Printable Summer Invitation and Thank You Card from VanillaRetro

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It’s that time of year where thousands of brides and grooms are preparing to send their wedding invitations – in the northern hemisphere at least. For there is no more popular season to get hitched in than summer (although, there is an increasing number of fall weddings in the past couple of years).

Now, if you’re fortunate to live in a warm climate, (which pretty much rules out the northern UK where I’m from) you can almost guarantee perfectly warm, dry weather on your big day, which is the reason most couples opt for summertime nuptials. Every anniversary henceforth shall hopefully be spent sipping wine on a sun-soaked veranda somewhere, enjoying the prolonged sunlight and toasting to another year together as a happily married couple.

But I suppose there is a downside to a summer wedding. And that lies, in some part, with the invitations. January and February are not the most affluent months of the year, with many of us suffering the after-effects of a slight overspend during the Christmas holidays, and with invitations costing, on average, in excess of £200 (or $400), it can be quite an outlay for those on a tight budget.  But woe is the bride and groom who do not send their invitations in time, and risk losing a significant proportion of their guests to their annual family holiday. Yup, summertime isn’t just popular for weddings.

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So, here is a simple solution for you summertime brides-to-be: our FREE printable wedding invitation template designed by VanillaRetro, exclusively for DIY Bride.

The design is tastefully vintage, with floral attributes and a modern simplicity.  Simply download and print (using Windows Photo Viewer, select the option to print two to a page to get 5 x 7-in. printouts), carefully trim to size, then fill in your details by hand . All you need is a home printer and a good card stock. Combine with ivory, pink, peach, or lime envelopes to add a splash of color to your invitations, and you’re good to go. And, because we love giving you the full package, why not also download the matching Thank You cards too?

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If you have any questions or feedback on the design for VanillaRetro, please let us know below in the comments!  Thanks, and enjoy the free download!

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