what program should I use to design my diy save the date cards?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

photoshop or illustrator. you used to be able to get a free 30 day trial, not sure if that still exists.

Post # 4
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I did mine in PowerPoint because I don’t have any design programs. It wasn’t ideal, but it worked just fine. I sent it to Vistaprint and had everything printed there.

Post # 5
895 posts
Busy bee

I got the 30 day free trial of Illustrator, but I wouldn’t suggest it if you’ve never used it. Use what you’re comfortable with.

Post # 6
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I am using free programs, Inkscape & Gimp to design my invites.

Post # 7
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would use InDesign over photoshop or illustrator.  It’s completely designed as a layout program, unless you’re familiar with photoshop, Illustrator (which combines the best of InDesign and Photoshop) can be a little confusing in my experience.

Post # 8
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

I ditto PowerPoint. It has everything you need. Just start out with a rectangle and set it to the right size (you can go into its properties and set the extact size you need). Then start building on top of it.

Do a test print on regular paper before you use your fancy paper and you should be good to go.

I went online and tried to duplicate several designs I liked for mine, which was very helpful!

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