(Closed) Which computer software to use for DIY Invites

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used microsoft word. It takes a lot of practice but you can adjust the margins until they’re perfect. I didn’t want to pay for software and i’m not a graphic designer so I didn’t have a lot of resources at hand

Post # 4
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

If you have Word, chances are you have PowerPoint or Publisher, too.  They would both work well since it is easier to align and move the text boxes or design elements exactly where you want them.  Word also works but as ejs said, it takes some patience to get everything aligned and to stay where you want it.  Or if you didn’t want to invest the money, maybe download the trial version of Adobe InDesign or Illustrator.  Good luck!

Post # 5
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I used Publisher to do mine. Once I figured it out (I’d never used Publisher or any design software before) it was actually pretty easy. And I have no design/artistic experience at all. Of course, I made my invites pretty simple, but that’s what we wanted.

Post # 6
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I used Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for mine.

If you don’t want to pay outrageous prices, have you looked into semi-custom invites? They’re usually certain layouts or designs that are e-mailed to you as a PDF, that you then print out and cut on your own.

They can be MUCH cheaper, usually $30-50, and if you pay a little more you could change colors and even the design a little.

BTW- I made all my invites myself (I’m a designer) and I have an invite, response card, reception card and the envelopes and everything cost me less than $200. If you don’t want to mess with the design (or aren’t super craft), the semi-custom might be your best bet.

Otherwise, use publisher rather than word because you’ll have better control over the margins. Word does funny things sometimes.


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