(Closed) DIY Invitation Regret?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

*raises hand* I discussed this a bit with Stiletto after my invite budget breakdown post yesterday. I loved DIYing my invites, but man, they were a pain in the butt and I am SO GLAD to be done!

Also we had a B-list and after a lot more A-listers turned us down than we thought. It turned out I didn’t buy enough supplies for all the B-list invites I needed to make. Just imagine me and Mama Bunny running around like crazy printing out invites on resume paper, hand addressing envelopes and shoving them in the envelopes without liners. Yeah. it wasn’t pretty or fun AT ALL.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

P. S. You are *this close* to 1,000!!!

*cheers you on*

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

I regret doing them at the last minute . So when it came time to print them, the colors were wrong, but okayed the proofs anyway cuz of time.

I wish I had taken the time to make sure everything was perfect.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

The only regret I have is that I used the wrong adhesive so the pocket folds didn’t stick properly…

Post # 7
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Helper bee

PS – let it be known that was my 1001’st post!  YAY!!  Now I can go have a baby 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Mrs Corn that is too funny!!!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yes, I didn’t realize how expensive DIYing our invites would end up costing us. In the end we could have spent almost the same amount and gone with the ones I originally wanted, but thought were too expensive and probably been much happier. Ours turned out alright I guess, but certainly nothing impressive and they didn’t exactly fit with our color scheme either. Oh well, at least I can say they were totally unique and most people probably just threw them out anyway. *sigh*

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m going back and forth about DIYing the invites. On the one hand I want something unique, and I have not seen anything for sale that I like (and I refuse to spend a small fortune on something people are going to throw away). However, I know that doing something yourself does not neccessarily make it less expensive. I want something fairly easy, and inexpensive, but still want the wow factor, not “wow what a cheapo she made these herself, how crappy is the wedding going to be?”

Nice to see responses from those who have been there. Luckily, I still have plenty of time to make up my mind. In the meantime though it’s driving me bonkers! 🙂

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I gocco’ed the STD’s and the reception card. The invites were printed by pro’s, but I designed them. For me, the diy decision was for myself because I wanted them to be original. I’m hoping it only brings my wedding down to earth because this whole business is pretty frivolous. In reality, I’m sure I didn’t save any money because gocco supplies aren’t cheap!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I love our invites but I do regret not planning very well. I live in a tiny town so in order to get paper products I was either in the car for 2 hours or paying shipping costs to get all those little extras I forgot to buy the first time or two or three around.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My only regret is that our pocketfold is bronze, and I decided to change our metallic neutral to gray instead.  I know that no one will notice, but I notice and it makes me a little bummed when I think about it.  But then I just think about all the things I love (my dress, photographer, and escort cards) and I realize it really is one small detail of hundreds.  You’ll be okay!

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