Free wedding invitation templates
Let’s face it. Weddings are not cheap! Last week my friend Susan was lamenting just how much her upcoming winter wedding is going to cost her… between the dress, flowers, caterers and décor, the whole affair is going to add up to one pretty penny. Where, oh where, to cut costs? Invitations, my friends! While certain wedding elements are essentials, the internet has been great in helping us make artisan invitations an optional choice. Budget-savvy couples can now browse the web and find all sorts of free wedding invitation templates that look just as good and cost nothing at all.
Something borrowed, something new
The plethora of template pages means that you can pick and choose amongst them in order to find a free design that is suited to your event’s theme. The Wedding Chicks website, for instance, has a great selection of easy to customise templates that are ideal for a retro-themed affair, with one especially cute design simulating antique soda bottle labels. Another template on the same site is festooned with 50s style bunting that evokes that careless cheer of yesteryear. Each free template has an easy-to-fill-out section where you add your name and other information. With the simple press of a button, your invitation is ready to download!
Love and Lavender is another popular spot for free invitation goodies, featuring templates with eclectic art that can easily suit rural, outdoor and destination weddings. One especially elegant design sports delicately drawn pears while another features a tandem bicycle, both represent the happy couple, and perhaps the adventurous relationship of a wedding that takes place in the midst of nature.
A great solution
For seasonal weddings, I found great, free options available at Printable Invitation Kits. A charmingly simple one featured yellow and orange leaves as décor for the invitation to an autumn wedding. Having a summer affair? Their sunflower template is sure to leave you delighted.
To keep costs down, try to control hidden ones. Making your own invitations from the templates these free websites provide is a great step in the right direction!