You’ve decided on your wedding day, and you could not be happier. That being said, while you are overjoyed that you are getting married, you begin thinking about the logistics. It’s your wedding, so you want the most important people in your life to celebrate with you. And for you to get them there, you have to send them an invitation.
There are plenty of places where you can buy a generic invitation for your guests, but there is one problem: those invitations have no personality. Indeed, they are cute but do not seem to represent you as a couple. For your invitations to be truly special, you should create some pocket folders and this article will serve as your guide on how you can do that.
Why Do It Yourself?
There are several reasons why you may want to create a custom invitation pocket folder instead of using the standard kind. Here are the most common ones:
- They’re Customizable
Most generic invitations have a ready-made design that you can’t do anything about. With DIY pocket folder invitations, you can choose your own colors, design, and special wording so that it fits your personality.
- They’re Cost-Effective
When you hire a wedding planner or a design agency to put together your invitations, things can get very expensive. However, when you make your own invitations, you save on various designer fees. It might not seem like much for just one invitation, but when you have hundreds of them to print out, this may affect your budget for invitations. Designing your own can help save some of that cash.
- Sentimental Value
By making DIY invitation folders, you can add as many sentimental touches as you want. Not only will it warm your heart when you see them later on, but it can also be a great keepsake for your guests.
- Personal Touches
DIY wedding invitation pocket folders allow you to add personal touches to them. You may add some nice handwriting, a picture, or any other element that can set you apart from others. This can make the invitation more unique and special.
- Sense of Achievement
When you create your own DIY invitations, you also get a sense of achievement. You’ll know that you made something truly unique for your special day, something to remember it by. Not only will this impress your wedding guests, but it will also give you that warm and fuzzy feeling that you did that.
Steps to Create a DIY Wedding Invitation Pocket Folder
The steps to creating a DIY wedding invitation pocket folder will mostly depend on your method and style. Still, for the most part, here are some common steps:
- Think of Your Design
The first thing you’ll want to do is to think of the style and design of the invitation. Do you want it to have a specific color theme? Perhaps you want white writing on dark-colored paper. How many pockets do you want it to have? A good tip would be to turn the invitation folder into something reminiscent of a picture album, allowing you to add multiple layers. However, you should choose a design that represents you and your future spouse.
- Download the Template
Once you have the design idea in your head, it’s time to start looking at templates. Think about the size, the opening style, the assembly, and everything else that can be customized. An invitation in a 6×9 right pocket presentation folder is generally a good choice, as it is much easier to assemble and stand upright.
- Print the Invitation
Now that you have the folder design and template, it is time to print. Make sure to choose good quality paper stock. Generally, the thicker the paper, the more luxurious it will feel. You may also want to go with something with a bit of texture. Save money by printing in 1 or 2 color PMS inks, rather than the more expensive 4-color process, foil stamping, or embossing.
- Assemble the Invitation
You have everything in print now, so it’s time to put your invitations together. Simply insert your invitation into the pocket folder so they fit snug and secure.
- Put Them in the Mail
Your invitations are done, so now it’s time to insert them in an envelope and head over to the post office. To protect them from high-speed machines, you request the invitations to be hand canceled.
Your wedding invitations are a great memento of your special day, for you and your guests alike. Doing your own pocket folders can help you give your invitations a personal touch.