Your wedding day is a special occasion that reflects your unique style and personality and whilst this generally starts with your wedding invitations, it doesn't have to end there. From...
WHAT IS CANVA?
Canva is a very popular online design tool (founded here in Australia!) that allows users to create beautiful designs in a quick, easy and pain free manor!
Yes, everyone can be a graphic designer and that is why I love Canva and am a huge advocate for this! What’s more, I’m a massive advocate for doing your own wedding invites through Canva because there is nothing greater than saying you ‘made it myself’.
(& yes, I know my day job is designing beautiful wedding stationery, but first and foremost I want people to feel empowered to create their own and really own their wedding styling… Seriously, how much pride do you feel when you complete a DIY project or someone compliments you on something you laboured over for hours... Come on, you know we all love that feeling of immense satisfaction in ourselves),
& If you love Canva as much as I do, then check out the How To Videos from our amazing friends at White Deer Graphic Design; Jacqui is a gun with all things Canva, and her tutorial videos are second to none! View them here.
How to design using our templates + canva
1. PURCHASE TEMPLATE + DOWNLOAD
Once you've purchased your fave template from our store, you'll receive a PDF document to download which will have the link for your Canva Template in here.
2. LOG INTO CANVA
Log in to Canva: sign in to Canva with your account or create one if you don't have it already.
3. OPEN UP YOUR TEMPLATE
Click on the link in the original PDF you received when you purchased your template: this will open up the template in a new artboard for you to work from.
4. CUSTOMISE YOUR TEMPLATE
Add in all your important information to make the template yours! Add in names, event details, RSVP dates, finer details etc.
5. DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING... TWICE
We strongly recommend getting a second person to look over your design and double check spelling, event details (e.g. address, date, time) and that all your info is correct!
Nothing worse than sending design to print with errors (also somewhat heart attack enducing...!).
6. PREVIEW + CHECK YOUR DESIGN
Now is the important time: previews.
Here is where you also need to double check your artboard size (are you printing in A5, then you may need to change your artboard to A5).
Are all your elements aligned. Has something moved out of alignment. DO NOT RUSH this step. Better yet, take a day away from your design and come back with fresh eyes. You'll thank yourself you did.
7. DOWNLOAD YOUR DESIGN TO A PDF
You are almost there!
Once you are happy with the design, download your PDF and be sure to select the following download options:
PDF for Printing
Bleeds for Printing
Once downloaded, you will have a Print Ready PDF!
8. SEND FOR PRINTING
The final & all important step... Sending to print!
Whether you are using VistaPrint, Officeworks, Canva or another reputable printer (like us), you can ensure your end result will be amazing!
TIPS FOR DESIGNING WITH CANVA
Here's our quick tips for designing with Canva!
1. Take you time: try not to rush as this is when mistakes happen
2. Double/triple check everything and get a second set of eyes to look over your design before printing
3. If you want to personalise your invite with your guest names, you may not be able to use online print services like VistaPrint or Officeworks. If you are after personalised printing services, please contact us as we'd be happy to help!
4. Don't be afraid to play with a design: a template is just a template... make it your own in any way you see fit!
5. If you want help with your designing, join our Facebook Group! More details on that below.
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