Cheap modern wedding invitations are all about the design, so what is hot? Having chatted to our cheap wedding solutions brides that I am in contact with, here are their thoughts.
The themed wedding invitation is still very popular with butterflies just having the edge over seasonal themes. Butterflies lend themselves to great color combinations and exotic designs.
Autumn, Spring and Winter invites are subtle, using the season's colors as the theme rather than pictures of daffodils or autumn leaves!
Colors that are popular are chocolate brown, jade green, turquoise, dusty pink and yellow has recently gained in popularity.
Simply worded invites printed on quality card are also popular, with the saving being it's just one sheet, with no pictures. The design element is in the colors for the type and the layout. I love the old fashioned billboard poster style invitations as they look so modern in their simplicity.
It is quite possible to copy that style yourself using an online graphics program. My favorite at the moment is Picmonkey.
The great thing about Picmonkey is that there are lots of graphics you can add to your designs, they are all under the overlays section. That's the one with the heart and speech bubble!
You can use the same process to design all sorts of wedding invites, RSVP cards and programs. And then have them printed or use your own printer at home.
Most of the brides have saved themselves a fortune by either printing and designing them themselves or by using cheap wedding invitation kits. The biggest piece of advice from these busy diy brides has been to keep it simple, you will have to duplicate the look many times.
Remember to fully estimate the costs of making your own cheap modern wedding invitations, it is easy to be shocked by how much a professional will charge, (I know I am many times a day) but when you add up the cost of card, printing, ribbon, stamps, crafty stick ons, plus your time you will probably be close.
We recently received an invite from a male friend who is organizing the wedding himself, probably been watching too many wedding programs on tv! And it is a printed A4 sheet with all of the information needed, their names, where, when and how to rsvp.
It makes you think, do you really need all of the expensive extras?