Post # 1
Are there any brides out there making their own invitiations.
I’ve put a lot of thought into this and I think I am going to make ours. I studied art graphics for A-level and this is something I love doing and without sounding big headed it seems silly to waste the talent and it gives more of a personal touch to the wedding.
I love the staggered cheque book style with a simplistic cover. And to have the RSVP page perforated so it can be torn out like a normal cheque book and sent back.
These are a few of the pictures that I am hoping to base the invites on. I would then use the same coloured card and paper and font to make the Order of Service, Seating Plan, Table names/numbers, Place Names and Menus.
Post # 3
I did. It was a lot of work, lots of money, and they look gorgeous.
My one suggestion is to make a sample before youbbuy all the paper you need. Send it through the mail to yourself and see how the paper, envelope, and binding holds up. If something doesn’t work, it is much cheaper to change it now, than it is after every supply has been purchased.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I also designed all of our paper items- save the dates, invites, programs, escort cards, etc. We saved a lot of money that way, and I love that our invite were unique to us.
Post # 5
I did, everyone loved them!
Post # 6
I made our STD’s and invitations and all the stuff that goes with it. It was really rewarding getting our STD’s in and seeing how everything turned out. FI and I love them 🙂
Post # 7
Yup, I’m designing all of our paper products. My parents own a printing company and can get great deals on paper. I am just designing in Microsoft Publisher with some inspirtation I found on Etsy. So far so good! I wanted unique paper products, and wasn’t about to shell out the money to have them custom designed. There are some limitations, but overall I have enjoyed the project. The one small splurge is pocketfold inner envelopes to hold all the pieces of the invite. Gotta have a little fancy. 🙂
Post # 8
I made my invitations in Microsoft Word. Printed it on cardstock and used a cutter to even the lines out when I cut it.
Boom, done! Have about 60 invites for less than $30.
They’re not fancy, they’re not layered or have any ribbon or special things, but they’re cute and simple just like we are 🙂
Post # 9
i designed and printed all my wedding stationery. i used pocketfolds with step inserts for my invites. my thank you cards were similar in style to what you posted for your invites. i found using a scoring board was very helpful when making the little booklets.
Post # 10
This is a mock up of what ours will look like, I made this one as a trial one and very impressed so now bought all the paper and card and ribbon!! Making everything else to match too, save the date, menus etc etc..
Post # 12
For those of you making them yourselves, where are you/did you print them?
Post # 13
I used catprint (catprint.com) to print mine. They do custom sizes and had many different paper types to choose from – canvas, cotton, linen, etc. They can mail you a sample of their different paper types with sample printing on it. They have a sample packet just for wedding stationary (http://www.catprint.com/drafts/1067841/jobs/new). They were really easy to work with and had a fast turnaround time. I printed all of my wedding invitation inserts and thank you cards thru catprint.
Post # 14
I’m making my own too – I don’t have pictures at work, but they are just a simple pocket fold which I made, the invitation itself, RSVP cards/envelopes and belly band. I am just using my regular colour laser printer, and it has worked great – no smudging or smearing.
The finished product is so rewarding!
Post # 15
My mom and I designed ours together. She is a graphic designer and used Adobe Illustrator. We printed them ourselves using shimmer papers in white and navy blue from Kelly Paper. The butterflies were punched from scrapbook papers and the rhinestone was from Michaels. The twine was purchased online, I need to ask my mom where since I don’t remember.
Post # 16
I made all our paper elements as well. Although we saved a ton of money it was very time consuming but I enjoyed every minute of it.