Let's assume you are on a very tight budget. You want a fabulous dress, but if you get it, it will cut into the budget for your wedding invitations. But, you want them to be something special, too. What are you going to do? Well, you could print them yourself. Many brides do. It's an economical way to get what you want and not have to pay much for it.
Another reason could be because you consider yourself creative. You have an idea how you want your invitation to look and you can't find any that quite do the job. You feel you would rather sit down and create a design that is a personal touch and uniquely yours. You have the talent and you have the software that will produce any design floating around in your head. All you have to do is put it to paper.
Many brides want their wedding invitations to be personal. Perhaps you fit in this category. You are willing to use the generally accepted words on a wedding invitation, but you can want to convert it to a favorite font, and place your photo where ever you choose instead of having to follow a set template. You don't feel the need to design the whole thing, just make it more personal.
What will you need in order to print your own wedding invitations? That's easy, too. You will need a digital image of the whole wedding invitation, or images of the pieces and parts that you want to include on it. If you use several images, you can move them around from place to place until you see what you like the most. Keep trying until you think "Bingo!" It's perfect.
You have an image of a wedding invitation that would make any bride droll. Now, you will also need the correct size stock paper you have chosen or a commercial paper cutter. Do not even begin to think about scissors. You will also need a good printer and plenty of ink toner. You are on your way.
By the way, if you are good with a key board, you can also print the envelopes although some brides prefer those to be handwritten.
Load the printer and start printing. They should come out exactly as you envisioned them. It can be very exciting. They're all yours, you designed them or they have your personal touch. Now, what did you achieve by deciding to print your own wedding invitations?
You have achieved the personal satisfaction that comes from doing something yourself. And, doing it well. You also achieved that special glow that comes from freeing up some of your budget so you can splurge on that exquisite dress you wanted so badly, but couldn't afford. Plus, you gave your guests the rare personal touch that comes from printing your own wedding invitations instead of sending them ones that are used by brides every day. These are yours and yours alone.