How To Make Wedding Invitations On Microsoft Publisher

    Create Your Own Invitations

    Follow this tutorial to create your own invitations. They are perfect for wedding, or bridal shower invites! Grab the free font downloads and start creating beautiful invitations for your special event in no time!

    diy invitations in microsoft

    I love browsing through all of the pretty wedding invitation designs available for purchase on Pinterest and Etsy, but I feel like it’s extra special if I can create my own.

    It’s the personal touch that makes all the difference! Not to mention, it’s a real cost-saver. #yesplease

    Plus, once you’re a master at creating your own design, you have the freedom to customize it for any event in the future! It’s really a win-win :)I had the honor of hosting my sister’s bridal shower and had so much fun creating these custom invitations for her special day. (I also used this same method for creating her wedding invitations!)

    I like to use Microsoft Publisher to make DIY invitations because it is simple to use and is included with most Microsoft Office packages.

    Here’s the exact steps I used to create these bridal shower invitations for my sister’s wedding!

    How To Make Wedding Invitations – Tutorial

    wedding invitation made using Microsoft Publisher

    Step 1: Choose the size of your card

    When you open Microsoft Publisher you should see this:

    Microsoft Publisher screenshot getting started

    Select ‘Blank Page Sizes’ and then choose your desired card size. I used A5 (Portrait).

    Microsoft Publisher screenshot choosing A5 (Portrait)

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    Step 2: Start with your text

    Once your document is open, begin by adding a text box. To do this, click on ‘Insert’ and then select ‘Text Box’

    Microsoft Publisher screenshot insert Text Box

    Resize and position the text box in the area in which you want to add your text. You will probably be adding multiple text boxes depending on the different amounts of text you want to include on your card.

    Once your text box is where you want it, enter your desired text. Play around with different fonts and sizes to come up with a look that you like.

    How To Download Custom Fonts In Publisher

    One way I love to add even more customization is by downloading unique fonts using www.dafont.com. They have tons of different styles to choose from that are FREE!

    It’s really simple to use – just follow these quick steps:

    • Go to www.dafont.com and select the font you like

    dafont screenshot creating custom fonts

    • Once you’ve decided on a font, click on ‘Download’

    dafont screenshot download custom font

    • When the file finishes downloading, open in new window (it should look something like this):

    WinRAR screenshot how to unzip

    • Double click on the first file and it will open a window displaying your selected font

    Print Clearly (TrueType) screenshot

    • Click the ‘Install’ button at the top. Once the installation finishes, the font should be available in the drop down font menu within all of your Microsoft Office programs

    Microsoft Publisher screenshot selecting your custom font

    You can download/install as many different fonts as you want to mix up the look of your card. I love mixing a clean crisp font with a handwritten script look.

    Here’s what my card looked like after adding two different text boxes as well as combining 5 different fonts (specific names and event details have been changed for privacy reasons 😉 )

    Microsoft Publisher screenshot showing a bridal shower invitation

    Here is a breakdown of the 5 different fonts I used:

    Microsoft Publisher screenshot showing which fonts were used

    To get these fonts for yourself just click on the appropriate links below:

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    Step 3:  Add an image

    Select ‘Insert’ and hover over ‘Picture’ and select either ‘Clip Art’ or ‘From File’ to add any saved image to your card

    Microsoft Publisher screenshot inserting picture from file

    When the image imports to your document, it will disrupt the way your text is formatted (see below), but this is an easy fix.

    Microsoft Publisher screenshot applying a template

    Right click on the image, hover over the word ‘Order’ and select ‘Send to Back’

    Microsoft Publisher screenshot how to send image to back

    This will allow the text to return to your original layout and make it so that your image can be freely moved around without disrupting the overall look of your card. From here you can position the image wherever you like, as well as resize it using the little circles on the sides/corners.

    Microsoft Publisher screenshot how to apply a template

    Step 4: Print Settings

    Once you are happy with how your card looks, it’s time to print! You most likely chose a card size that is smaller than an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper, so make sure to follow the steps below to duplicate your design and make the most out of one sheet of paper.

    Select ‘File’ and click on ‘Print Setup’. Click on the drop down arrow where it says ‘Size’ and select ‘A4’. Then change the orientation to ‘Landscape’. After those two changes, you should see the option to select ‘Multiple copies per sheet’. Select this option.

    Microsoft Publisher screenshot how to print multiple copies per sheet

    Next, select ‘File’ and click on ‘Print Preview’, it should look something like this (or more if your card was a smaller size):

    Microsoft Publisher screenshot Bridal Shower Invitation Print Preview

    If everything looks good, hit ‘Print’ and do a little happy dance because you just created your own beautiful invitation! (I like to use Kraft paper to give it a rustic look, but any card stock paper would look great!)

    Just add a little twine and some dried flowers to give it that finished look, and you’re all set!

    A DIY wedding Invitation sitting on a wood table wrapped in twine with lavender

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