Designing your own wedding invitation card is quite a good idea if you want to save up money and use it for something else in the process of wedding preparation of yours. 

As it is your first time, you might not be sure about what you have to do first and what's the dos and don'ts for making a wedding invitation card. Here are some of the important tips that can be useful for you: 

1. Decide on the Size 

You are free to choose any size for your wedding invitation card as nowadays, you can create it in any size and even shape possible with the existing technology. However, in choosing the size of your wedding invitation card, you have to consider several things, such as whether or not they fit in the mail and also the budget. 

Your wedding invitation card's size must be within the allowed size for mailing especially if you must send out your wedding invitation card to people who are far away. If your wedding invitation card's size exceeds the maximum allowed size for mailing, then you have to pay extra, and you surely don't want that. So make sure to check the size and design your wedding invitation card smaller than that. You can be creative and make your wedding invitation card as postcards for a more compact and convenient design, but this is not very common and a wedding invitation card in that size is quite small. 

But that's not all. It is advisable to buy the envelope first and design the wedding invitation card according to the size of your envelope instead of making a custom envelope size for your invitation so you can save up money. So make sure that you remember to adjust the size of your wedding invitation design to your envelope. 

2. Design with professional tools 

If you want a high-quality design, then you have to use professional tools, especially for the design. Since you're doing the design digitally, it is best that you use software for a professional designing process. You can first do a rough sketch and then transfer the idea to the software, just make sure that the final result is clean and compatible with high-quality printing. 

You can choose to use either Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or CorelDraw for the design of a wedding invitation card. Just remember that it is better to use vectors for design instead of bitmap for the best quality wedding invitation card. 

3. Work with a color palette 

Colors can do so much to your wedding invitation card. They make your wedding invitation card look more appealing, have more personality, and also adds individualism to it. You have to be able to choose the right colors to make the right image and make your wedding invitation card fit the theme. The choice of colors is really important because only with the right colors you can evoke the right emotions and impression in the minds of your guests. 

For example, if you want an elegant looking wedding invitation card, then try to stick to cream, white, and toned down colors. Add extra shine to it with gold ornaments or decorations for extra luxury and refined impression. But if you want your wedding invitation card to look bold, then you can choose bright colors that are vibrant and strong. Match the colors of your choice to the theme of your wedding and find the supporting colors to complement it.