Post # 1
I’m strongly considering making our invitations, but I don’t know where to start. I’ve found a few samples of what I like, but do I use some kind of special software? Do I need special paper? Where do I get the pretty fonts?
Post # 3
I kinda cheated and used the DIY boxed invites from Micheals. And that took a LOT of time but everything was already cut out for you and pretty. It comes with a website with templates. Michaels is having sales on invites on and off and they have 40% – 50% coupons weekly. I, with no shame, showed up with 5 prople and 5 coupons (one per person per visit) to get some vases lol!
There are some great ideas on the DIY board here. Most have listed where they got the paper and how to cut it etc. GOOD LUCK!
Post # 4
I just purchased a DIY wedding invitation kit from A.C. Moore. So, I’m right there with you. I know I have plenty of time to get them in the mail but I wanted to practice a while in case it’s more difficult than I think, I don’t want to rush or be stressed out about them. I’ll be interested to hear all of the tips. Are you making your own from scratch or using a kit?
Post # 5
Are you planning to print them yourself or just design them? I designed my wedding invitations on photoshop, but MS Publisher and Adobe Illustrator is very easy to use. If you’re getting them professionally printed, the paper can be provided by the printer. Otherwise there are tons of sources. I have bought most of my paper products from paperpresentation.com, but Paper Source, cardsandpockets.com all have great stuff too.
The fonts can generally be purchased online. There are tons of websites like myfont, typedepot, etc. Some of them are even free. I think it’s worth the $60 or so investment to pay for a nice scripted font if you will use it for your other paper products.
Hope this is helpful. I am DIYing a lot of my printed items.
Post # 6
There are so many places online to order invitations that I wonder if you’ll really save anything by doing them yourself. DIY expenses can add up quickly especially since it sounds like you’re new to it.
You can find free fonts online, that you can just download and install. If you want a specific font you might have to pay for it, as it is a design product.
Generally wedding invitations are printed on cardstock, so if you are looking to use your at home printer I would suggest making sure that it will accept the paper before purchasing a large quantity of it. A lot of printers have trouble feeding thicker papers.