Post # 1
I have a year and a half until my wedding. I am crafty and have really been considering DIY invites. I first fell in love with pocketfold invites. Now I am in love with all in one send and seal invites. I like that they are enviromentally friendly and im always up for a two in one deal.
I thought I was computer savy when I sat down a few days ago to begin my process of creating a invite. Evidentally this isn’t the case. I would appreciate any and all help.
I am also wondering is it worth it to DIY?
Post # 3
Do you have any pictures to use as inspiration? That would be my first suggestion. Find out what you find visually appealing; borders, colors, fonts, spacing, textures, etc. Once you’ve got a decent idea of what you want it to look like, then you can start playing in your word/drawing program of choice. I also like to start with your largest piece of paper and work backwards. For example, if you’re starting with a 12×12 piece of cardstock, how is that going to break down with folding? Maybe you will want to break it into 4.5/4.5/3 or 5/5/2. Then you can figure out the dimensions of the internal pieces and create your invite from there. PM me if you have questions about pulling together a template.
Post # 4
Hi there. I just finished mine. They are a self seal with a perf for the postcased. The only thing is I work with printers who will be doing the scoring and perf line for me, because with all my DIY projects I wasn’t going to tackle that. I desiged it to be printed on a legal sheet of really nice linen cover stock and then be trimmed down. I designed it in inDesign. Let me know if you have any questions.
Post # 5
I did DIY invites and barely used a computer at all. They were pretty simple to make and I’ve had a lot of compliments on them so far. Whether or not it’s “worth it” depends on your considerations. For me, it would have cost at least $6-$8 per invitation to order something similar here and the minimum quantity would have been 50 (I only needed 38). I ended up making mine for less than it would have cost to buy something like it. I posted about them previously here with a link to the tutorial I made for them. I don’t know what your skill level is or how complicated you want to make them. Just remember that the more complicated they are, the more they cost to make and the longer it takes to get them finished. With a year and half to go, you probably have plenty of time, though!