(Closed) DIY Invitations…FAIL!!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@McBroombabe13:  Since you have plenty of time (a little under a year, right?), I’d say go for the DIY! I’ve just ordered my paper/pocketfolds from Cards and Pockets (http://www.cardsandpockets.com/), and everything has been falling into place.  Cards and Pockets has tons of colors/weights/types of paper, so order some samples and see if it catches your eye.  You can do it! 🙂

Post # 4
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hmmm… For me, it might depend on how many invitations you have to make?  If it were a smaller amount (maybe less than 50?), I would say go for it and try.  If you had a larger amount of invitations (or just very busy), I would cut my losses and buy invitations.

Post # 5
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

The thought of designing my own invites, then fighting the printer, buying the paper, cutting the paper and still trying to pull it off as looking “professionally done” made me want to throw up! Seriously.  I admire those that can do this!  For me, I know I could probably do it but the time and headaches saved was SO worth the extra money for me.  I also found a seller on Etsy and with the pocketfold, was just more than I was willing to pay.  So, I’m doing a semi-DIY.  I’m letting the pro, do the pro work.  Such as the design, layout, printing, cutting, but I’m buying my own pocketfolds from Cards and Pockets. This cut the cost significantly!  Ask the Etsy seller how much it would be to just have the invite, inserts..etc but not the pocketfold.  Then see how much the pocketfolds are if you order seperatly from Cards and Pockets.  Because of this, the pocketfold was a slightly different color than the envelopes from the etsy seller–so I bought envelopes from C&P that match and that saved a little too!  But, seeing that you do have plenty of time, you may be able to play around with it, find friends that have skills needed and figure out a way to DIY 100%!  You may really surpise yourself! Who knows, you may even ENJOY it =)

Post # 8
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@McBroombabe13:  Why not ask the Etsy seller if they will just sell you the printable art – that way they do all the design work, but you can still have it printed or print it yourself?  I paid less than $50 for the PDF printables for my invitation, response card, and return address design from an Etsy seller, well worth it!

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