(Closed) Design your own or pre-made?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

You can look for creative ideas and templates around the web. Like start at magnetstreet.com and look at what they have and if you see one you like you can try to design it yourself. It probably would be a lot cheaper!

 

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

When I made a short list of all the things I cared the most about for my wedding, invites were not anywhere near the top.  So….I bought pre-made easy-to-use ones, since they were not that important to me.  🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yes as others said there are templates and also there are DIY kits at places like Micheals etc where you could have kind of a happy medium. 

I am making mine myself because we are on a tight budget and I didn’t want anything fancy. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it just depends on your own situation, so I’d price everything out just to be sure you’re spending as little money as you need to.  For us, since we had a relatively small number of invites (50) it was cheaper to design, print, cut and assemble ourselves (including the price of buying a printer).  Many places will charge “set-up” or “base” prices for printing invites, so the invites actually cost less each with the more you print.  I used Photoshop and InDesign (Adobe) for mine, feel free to PM me.

 

Post # 7
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11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I designed ours and had them printed through Vistaprint (and with a Groupon). I got exactly what I wanted and didn’t spend $1000 like I would have elsewhere. 

Post # 8
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182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We ordered a digital set on etsy and are having them printed at a local independent printer. They turned out really great.

Post # 9
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551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

we did the same, vistaprint groupon or living social, they run those ALL the time and then you can post your link in one of the boards, and maybe get your deal for free:) you can upload your own design or choose one they already have and they even come with envelopes, or you can put them into your own pocketfold, there’s a tutorial on here. I just decided that after putting together a list of what we need to do, invites could be ordered, as long as we found an economically way to do it. We have so many other items on our list that are higher up on the priority for time and money 🙂 good luck!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I was planning on buying a digital design off of Etsy, which usually runs about $50, and then you take the digital file and print it how you like. Very economical. After looking at about every invitation on the internet, I decided I could design something workable in Powerpoint (the world’s most underrated graphic design tool), which is great for geometric and text designs. If you are concerned about cost, just remember the less pieces of paper you put in the invitation, the less you spend!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I designed and constructed my own, BUT – invites were important to me. I was able to save 75% by doing them myself rather than ordering a similar thing through an Etsy shop.

I have the skill, time, and interest in doing it though. If you aren’t confident in your abilities, I would say you’re probably better off outsourcing that particular job. The cost for tools and supplies can really add up (I owned most of the tools already), and the frustration factor can be huge if you aren’t comfortable with it.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

My husband is an artist, so he designed ours.  It only cost about $80 to get them printed!  He had to do a lot of shopping though to find that price.

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