Before I became the Dominatrix of Grammar, I was a simple school girl fascinated with the look, feel, and smell of all things paper.
I still love paper (Crane’s Paper is my absolute favorite). But, the simple truth is that most of us can’t afford to buy fancy paper and pay someone to design our good news, too!
In this wedding season, let’s take a look at three awesome sites to get your creative juices flowing so you can put together some elegant, free printable wedding announcements all on your very own.
Planning a wedding is fun because it allows you to design and create your dreamy day. Attention to detail will set the tone of your event, and that tone is first set by your announcements. Imagine the announcement as the “first impression” of your special day”¦ you want it to look classy, right?
DesignBetty is one of my all-time favorite websites. Not only can you design and print free printable wedding announcements, they also have an assortment of other free printables.
Design Betty ranks at the top of my list because there is no sign up (although you will need to provide an email address to download, as they will send you a back up copy of your design)! You simply choose the template, edit the font, color, and/or image and presto! You are all done!
Simply download the invitation or announcement as a PDF and print it out on nice stock paper. You can also email the invitations to guests if you want to save paper.
What makes DesignBetty the cream of the crop is the elegance of the designs. No chintzy graphics. No blah fonts. I printed the announcement below on card stock, and it held the same quality as the invitations I had forked out precious gold for when I got married.
There are just tons of layouts and designs to choose from on their site, and being able to customize the invites and make matching thank you cards is awesome!
There are designs for every taste!
And, the best part is that these classic designs are FREE (and come with thank you cards!).
Although you do not have to register with Design Betty, they do ask for your email address so they can send you a copy of your design. This is really useful because where else could you go back and get your design?
Southworth is another excellent place to design free printable wedding announcements. Even though they (really) want you to print the announcements on their paper (which looks very nice, by the way). Their site is easy and simple to navigate.
Southworth four nice graphics, modifiable in Microsoft Word.
If you need a one stop resource for every and any kind of template, Hoover Web Design is the absolute best place to park your pixels! Even though they are a business, they offer so many free goodies that it makes you want to do business with them!
Like Design Betty, they have 5 pages of nice images that aren’t chintzy or lame. They also have a really good resource area for help with wording and suggestions about where to get the best prices on fancy papers.
The invitations print out in Word and you alter the text. There are two graphics to pick from on their site, but they give you links to other places to get graphics. Like, another text-heavy site with all sorts of helpful tips and advice, you will be inspired by the many resources!
The Final Vow
Creating the first impression of your wedding day can be a lot of fun with these resources. What other resources have you used?