- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
anhelms: I DIY-ed my invitations! I bought cards, inserts (both of which came with envelopes), a rubber stamp and ink pad, and some skeleton leaves to decorate the front:
Even with over-ordering on the blanks in case of errors and misprints, it still worked out at like 80p an invite, so much cheaper than getting a professional to do them.
We didn’t include an RSVP card, but we did give three options of RSVPing – email, phone or by post if they wanted. And we did include a big information sheet, but that was free because my FH gets free printing at the University where he does his PhD. Hurrah!
I have become a bit neurotic about the quality of them the longer I spend looking at them, and worry that maybe getting a professional would have been better, but given the huge saving we made, and the fact that like 90% of them will end up in the bin, we couldn’t really justify it.
The total price breakdown worked out at approx:
£15.98 for 100 cards and envelopes
£11.33 for 100 insert cards and envelopes
£8.00 for the stamp
£5.00 for the ink
£7.00 for the leaves (we got the first four packs for 50p each!)
and we’re doing about 60 invite cards, which works out on that basis at 79p per invite.
I owned the glue gun already, and did the graphic design for the inserts myself. The postage so far has been £31, and I can’t see it going up by much more, maybe £5 max, since we can hand-deliver most of the rest of them.