Luxury invitation innovator Ceci Johnson loves the look of lace in every iteration. Here, her fabulous finds.
Wedding invitations are one of the most popular DIY projects that brides take on, either to save money (professional invites range from $1 to $10+) or create a one-of-a-kind design that guests won't see anywhere else.
We've rounded up some of our favorite do-it-yourself invitation tutorials. Whether you're interested in personalizing a basic paper suite or want to design one from scratch, there's something for every skill set. Happy DIYing!
Wedding monograms and initials put the ultimate personal stamp on your celebration.
Choosing your invitations and other printed matter is often the first taste of all the creative wedding planning to come. You’ve entered a world filled with rich colors, regal monograms and shimmering papers—and wide-ranging costs. According to wedding industry survey site theweddingreport.com, the average price for 150 invitations and response cards is $245. Factor in save-the-dates ($114) menu cards ($114), programs ($108), thank-you cards ($92) and place cards ($77) for an average grand total of $750 (before postage).
Yet it’s possible to spend as much as — gulp! — $3,300 for a set of 150 engraved invitations alone. Clearly, some serious shopping around is in order. Get started with our guide.