Is DIY Printable Wedding Stationery The Route For You?

Editable printable wedding templates are seriously popular at the moment, and they're a trend that show no signs of slowing down. The appeal of these editable templates over other DIY invitation options (like doing your own calligraphy or coming up with your own graphic design) is that you can get a pre-made design made by a professional graphic designer with very little skill required on your part to edit the template. 

You can take control of the printing method: at home, through a local print shop, or through an online print shop. Source your paper online, through a local stationery store, or through your printer. 

Printable Minimal Modern Save the Date Editable Template

Modern, minimal, editable, printable save the dates

Modern Minimal Printable Wedding Invitation Editable Template Printed on Textured Paper

 Why not go for a paper stock with a bit of texture?

Pretty much all of your stationery can be done via DIY editable templates, from save the dates and invites to on-the-day stationery like ceremony programs and reception menus. You can even do additional decor items like wishing well and guest book signs, favour tags, and seating charts.

Large Editable Printable Our Love Story Sign Template

Large our love story sign to welcome your guests.

Help Us Capture The Love Wedding Photo Hashtag Printable Editable Sign Template

Wedding photo hashtag signs are heaps of fun! Get multiple perspectives of the same night by encouraging guests to post their photos on social media.

Editable Watercolour Floral Wedding Favour Tag Printable Template

Edit your wedding favours' tags over and over again and print as many as you need.

All you need to do is choose a design that you like, purchase, edit, download and print your way. This does require a little bit of effort and planning on your part, but there is plenty of opportunity for you to have fun and get creative with your editing, paper and styling choices.

Obviously, your best results are going to be achieved by using a professional print shop (or online print shop), however sourcing your own paper and printing at home may save you a bit of money. With that being said, once you take into account the amount of ink and any specialty paper and envelopes that you'd like, it may not be that much expensive to visit a professional printer anyway.

Editable Printable Thank You Card Template on Torn Paper

Your print shop may help you out with tearing your paper for a more rustic look, or you can tear them yourself.

Modern Editable Printable Welcome Timeline Template with Icons

Welcome timeline with icons.

Online print shops often have their own specific sizes they prefer to use, so you may need to search their website to see if they print the size you need. Try contacting their customer support if you can't find the right size. It's also  generally more difficult and costly to do a test print through an online printer than through a local print shop.

Your home printer will have a limit to the weight and thickness of paper that it's able to use, so make sure to check this before you purchase thick card. If you do want thicker card, you may want to look into printing through a local professional print shop. Make sure you turn your printer settings to high quality printing, rather than draft mode, to ensure you're getting some good ink coverage for the best finished result possible. In general, if you're printing a lot of colour (backgrounds, photos, watercolours), you're better off going with a professional print option. 

Double Sided Editable Printable Thank You Card Template With Photo
Make it that extra bit special and add your own photos.
 Editable Printable Ceremony Program Folded Booklet Template

Folded ceremony program folded booklet templates.

Office printing stores like Officeworks in Australia and Staples in the U.S. are great budget professional printing options, but sometimes they do lack in the number of paper options they offer. They are particularly awesome at printing larger signs.

There are also a range of other professional printing options out there, from chain businesses like Snap Printing to local mum-and-dad type stores, and the quality of print job offered can vary quite a bit from store. It's definitely a good idea to check for online reviews and also to ask to see examples of their previous work before you make your decision. 

Modern Script and Love Heart Wedding Invitation Suite with Details and RSVP Editable Printable Template

Build a suite with multiple items, like this invite, details and RSVP package

Editable Envelope Address Templates, Front and Back

Envelope address templates, with editable front and return addresses.

 Crafty individuals love the editable templates, but if all of this sounds like work to you, you may not be the DIY type. Not to worry, because having your invitations designed and printed for you can be quite competitively priced when you take into account the paper and print quality. If you are serious about comparing costs, you may as well include printed stationery in your initial research.

Unsure whether DIY stationery templates are for you? Why not try a free demo in your web browser and see how you go!


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