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Printable Bridal Shower Invitation... For Do-It-Yourselfers

Avoid the Bridal Shower Blues with a printable bridal shower invitation. You can save some time and money which will leave you free to worry about more important things, like losing five pounds before the bridal shower just so you can indulge in a fattening piece of cake!

Do-it-yourself kits are available for those who want to make their own printable bridal shower invitation. The internet provides an array of choices in this arena. However, I suggest visiting your local paper suppliers, stationery stores and wedding shops first. That way, you can see the items up close and feel the textures of the various products.

These kits many times include the envelopes, invitations and response cards as well as corresponding thank-you cards. You can also purchase the supplies separately. Search for decorative handmade papers, stationery, cardstock, envelopes and other coordinating accessories that may be suitable for your bridal shower theme. There are also printable bridal shower invitations where it is basically just a matter of filling the blanks.

Whether you use the kits, the "fill-in-the-blank option or purchasing all the supplies separately, you can create your own printable bridal shower invitation. Since computers have a variety of software programs these days, chances are that your word processing program, a design program like Publisher or image software will have some templates for invitations that you can customize for your own needs.

Keep a few things in mind when using a printable bridal shower invitation. Make sure that the paper or card stock you choose is compatible with your particular printer. For instance, ink smudging and smearing can occur if you use laser paper products in an inkjet printer.

Also, as with any computer program, there are always glitches. Buy extra supplies so you can afford to mess up. It can take a little trial and error to match margins and such when you print your invitations.

The World Wide Web is vast, so choices abound, including the free printable bridal shower invitation. With this option, you can create the invitation all online and have a selection of bridal shower template designs to choose from.

After deciding which template you want, you go step by step, from choosing your colors and card size to a personal message and bridal shower details. You can select from a number of fonts and clipart, even having the option of using your own pictures.

When you take the free printable bridal shower invitation route, it might be a good idea to hold off buying your paper supplies until after you have designed your invitation. That way, you know the size of paper or cardstock you will need.

Have fun and be creative. Think of theme ideas that will be personal to the bride, like a favorite hobby or how the bride and her husband-to-be met. With the wide selection of paper products these days, your printable bridal shower invitation will be a piece of cake to make. Oh, speaking of cake... forget those five pounds and treat yourself to a piece for a job well done!