A wedding invitation is the first formal announcement of your wedding. If you decide to plan and create wedding invitations by hand, it may take a long time. However, technology has advanced to such an extent today, that there are now many practical and useful Wedding Invitation software to make your task easier and save your time and energy. The computer now has the solution to all your invite designing and printing needs.
The main attraction behind this software is that they have a choice of many invitation templates that you can modify and customize to create your own unique invitations. Even the most artistically challenged may find it easy to design their invites! After you create the invitation using the software, you can start printing the cards using the wedding invitation templates.
If you have a large guest list, wedding invitation software can save time substantially. First design your invite, print a test copy and proof-read and finally press the print button to get as many copies as you like. The software also helps in printing envelopes. You firstly generate a list of guests, their names and addresses and import this list into the software, which will print it out professionally.
Various wedding invitation software are available on the net. Invitation maker 2.0 from Quiglow, which has over 40 wedding-themed templates.20 additional templates, samples with different verses, and 12 MB download. It costs around $14.95. My Wedding Companion is wedding software which claims to be the most user-friendly wedding software in the market for Windows platform. All you have to do is to enter your information and the rest of the work will be taken care of. The software is also a complete wedding invitation print shop. You can even print your entire guest list on to wedding invitation envelopes.
AMI Electronic Greeting Card Construction set from Alchemy Mindworks helps one create all kinds of cards including invites. You can add your choice of pictures, animations, graphics etc. and these cards will become Windows.EXE files that will work on any windows platforms without additional software. IP Guest list Manager from Five Star Software helps manage guest lists and RSVPs.
Printing Press wedding Platinum deluxe/ extreme Deluxe are very useful printing software from Printing press. You can easily match size and layout of any card, customize with your own text, fonts, colors, graphics or photos from digital cameras. A mailing list containing all the addresses can be created and individually addressed envelopes can be printed. It requires Microsoft Windows platform, 50 MB HDD, 96 MB RAM, CD ROM drive.
American Greetings Create a Card Gold 7 sells for retail price of about $40. It has over 12,000 clear images, 9,000 exclusive sentiments, 30 + project types, it has endless card-making possibilities. LCI and ED-IT are two other companies, which offer wedding invitation software. Ed-It’s ‘Complete wedding publisher’ sells for $29.95.
There are some special considerations if you are printing invitations at home, using printing software. Commercially printed papers are usually thermographed or engraved. Home printing cannot use these two methods but can get good results with Laser or Ink-jet printer. You have to make sure that paper you have chosen is suited to laser and ink jet printing. Next is the quality of paper stock, which must have good weight and color. Commonly used quality are ‘single panel baronial’ and ‘flat printed’. Both papers are hard to find in the market.
Next you must be careful about the wording. The Internet or a catalogue of the local card shop will give you ideas on wording. It is a highly sensitive matter regarding how you address your friends and relatives in a suitable fashion. Also you must make sure that proper etiquette is observed while putting addresses on the envelope taking care of designations and names. Next you must set Font, Font size and spacing between the lines carefully.
Software can be simple like word-processing or Corel Draw, Arts &Letters. Exotic fonts may be available in CD packs costing less than $12. However cumbersome or time-taking, creating your own personalized invitations makes the wedding special and impressive in the eyes of the wedding guests.