Some print shops also specialize in adding touches such as envelope liners, which can coordinate with your suite or give it that finishing touch of elegance.
If you’re planning on doing the DIY route, Griffith recommends using a clean blade on your paper cutter to ensure clean cuts. She also advises enlisting a trusted bridesmaid to assist with the assembling process, which can take some time if you’re trying to assemble layers or add an envelope liner. Etemply