With regards to STD we chose to only send them to out-of-town guests. Everyone else has found out by word-of-mouth and we used facebook to confirm the date and collect addresses to sent out the formal invitations.
First we chose the colour scheme for the wedding and looked to incorporate that into the stationery. Which we have chosen to be navy, purple and gold.
The STD template I made was an amalgamation of two free online templates that I found. The border I took from the Invitation template that we are using. The inside calendar part I took from this template. Then I added in the text in the middle, the cursive font used was Windsong and the other fond was Avenir. I then used a gold metallic pen to draw the hearts around the dates.
For the envelopes we simply created a text document with a textbox the size of the envelope and wrote the name and address of the recipient (once again using the Windsong font). I would highly recommend doing a couple of trial runs with scrap paper just to ensure that the alignment is right. Though a little time consuming I am really pleased with the result of this.
Paper trimmer- £5
I ended up purchasing a new ink cartridge but we didn't use it all up doing the STD.
Total cost - £23 (excluding stamps)
53p UK 2nd Class
97p Standard International post- We had a couple of STD to send to France and USA
We love how they turned out and love the price even more. I think the fact that we were able to personalise and have more control over the design make them even more special.
Have you ever made your own invitations or paper stationery products? If so leave a link to your favourite projects