DIY Invitations

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: DIY Invitations - Yes or No
    Yes! Save all the money you can! : (48 votes)
    98 %
    NO! You're nuts! : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I voted yes, I plan on doing my own. If it’s a difference of saving $100 or less, personally , I probably wouldn’t bother because it is a lot of work for the most part but if you can save hundreds then I think is 100% worth the effort.

    Post # 4
    Member
    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Bben2009:  This is one area I knew I’d really be able to save on, so I’m DIY-ing. I originally was going to design them myself and then get them printed online, but now we are doing EVERYTHING ourselves, including printing, after we found amazing paper for cheap and good print ink at a discount.

    If you’ve found something that’s cute and easy, by all means DO it. Remember that most of those invites will eventually go in the trash (sad but true). While I LOVE high quality paper and letterpress and embossing, there are things that that money can go to that will make our day (and our guests) feel more special. When you DIY invitations you can purchase paper that would be too expensive to order from a shop, spend time on little details like twine and tags or pockets, etc. I think often times the overall effect can be just as good if not better! 

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    You can do it! 

    Post # 6
    Member
    759 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Do it!

    Post # 7
    Member
    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Bben2009:  I’m curious to know why you think you’re “crazy” for wanting to cut costs with invitations?

    Post # 8
    Member
    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Bben2009:  

    Why would it be crazy for you to get the invitations that you & everyone else LOVES?  Did I misunderstand the question?

    Post # 9
    Member
    476 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I am a huge proponent of a DIY invite!  It’s more of not being able to find what I want AND it doesn’t hurt that I’ll come out so much cheaper!

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We are doing our own.. but I wanted simple, pretty kraft paper ones, so they are super easy for me to do!

    If you think you can do them, go for it! It’ll save a BUNCH of money.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    @Bben2009:  do it! do it!  🙂  And post pics please!!

    Post # 13
    Member
    1689 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Bben2009:  We did our own.  I bought a kit and we did 125 invites for about $100.  I spent more on postage.

    It was a PITA, a ton of work, and incredibly annoying.  I think I put in 12-14 hours total.  However, I’m so glad we did it that way.  I have lovely invitations that came out exactly how I wanted them.  And they were CHEAP!

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