If you’re lucky enough to be artistically inclined, there are some great ways to cut some costs on your wedding, and one such area is with the Save the Dates and Invitations. You will more than likely still need to get them printed professionally, but by not needing to pay someone else to design them for you, you have the opportunity to save yourself a couple of hundred pounds, particularly if you’re having a large number of guests as you usually pay per invite. I was one such person who was able to use watercolour paints and paper I already owned to design the background of my invites, scan them into my computer and then use Photoshop to add extra details such as the type and paint spots that I used on the back. I have also continued the watercolour theme on my place settings, menus and other signage for the day, using blues, pinks and purples to stay in-keeping with the colour scheme.
I thought it would be a good chance to give away a little freebie on the site by offering these watercolour backgrounds for you to use as you like. I’ve included the ones I used as the front sides for my Save the Dates and my Wedding Invitation, but also the more simple design I used as the back for the invitation. I got them printed at a size of 11.7cm by 18.2cm but saved them as 12cm by 18.5cm to account for a slight border around the edge when printed and cut. I used the same background for the RSVP cards as I did for the invitation and just printed two per page. I hope you’re able to use them.