Vital tips on making your own wedding invitations ...

Written by Claire, Invitation Express Wedding Stationery Software

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Be aware ofrepparttar theme throughout your chosen design. If you have bows on all pieces take into considerationrepparttar 122001 number of sets you need. For example: one of my very first clients wanted gold organza bows onrepparttar 122002 invitation, reply card, place cards andrepparttar 122003 thank you cards. I produced a sample set for her which she loved. She ordered 100 sets. That meant 100 invitations, 100 reply cards, 200 place cards and 100 thank you cards. That meant 500 bows and 200 of those were tiny ones forrepparttar 122004 place cards! If you want bows that’s fine, but just be aware ofrepparttar 122005 amount of work it can involve. Maybe just have them onrepparttar 122006 invitation and/or place cards. You can always enlistrepparttar 122007 help of your girlfriends and make a night of it.

If you choose to have a folded card, buy it folded where possible. It costs a little extra but cuts down onrepparttar 122008 work you need to do yourself. Scoringrepparttar 122009 card, while not difficult is quite fiddly. You only get one go at scoringrepparttar 122010 card – if it’s wrong then it’s wasted. This can be frustrating and expensive.

Place cards can be purchased individually, in pairs or threes. Don’t buy them individually cut if you are going to print directly ontorepparttar 122011 card as they may not feed well throughrepparttar 122012 printer. Our software comes with placecard templates for all sizes which can be guillotined afterwards. Some placecards come with perforations for easy separation.

Making your own stationery can be fun and you will definitely save a bundle if you plan your design thoroughly BEFORE you purchase any materials. Most stationery outlets will have paper and card available byrepparttar 122013 single sheet so purchase a few ofrepparttar 122014 ones you like and test them in your printer first.

The key to a smooth process is testing and planning before you decide on anything definitely. Having a set of stationery finished completely and making sure you are happy withrepparttar 122015 look andrepparttar 122016 level of difficulty involved will ensure you enjoyrepparttar 122017 experience.

Claire is the owner and co-developer of Invitation Express Wedding Stationery Software, an innovative new software package designed specifically for users to create and print their own wedding stationery. Visit our site at

50th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Written by Renee Michaels

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• Are they up for a cruise? Take them on a weekend or week long cruise. They probably will enjoy sharing this vacation with others • What could help them personally? Can you lease a car for them? Pay for a kitchen or other home renovation? • Do they golf? Pay for private lessons or a VIP membership at their favorite club. Buy 2 clubs, have them engraved and then gold plated • What hobbies do they enjoy? Give them gift certificates for a spending spree at their favorite craft or hobby store • Buy tickets to a favorite event and pay for their lodging and food expenses • Do they volunteer or have a favorite charity? Contribute to their favorite organization. Find out if a plaque or some other special mention can be given in their name

The best 50th anniversary gift forrepparttar couple is one that helps them to enjoy life more. Many couples don't even want to receive gifts. Give a gift of your time and help. Make up "Gift of Time" or "Labor of Love" coupons to take them out to their favorite restaurant, make them a home-cooked meal, chauffeur them on a shopping trip, run errands for them, take them to a show or movie, have a local landscaping company take care of their property, have their home repainted. Find out what will make a difference inrepparttar 122000 quality of their life.

Your love and attention will berepparttar 122001 most appreciated 50th anniversary gift you can give your parents or a couple. Makerepparttar 122002 time for those you love!

Copyright 2005 Renee Michaels

Renee Michaels uses her design, writing and life skills to develop web businesses. Do you need romantic anniversary gift and celebration ideas for your husband, wife, parents or friends? Visit LoveGifts.

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