Post # 1
What are your thoughts on DIY invitations? I found some invitations that I, FI, FMIL, my mother, and everyone LOVE. They are so cute and would be SO easy to do by ourselves.
Am I crazy for wanting to cut costs here? I could make over $100 invitations for less than $50.
Post # 3
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
@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 # 7
@Bben2009: I’m curious to know why you think you’re “crazy” for wanting to cut costs with invitations?
Post # 8
Why would it be crazy for you to get the invitations that you & everyone else LOVES? Did I misunderstand the question?
Post # 9
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
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
@Bben2009: do it! do it! 🙂 And post pics please!!
Post # 12
The only reason that I think I would be crazy for doing them is because of the stress it could add for actually doing them.
But I agree with all of y’all – I’d be crazy not to do them. I’ll post pictures when they are done, but it will be a while, I’m sure. We are doing them on kraft paper and then putting a white doiley on the top portion. Sounds ugly, but is incredibly cute!
Post # 13
@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!