DIY Invitations PLEASE HELP!!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We haven’t done our invitations yet, but our plan is to buy a template through Etsy.  My understanding is that you can buy a template, and it’s emailed to you as a JPEG.  Then, you can take that image and have it printed in person at Costco or Staples, or have it done online through places like VistaPrint.  I’m going to go the VistaPrint route. They constantly have Groupons available, and if you become a member, they will email you deals like craaaaazy!

Post # 4
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5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I designed mine on VistaPrint and they were reasonably priced.  You can also get invitation kits from Staples/OfficeMax/Target/Michael’s etc. if you have a really nice laser printer at home.

Post # 5
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8425 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@cmoest:  I would highly recommend using something other than word, it’s very limited when it comes to design unless you get some sort of template.  I used InDesign and photoshop, and I believe Adobe does a 30 day free trail for their programs.  I’ve heard other brides using illustrator, publisher and power point as well.  I use photoshop to make my templates, this is one that I’m doing for my friend’s wedding (I have no graphic design training).

Here’s a picture of the mock-up invite I did for her

Post # 6
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88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@cmoest:  weddingchicks.com.  They have different design templates, you choose your wording and colors and they plug it in for you.  Best part?  The template is free!  I made mine using this website and then took the finished product to Staples to print for me.

Post # 9
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@cmoest:  Ive been trying to do RSVP on power point, you have a bit more freedome to move things around compaired to word, im no where nere computer savy so i dont know i want to DIY my invits if you figure something out please le me know

Post # 12
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2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I designed mine in publisher and had them printed through VistaPrint.

Here’s a little sneak peak of how they’ve turned out…I know it doesn’t show much, but I kept mine pretty basic and embellished more with the paper and accents. I will take better pictures eventually.

Post # 13
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1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m having a similar problem. I purchased my invites/response cards from DB (since we just wanted something relateively cheap) and I am putting them in a pocketfold but I now have aboslutely no idea how to get my other inserts to line up right and match the original invite. 🙁 I feel dumb for having ordered my invites so early before I knew exactly what I wanted/needed.

Post # 14
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

I’m doing all of mine in PowerPoint and have made my save the dates using it too. Lots of people said my save the dates looked pro. You just need a basic understanding of the program and how to size things and you’ll be fine.

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I printed my own wedding invitations.  I had to do them twice because the first invite I designed/printed wasn’t pretty enough.

 

 

 

I would suggest looking at the BRIDES Wedding Collection at Michael’s.  The invites I bought came with an embossed design on them, so all I had to do was add text.  They turned out great! I got lots of compliments.

 

 

 

http://www.michaels.com/Brides-Exclusive-Wedding-Stationery/products-wedding-bridesexclusiveweddingstationery,default,sc.html

 

Post # 16
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would suggest purchasing a design from etsy… they have gorgeous designs to choose from and for many you can buy the file for $25 and have it printed wherever you want, or even at home (I recommend http://www.catprint.com). i designed my own invitations in Illustrator but I am a graphic designer so it was easy for me to do. 🙂

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