There are so many aspects of the wedding day that you can DIY to save some money, and one of my personal favorites is the wedding invitations! While I definitely have an appreciation for luxurious paper goods, it’s not necessarily the best place to invest a bulk of your wedding budget. I like to encourage couples to place their monetary focus on aspects of the wedding that enhance the guest experience, and let’s be honest… wedding invitations don’t really fit the bill.
I love sharing resources that will help you save money on those necessary but not exactly splurge-worthy parts of your wedding day. You might remember the DIY Magnet Save the Dates that I created in partnership with my friend Jen from Something Turquoise – well, I’ve received so many requests for a matching invitation suite that I just knew I had to create one to coordinate with that design! After all, having coordinating paper goods is one of the ways to fake a luxe look for less! You may be seeing more pieces with this design in the near future, so keep an eye out ?
The best part about these free DIY wedding printable files is that all you need to edit them is Microsoft Word! And the fonts are free, too. Talk about #budgetsavvy!
First thing’s first! Download the printable files using the button below:
Customize the files with your wedding information and wording using Microsoft Word.
Choose the paper you’d like to use to print your invitations on. I recommend choosing a cardstock weight paper, at least 80lbs, in a light color so the black design stands out and remains readable. This cardstock from PaperSource is a great option!
Print your designs onto your cardstock using your printer. I love the Canon MG7720 and use it for all of my projects.
The files are designed with multiple copies per page, so you’ll need to trim the pieces using a paper trimmer or paper cutter. Just follow the cut guidelines that are on the design – it couldn’t be easier!
By placing multiple pieces per page, that means you’ll use less paper and therefore you’ll get the most out of your paper purchase. I really like to design these things to make it as cost-effective as possible for you!
Voila! You’ve got gorgeous and professional looking wedding invitations for a fraction of the cost of purchasing them online! I personally love to see these paired with a black envelope. (I prefer euro flap envelopes for wedding invitations, and Paper Source has them in a variety of colors!) You could address the invitations using a Silver Sharpie for an extra dose of glam! Check out how the different colored cardstock changes the look below.
Swirl Wedding Invitations
I hope you’ve enjoyed this simple tutorial and that you love using these swirl wedding invitations for your big day! If you end up making these, please share them and tag us on Instagram @budgetsavvybride or #BSBDIY!
Not into DIYing your wedding invitations?
Check out these cheap wedding invitations instead.
Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.