The wedding is one of the largest expenses in a couple's early relationship. Costs can be reduced by taking care of details on your own. The wedding favour label is a simple thank-you statement from the bride and groom to their guests for attending the wedding. Do-it-yourself labels should look good and match the overall theme of the event. With a little planning, they can be inexpensive, elegant and personalised.
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Things you need
- Business card template
- Clip art or photo of couple
- Business card stock (perforated)
- Clear spray glaze
Download a business card template that works with your computer and printer. Avery and Microsoft both offer templates that can be used with Microsoft Word. These templates are free online, and they allow you to create a card and repeat it at the correct size for an entire sheet of paper.
Select clip art that is romantic and fits with your wedding theme. One Heart Weddings and Bridal Association of America offer clip art free online. The art may be interlocked hearts, a rose or some other symbol of love. Alternately, use a photo of the couple. Scan a photo of the couple, and save it as a JPEG file so it can be used by the computer. Copier stores can scan images and turn them into JPEG files for you.
Size the art or image to fit the business card template. Most computers come with a photo and art software tool, such as Photoshop, Preview or Paint, that allows you to change the size of the artwork or image. Make the image no more than 1 inch tall. To the right of it, use a script font to type "Thank You." Below that, type the first names of the bride and groom. Include the groom's last name if appropriate. Below that, add the date of the wedding. Center the lines. Choose a font colour if desired.
Copy and paste the finished label to all of the spaces on the business card template. Print a test page. Lay the test page over the business card stock to make sure the individual card images and text fall between the perforations on the card stock. If everything looks good, print your labels.
Set each label sheet by itself to dry, since business card stock is often shiny, causing the ink to dry slowly. Take the pages outside, and spray evenly with clear spray glaze to seal the ink and add a protective finish. These art finishes are available in craft and art supply stores. Hang the pages on a clothesline to dry for 15 minutes.
Separate the cards by pulling gently at the perforations. Cut one end of a label in a tag shape so that it tapers to a point, like an arrow. Position the corner of a piece of cardboard halfway along the short end of the rectangle, trace the corner of the cardboard and you have a cut line. Punch a hole in the centre of the point, insert a ribbon and the label is ready to attach.
Tips and warnings
- Perforated business card stock is available in many colours, making it easier to match your wedding colour scheme.
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