How to Create Free Wedding Invitations Online
By Charlie Gaston
Updated September 22, 2017
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Creating free wedding invitations online can help drive down the cost of your wedding and ensure all family members and friends are invited to share in the union of the bride and groom. While the idea of purchasing expensive wedding invitations is appealing, it is not necessary. Use a free fillable wedding invitation template to make your wedding invitation in less than an hour and for only the cost of paper and ink.
Go to Microsoft.com.
Browse the alphabetical list of template choices on the right-hand side of your computer screen.
Click “See All Categories,” which will open a new window containing subcategories of templates.
Find the “Invitations” category and click “Wedding Invitations.”
Browse the free templates. Your wedding invitation must set the tone for the wedding ceremony, so choose a selection that matches the style of the wedding.
Click “Download.” Click “Save As” and enter a file name to save the template on your computer.
Insert text and graphics. Customize the template with the details of the wedding. Highlight the text already inside the text box and click “Delete.”
Recognize the bride’s parents at the top of the wedding invitation. Enter a statement of acknowledgment such as, “Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Parents request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter.”
Invite guests to join in the union of the bride and groom. Enter the full name of the bride and groom. Check the spelling and write the middle name of the bride and groom.
Write the date, time and location of the wedding ceremony in long form. For example, write “Seven-thirty” instead of “7:30.” Include a short statement about the reception. “Reception to follow,” will suffice.
Save the final version of the wedding invitation.
Insert wedding stationery into your printer's paper tray per the manufacturer’s instructions. Wedding stationery is available at wholesale prices and can be purchased in packs of 25, 50 or 100 from local stationery stores.
Print the wedding invitations. Click “Print.”
Have a second person look over your wedding invitation before you print them.
Always save your template in case you need to make changes before printing.
Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.