Home-made wedding invitation ideas

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Home-made wedding invitation ideas
Create a crossword puzzle where the clues reveal wedding details. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Nothing is more personal than a home-made wedding invitation. Whether the invite comes from the couple, the bride or her parents, a home-made invitation gives guests an idea of what to expect at the wedding. Invitations you make yourself usually cost less than invitations custom ordered from a stationery supplier, freeing up funds for you to spend on your wedding dress or your reception. The only limit on ideas for your home-made wedding invitation is your imagination.

Handwritten Invitation

Nothing is simpler than a handwritten note inviting guests to a wedding. Handwritten invitations require significant time and energy, so they may not be practical for a large wedding. For a small wedding, however, handwritten invitations can be created in a day, especially if the bridal party helps out. The bride and groom should decide on the wording for the invitation and make sure that everyone who writes them out uses the same verbiage.

Refrigerator Magnet

Formal wedding invitations follow traditions you need not observe with your home-made wedding invitation. Formal invitations include the names of the bride's parents and they spell out numbers in the date, time and location of the wedding. All guests really need to know is who is getting married, when and where. This information can fit on a refrigerator magnet. Print the invitation details on laminated cardstock and glue a magnet to the back.

Computer-printed Invitation

Use your computer and printer to create your personalised wedding invitation. You can make home-made printed invitations with your wedding colours or your wedding theme. Print the invitation text over a faded photo of the bride and groom or a photo of your wedding venue. You can also print address labels and RSVP cards so guests can let you know if they will attend the wedding.

Jigsaw Puzzle Invitation

Receiving a not yet assembled jigsaw puzzle in the mail is certain to catch your wedding guests' attention. Purchase blank white puzzles -- with no more than 10 puzzle pieces -- at a craft or scrapbooking store. Print your invitation details on the puzzle, break the pieces apart and mail the puzzle pieces to your guests. A home-made puzzle wedding invitation suggests a fun, casual wedding, so use this idea for a small wedding at an informal venue.

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