There is a growing trend of eschewing professionally done personalised wedding invitation, and instead opting for customization and personalization. If you are also planning to DIY your stationery, consider the points below:
- Are you good with your hands? – probably the most important thing to ask yourself before you embark on a plan to make DIY wedding place cards and other stationery is whether you can actually make something worthwhile. This might sound somewhat rude, but everyone is not blessed with the ability to be crafty and capable with their hands. If you feel like you can honestly do a good job with your stationery, there is no problem, but if you feel like the stationery might turn out a bit far from your expectations (and if such a turn of events would upset you), then it might be better to buy your stationery instead. Check more here http://www.theweddingemporium.com.au/.
- DIY stationery is not always the cheaper option – a point that most people make, when it comes to DIY stationery, is that this option is cheaper than buying fully-tailored stationery from professionals. This of course tends to be true often enough, but do not be tempted into making your own stationery simply because of the lesser budget requirements. This is because expenses can easily rack up depending on your ideas for the stationery and the embellishments you might need; not to add, it is easy to mess up and have to start from scratch. Professionals do not charge you for their mistakes, but you will have to bear the losses of every mistake you make. Furthermore, if you search online, you will find plenty of budget-friendly stationery.
- DIY always means time and patience – and of course, the word DIY is entirely rooted in time and patience. If you do not have either of these, it would be best to give up on personalized stationery. The wedding preparation schedule is busy enough as it is, but for making your very own stationery, you should be prepared to factor in a decent number of hours – as well as enough patience to sit in the same spot and repeat the same task over and over again. Of course, if your relatives and friends are willing to help you, the process will be done much more quickly, but remember to not overburden them with your whims!
- Full versus partial DIY – with the above points considered, it would be worthwhile to consider which type of DIY would suit you better. There is the option of doing everything from scratch, which will certainly take a lot of time and perhaps, even funds; and there is the other option of partial DIY stationery. Partial DIY would be making use of printed and professionally done stationery, and opting to embellish them for a touch of personalization, such as in the case of personalised wedding invitations. Most wedding goods-related stores fully accommodate such options, selling related DIY kits and materials on their stores.
If the above considerations have not deterred you at all, then by all means, go ahead and dive into the world of DIY stationery!