Vital tips on making your own wedding invitations ...

Written by Claire, Invitation Express Wedding Stationery Software

If you want to design and print your own wedding stationery and don't know where to start, here are a few tips that hopefully will get you on your way. If you want to know more you may like to purchase our guidebook "How To Create Perfect Wedding Stationery" which includes 38 pages of vital info for DIY'ers. It comes with software to help you getrepparttar job done easily. Visit our site at

You should select your design before firming up your ideas on paper and cards etc. Simply becauserepparttar 122001 design will largely dictate what paper and card you can use. For example;

If you have a card with a folded insert, you will not be able to use single sided papers.

Ifrepparttar 122002 design you choose requires a translucent or vellum paper remember to assess your printer’s capabilities, especially if you want to print onto translucents. An alternative is to haverepparttar 122003 translucent blank and overlay it ontorepparttar 122004 printed sheet.

Choose your envelopes now, or at least check outrepparttar 122005 cost. This is something so many brides overlook andrepparttar 122006 budget can take a hard knock atrepparttar 122007 last minute. Most matching envelopes are expensive - there’s no getting out of it –repparttar 122008 best you can do is to shop around for a reasonable price. Some invitations look okay in a plain white envelope but do try to get matching ones because if you create an invitation to die for it’s going to look fairly ordinary stuffed into a plain white envelope. That isrepparttar 122009 whole point of creating your own stationery, to enable you to have exactly what you want and save money atrepparttar 122010 same time. There are some stunning new colours around atrepparttar 122011 moment which will literally spoil you for choice. Althoughrepparttar 122012 envelope almost always goes straight inrepparttar 122013 bin, it isrepparttar 122014 ultimate finishing touch to your creation – and first impressions can be lasting. If that is important to you then it might pay to spendrepparttar 122015 extra. It’s also a nice touch for those who will keeprepparttar 122016 invitation as a memento of your wedding.

Square invitations and non standard size invitations are considered oversize and will cost more to post. Check with your postal office regarding any extra charges, taking into accountrepparttar 122017 number of overseas invitations you may have to send out.

Accessories like ribbons, seals etc., are much more economical to purchase byrepparttar 122018 roll or sheet. Never buy byrepparttar 122019 metre as you will probably pay 5 timesrepparttar 122020 cost of a roll and you'll use most of it anyway. Most seals are available byrepparttar 122021 sheet, you just have to look for them. Don’t buy them individually, it will cost much more.

50th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Written by Renee Michaels

A 50th anniversary gift commemorates a milestone most married couples wish to reach. What can you possibly give a couple after 50 years of marriage? The most meaningful wedding anniversary gift is one that comes fromrepparttar heart: to express your love and appreciation towards all that they mean to you, how their staying married throughrepparttar 122000 thick and thin of life has influenced you, to tell aboutrepparttar 122001 warm and loving memories you shared with them throughoutrepparttar 122002 years.

The 50th anniversary is commemorated by gold andrepparttar 122003 flower is violet. A gift certainly doesn't have to be gold, wrap a gift in gold paper or paper decorated with violets.

50th anniversary gift ideas forrepparttar 122004 couple • Keepsake personalized anniversary gifts, such as a photo quilt or pillow • Monthly or quarterly lo-carb, dietetic or fruit gift baskets • Restore their wedding photo and place in a gold frame • Have a painting or caricature made out of their wedding photo • As they probably don't cook for themselves as much, gift certificates to restaurants would be appreciated • A gift of theater or concert subscription tickets. Make them a patron with VIP privileges • The children can create a 50th anniversary keepsake journal gift. Ask family and friends to write a paragraph or two to share a memory with their parents. Or ask for a photo withrepparttar 122005 couple thatrepparttar 122006 children don't have and write a caption about it • Instead of a guest book, buy a music box and fill it with messages of love written on gold or handmade paper from family and friends

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