In this tough economy, what’s made me smile is how many families have worked together to design their own wedding details: floral arrangements, wedding favors, invitations. Not only do they save money by doing the work themselves, but they also come away with a closer family as they spend a few evenings together baking cookies for personalized wedding favors or designing their own flower arrangements.
Want to be a DIY bride but don’t know how to get started? WeddingDNA.com gives you access to chic graphic templates which can be used for wedding invitations, save-the-dates, programs, thank-you notes, place cards…even PowerPoint presentations for reception slideshows! Membership’s just $39.95/year, and you can download and print as much as you need to create a cohesive wedding style. I’m partial to the Moonlit Owl design—a new twist on the usual lovebirds!
What I love most: A WeddingDNA membership means invitations can be ready in the time it takes you to download and edit a Word doc with your info and press “print.” Then just put out some snacks, turn the music on, and call your family and friends over for an invitation party that’ll create both lasting memories and that unmistakable feeling of a job well done.