How to print your wedding vows yourself. [Free Resource]
The first step towards keeping your wedding vows is remembering them. While nothing beats having a video of your wedding vows (I'm biased as a wedding videographer), printing and framing them out is beautiful keepsake to immortalise your nuptials; and they make a perfect wedding or anniversary present. You don't have to be a designer to do so, and it may be a lot easier and cheaper than you think! I've listed below some steps you can take, as well as some tips and free resources.
The first thing you want to do ahead of time is to make sure that you (and your partner) keep the paper that you write your vows on. This is easier said than done, with so much else going that it might slip your mind on the day.
A solution is to discuss with your wedding photographer beforehand. You can request that they get a clear, non-artistic photo of your vows, just for your reference. That way, that's one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.
Design with Canva
If you are a creative person or have a knack for design, you could try making the designs yourself. There are many user-friendly softwares available that make it so easy to create a beautiful designs, and if you're looking for the best one, look no further than Canva. It's free to use, and you can sign up for a 30-day free trial for their Pro features.
It can be difficult to start from scratch, so if you're looking for some inspiration you could browse the templates available on Canva, or you could browse Pinterest.
Tip: Printing will be much easier if you ensure the document canvas fits the standard photo frame sizes. The common ones are 5 x 7", 8 X 10", 11 x 14", 16 x 20", 20 X 30".
Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated/sponsored with any of the companies below.
If you've been planning your wedding for a while, chances are you've already browsed Etsy at some point. Etsy is an online marketplace known for bespoke, beautiful handmade items, and is to go place to find some hidden gems.
Some of the hidden gems are these minimalist, aesthetic wedding vows designs. They are painless to edit and don't require you to download any software: just replace the words on the browser. You can also try them out before you purchase them.
Creative Market is an online marketplace for design assets, and one of my favourite websites. This is a great resource for someone with a little more design experience, or if you have a very specific idea of what you want and want more creative control.
For example, you could get a whole creative bundle; and you can match your wedding invites, website, menu, door gifts with the same theme.Some designs may require you to have Photoshop, Indesign, but if you're not afraid to learn something new, I would recommend giving it a go.
3. Find a printer & a frame. Finally, once you're happy with the design, it's time to print them out. If you had followed the tip above, the printed vows will fit nicely in standard photo frames. You will be able to print it out at your local stationary store. Tip: Use a textured paper rather than an standard A4 paper, for that extra finesse. You can usually buy single pieces, and can get someone to cut it for you.
I hope you've found that useful. You can download a PSD. file of the wedding vows design above from the link here.
As a thank you for reading this far, for the first 5 people that get in touch, I will design a bespoke, personalised wedding vow for you for free (worth $15). Contact me here, mentioning that you'll like a wedding vow designed, and I'll be in touch. Cheers, Mark Song
Sound Moments Christchurch Wedding Videographer