First, sign up for a Canva account if you don’t already have one. A standard account is completely FREE, but the Pro version has some amazing add-ons and upgrades that make DIY invitation design a breeze. You can get a free trial of Canva Pro for 30 days, which is more than enough time to create your invite designs!
Start by creating a new design. Click the button in the top right corner of the browser. You can type in the word “invitation” and select whether you’d like a Portrait (tall) or Landscape (wide) orientation.
Once you’re inside the Canva Editor, take a few moments to click through the different tools in the left sidebar. There is so much to explore — from templates to photos, design elements and graphics, text styles, and more.
If you’d rather go rogue, we’ll walk you through the steps you’ll need to take to create your own design! Start out by creating a text block by clicking on the Text tab in the left sidebar.Start by putting in your and your fiance’s names. This is a great way to get started. You might find it easier to move the elements of your design around if you create separate text boxes for each name or line.