Today on Tuesday Tips, we're talking about how to create announcements & invitations for your wedding or event on a budget, and without losing your sanity! I love being able to help people create "partial" DIY invitations & announcements for their weddings & events because I've been there. On a limited budget, crunched for time, confused about the "vision" for your event and how to execute it. Here's a great article from Huff Post about how to approach DIY weddings.
Most people have never been in a situation where they've needed to create floral arrangements or design invitations before their wedding. You may want to have a DIY wedding, but you can't figure out how to overlay that awesome font over your engagement photos or why the printer needs a "bleed".
That's where I can help. Find a designer whose style you love, or find a pre-designed template on sites like Etsy. A good designer will walk you through how to send a high resolution photo, provide a proof for you and instructions on how to print the finished product yourself.
When it comes to printing, I recommend finding a local printer where you can see the paper samples, talk to real people and review a printed proof. This is a more expensive and time consuming option, but you can control the results and quality. There are online printers (like Vista Print and Moo.com) that I have not tested, but they offer economical solutions for those on a tight budget.
When it comes to a big event, we all want to save money however we can. But don't be afraid to rely on your vendors, the experts, to help you find a solution within your budget. Whether it's doing the assembly or printing yourself, there are many options between full service and DIY.
I hope this helps you with planning your next event! What partial DIY solutions did you use for your wedding or event?