I consider myself to be a frugal person, therefore, I am trying to find ways to make our wedding affordable. I know the internet has been a great source for inspiration and ideas, so I thought I'd share some of mine.
I am making our invitations. I found scripts for wedding invitations just by googling it and found what I liked. Michael's sells 100 count blank invitations and envelopes, 8.5''x5.5''. I printed the text onto the blank invitation from my home computer and printer. Super easy!
Using scrapbooking supplies I already had, I glued a strip of 1/2'' wide green paper down the side. I found the stamp in one of the dollar bins at Michael's and found a blue ink pad in the shade I wanted. The text I used is "Handwriting - Dakota". The image at the bottom is an image I found on the internet and I used my photo editing program to change the colors to my colors.
Since the strip of paper on the front was longer than the invitation, I had a bunch of extra scraps to use up, so I glued one on the back of the invitation above the text. Then to add more color and repetition, I used the stamp again on the back as well.
I decided to print on both the front and back to save paper and postage. I know it's formal and nice to have all those cards for your invitations with maps & directions, RSVP cards and the like, but I know if anyone else is like me, those RSVP cards are so small and you end up with so many cards, I end up misplacing something. Plus, it's just more paper for me to throw away when I am done with them - More waste! Which is also why we are having folks RSVP online, by e-mail, or by phone. I will have an additional card for those invited to the rehearsal dinner, which Michael's also sells, blank and in sets of 10.