Personalize Your Wedding Without Breaking the Bank

March 8th, 2010 by Sandie Della Bella

With wedding budgets tighter than ever, many brides are personalizing their invitations online. Wilton’s print your own wedding invitations have the look and feel of professionally printed invites, at a fraction of the cost.

Save the Date CardOne of the first items a bride-to-be will purchase after getting engaged is her announcements. It can be very fun and exciting to determine how to tell your friends and families to “Save the Date!” From humorous announcements to a more formal approach, there are a variety of options available. My favorites are those that encompass a little surprise element that is unique and clever and will keep your special event top of mind for those you will be inviting.

Save the Date TicketWilton has several “Save the Date” announcements that are sure to get the attention of those on your guest list, like the car postcard with a little envelope on the back that holds the Save the Date information, or this darling ticket design that can be perforated off so just the details are saved. Both come with miniature magnets so your recipients can easily keep the info on display on a refrigerator or magnetic bulletin board.

Many invitation designs are available to compliment your wedding style – from traditional white invitations to trendy pocket invitations. Pocket invitations have gained in popularity over the past couple of years as brides have found that the multiple cards included provide an organized and beautiful way to include a variety of information for their guests.

We have found that many brides would like to extend their signature wedding color to the invitation. If you have a little bit of time and a dash of creativity, you can customize your invitation with embellishments such as crystals, ribbons, layered bands, etc. and create a unique invitation that compliments your wedding style! Here are just a few examples of how to embellish invitations to match your style:

Embellished Invitations

Wilton provides you with the templates, fonts, wording choices and layouts you need to produce beautiful invitations. After purchasing the style of Wilton invitation that you like (from your local retailer or from our online wedding shop), go to and follow the directions on how to print beautiful invitations that are sure to have your guests marveling at your creativity!

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Sandie Della Bella Sandie is the Sr. Director of New Business Development for the wedding and licensing categories. Having been involved in these two areas of business for over 15 years, she has the pleasure of working with a talented team of product managers whose goal is to help people provide a memorable celebration for two very important occasions – weddings and birthdays! Along with providing the bride with an economical and beautiful solution for all of her wedding needs, from announcements to favors, she enjoys working with licensing partners to determine which character will be the star of the birthday party. From SpongeBob to Tinker Bell, it’s all about bringing delight to the birthday boy or girl! Sandie enjoys a very dynamic family life that involves juggling the schedules of two busy teenage daughters, and chasing after her toddler son!

11 Replies

  1. Trendy Bride says:

    I love the ticket idea for the save the dates .. !!!

  2. Carmen says:

    I am making my first wedding cake (for my nephew). I am making a 3 tier heart shape cake. The last two layers will be on top of the other were as the small piece will be placed on pillars. My question: Do I need to add dowels on the bottom two cakes? These cake will be covered with fondant. Any ideas or suggestion is truly appriecated…

    • Mary Gavenda says:

      When you stack cakes, you should support the tiers with dowel rods.
      If you are stacking two bottom tiers, support each with their own dowel rods. The top tier (whether you stack directly on or separate it with pillars and plates) will not need dowel rods unless the topper (ornmament or flower arrangement) you put on the cake is heavy. We have some informaiton on the Wilton Website that will give you more information. Hope it helps. Good luck with your nephew’s wedding cake.

  3. Diane says:

    I recently made my daughters wedding cake. I’ve never worked so hard to make a wedding cake as perfect as I could. Not to say I didn’t make previous one’s perfect too, but this one is my only daugher’s wedding. I had to be perfect. I had to recruit the best man and groom to kneed and color the fondant, and they even enjoyed doing the fondant rolling it out. LOL, better them than me. The black was the easy part. The purple took forever, but actually turned out GREAT!!! It was a Nightmare Before Christmas cake, and I even made the cake topper. I wanted to do a yellow moon behind the gazebo, but time ran out. Took me 3 days, but everyone loved it.

    If I could figure out how to add a picture on here, I’d show you what it looked like. Came out great!!!

  4. Eunice says:

    What size pans for a four tier cake for 100 people for a wedding.

  5. Dale Dykstra says:

    I need help with printing wedding invitations and reply cards in pattern 1010-118 —Doves. When I first printed them, they came out beautifully; but I needed 50 more and when I tried to run these, everything prints with a black square around it that was not there for my first 100. What am I doing differently (wrong) Since I don’t know how to get back to this place, email me at

  6. Kathy Casey says:

    When I print the place cards the same name comes out on all of them on the sheet. How do I fix that? After you put one name in it says print and then the same name is on all place cards!

    • Jess says:

      I’m having the same problem! It says that personalizing the place cards is only available on the word template on the ? But I can’t find it anywhere, this is very frustrating

      • Desiree Smith says:


        I’m sorry you’re experiencing issues. I would recommend for you to call our Customer Support team at 1-800-794-5866 for troubleshooting.

        Thank you.

  7. asia baldwin says:

    trying to figure out how to create my wedding invitations

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