(Closed) Cheap DIY wedding invitations – where to buy materials?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

The BEST place I’ve found for paper is anchopaper.com

I got ALL my wedding paper (pocketfold, which i DIY, & backing for invites, program covers and pages, all 700, guestbook, and extra for monogram backings) pre-cut for 100 bucks

Check out their cardstock section, I used their 80#cover astrobright b/c it worked for our colors but they have a really nice 105#stock Stardreams Metallics for something a little thicker.

Also, for printing I would look into a college in your area. Yes, I say your local college. Call their Media Services Department and ask about their printing services. I printed my Invites, Maps, & Monograms for a whopping 8 bucks at the college here!

Finding a good place for printing saved me HUNDREDS of dollars so that would be my BEST diy advice!

Have fun and good luck =)

Post # 4
37 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve got about 200 guests and I am also DIYing my invites. I have seriously spent hours comparing prices for all my paper & supplies. The best I could find was definitely Anchor Paper as well! I had to buy my envelopes through Envelope Mall because Anchor didn’t have my colors. You can definitely get much better deals online than at Michael’s or AC Moore.

I spent $45 at Anchor (250 sheets of cardstock, 250 sheets of kraft paper, and 250 sheets of white cardstock + shipping) and $40 at Envelope Mall (200 A7 envelopes and 100 A4 Envelopes)

I’m going to print the design (that my Future Sister-In-Law created in Photoshop) and we’ll put them together ourselves. I should be able to do all my invites (including a pocketfold with enclosures), programs, escort cards, and backing cards for my Save the Date magnets.

Some other websites with cheap paper/envelopes:

Paper-Papers, The Papermill Store, Cards and Pockets

Post # 5
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I also have about 200 guests and DIYing my invites. Michael’s is good because they give 40% coupons in their weekly add. I got mine from Target on clearance. A pack of 50 invites with replies cost $17 (down from $35). I bought 3 packs and it’s great quality. It even has the raised ink design on it. Check your local Target.

Post # 6
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Office Depot… they all have pretty much the same selection though

Post # 7
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I bought my cardstock at an office supply store and then my punches at hobby lobby. My envelopes were walmart after christmas clearance.

Post # 8
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Convert guests to households. My sister bought an invitation for each person forgetting that some guests will be coming from the same household.

Post # 9
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I also got mine at Target on clearance. I added some ribbon, a belly band and a map card, which I got the materials for at Joanns. I also got enclosure envelopes on clearance at Paper Source. All in all I spent less than $150 on 90 invites.

Post # 10
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Mine ended up being $2.89 per invite, and all they needed for postage was a regular priced stamp. You can see them here.

I purchase from Joanns, Office Depot, Michaels, and Cards and Pockets.

Post # 11
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Buy your paper uncut and send it to http://www.moxicopy.com for printing!  Printing invitations in color (double sided) cutting them (full bleed) and folding them (trifold) cost me 11 cents an invitation.

I bought the paper at LCI paper and it cost me $50 for enough paper for 100 invitations (2 per 11×17 sheet).

Post # 12
4 posts

Great advice! Does anyone know of a reasonable place to take the pocket fold envelopes to have each guests name and address printed on them?


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