Post # 1
I am thinking about attempting to make our own wedding programs. Does anybody have any suggestions for this? So far I am thinking of taking a word document, switchign to landscape and putting 2 columns in so i can get 2 programs per sheet.
Is there a way I can get a border around each column so each program has their own border? I was only able to figure out how to add a border to the entire page….
Also, where can I go to add clip art or something to make it not quite as boring? We are getting married outside surrounded by trees so I would like to incorporate twigs/branches/tree or something into the program.
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated!! I am not very creative but I have been told it is easy to make programs myself….
Post # 3
I think you would be better off using photoshop or something like that to create your program. You’re pretty limited with word as to what you can do.
Post # 4
We are doing ours in Photoshop, like BridetoBee says, Word can be very limited.
Post # 5
I’ve never used Photoshop but I used Microsoft Publisher to do our invites. You have a little more flexibility than you have with Word. If you don’t have Photoshop, maybe see if a family member or a friend has it. As for clip are, just to a google or bing search for free clip art and you’ll get tons and tons of links.
If you have Publisher and you need some help, PM me and I can give you some tips.
Post # 6
We’re using Jasc Paintshop Pro to do ours. They will be 6″x12″ printed on scrapbooking cardstock paper, then tri-folded and held shut by wax and stamp. Its pretty simple to do and only cost us $20 for the paper and probably some ink cartridges (unless we take them to staples… which we might).
I agree that Word is a bit limited in its abilities. But if you are only doing text it should be able to get the job done!
Post # 7
Personally I think doing it on Word is limited and plus I think printing clipart images may come out pixelated, because you do not have the control and the size of the resolution.
I personally recommend that you’ll download a trial programs like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or Indesign. I did a wedding program for my friend, something very simple and it came out using paper source their program kit
And here is the results:
Post # 8
I think if you search, you can find paper that is made to be printed as programs – Staples might have it, if not craft stores. My sister did this for her wedding, and they wrote it up in Word. So instead of configuring the document for borders, the paper they bought had a border already – the paper was cream and the border was a sort of raised, and tonal. It looked great, if you wanted to keep it elegant and simple.
I’m sort of struggling with the program issue now also – my old laptop can’t handle a trial version of any of these design programs PLUS I don’t feel like learning new tricks at this point 🙂
Oh and as for the clip art – just search google images and maybe include the word “drawing” (“twig drawing” etc) so that you don’t get a photo, but something more artistic.