How to: Do It Yourself Seed Wedding Invitation Kit
Do it yourself brides will be pleased to hear that they can now print their seed wedding invitations from the comfort of their own home.
What You'll Need
- Do It Yourself Seed Wedding Invitation Kit for 30 invitations
- Free printables: seed wedding invitation templates
- Adobe Reader
- Printer with colored ink cartridges
- Utility knife
- Cutting mat (or surface you can cut on)
Download a free printable wedding design template found here. Choose the design, color combination, and orientation that you like best.
Open the template using Adobe Reader. Don’t have Adobe Reader? Download the program here.
Having trouble opening the file in Adobe Reader? If your computer default is set to open PDFs in another program, control-click the DIY Wedding Template file and select “Open With” from the menu options. Choose Adobe Reader.
Once the file is open, and if you do not see an editing toolbar where it includes a spot to change the font and size, then press Ctrl + E (or Command + E on a Mac) to activate the type editing palette. Or you can activate the Properties Bar from the top menu. Here’s how.
On a PC: Go to View > Show/Hide > Toolbar Items > Properties Bar
On a Mac: Go to View > Toolbars > Properties Bar
Using your mouse and cursor, double click the text you would like to change and begin typing the text you would like to display. You can change the text font, size, color and the formatting. It is easier to double click the text than try to select it. Select “More” from the Properties Toolbar for even more options.
Note: If you have trouble changing the names, first make the font size smaller. We recommend starting with a 20 point font and making it larger if there's room.
Double-check your spelling!
Do a test print on a regular sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper to ensure that the invitation looks the way you would like. We recommend using a top feed printer in which you place the paper at the top and it slides through and exits the printer at the bottom. Bottom feed printers can work, although it causes the paper to be subject to going through a series of rollers in a boomerang path, bending the paper and increasing the chance of it shifting.
Insert plantable seed paper sheets and begin printing your invitations. If printer feeding errors occur, try loading one sheet of plantable paper at a time.
A note about crop marks
Each wedding invitation sheet comes with crop marks built into the printed design. Use these crop marks to trim your 5x7 inch invitations down to size. Take a ruler, line it up to where the 2 black lines on the edge of the invitation are located then cut with a utility knife. We recommend using a metal ruler and trimming your invitations on a smooth surface such as a cutting mat that won’t be damaged from the knife.
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