Post # 1
so i have been looking at invitations and the prices are crazy. Ive begun to wonder if we should DIY but im not sure. How have your experiences been with DIY and was it A LOT of work? (keep in minf im not teh craftiest creative person on the plant). post pics of examples if you have em
Elizabeth 🙂 xx
Post # 3
I have examples in my profile DIY but the pics are too big to post in the regular boards.
Yes, they’re a lot of work and I would onlyrecommend taking on the task ifthey’re important to YOU. They have to be a labour of love or you’ll be cursing the damned invites that “nobody cares about anyway”.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center
We had our designed on etsy and printed at a local print shop. Then we just put them together and I tied a bow around them!
Post # 5
I got mine at Michales on clearance. Paid $34 for 120 invites, thank you and response cards. Came out BEAUTIFUL!
Post # 7
i got a simple jacket style diy kit on clearance for $15 and added some of my own embellishments with ribbons. i loved them and it cost less than $1 a piece.
Post # 8
I did a semi-DIY. Originally I was planning on doing them completely myself, and going all out with them. I was going to do a handpainted watercolor for on our RSVP postcards, etc…THEN I realized how crazy I was.
We ended up ordering them through Vistaprint, which is almost completely customizable. They were super affordable and we upgraded to the best paper so they don’t look cheap at all. I used a corner rounder to round all the corners, I am buying better quality/more interesting envelopes, tieing them together with striped bakers twine, etc. It was a lot more fun for me this way because I didn’t have to do any of the hard parts, just all the fun parts to make them more us and more special! 🙂
I also designed cards to insert in the invites that have a DIY made I made on one side, and our website address on the other. I ordered 100 of those through Vistaprint as well, all for free!!
Post # 9
I should add i had a total meltdown while DIY my invites…one in which I threw a 2 ft tall glass case into the wall…yeah. Anyway i was so pissed I jumped online and said SCREW IT! Im PAYING for this!! and my invites would have been about $1K!!! So, I calmed down and continued to assemble 🙂 (remember I only paid $34!)
Post # 10
@SapphireSun: Agree with this
To do DIY invites completely from scratch is SO MUCH WORK. And likesapphire said, must be a labor of love and important to you. That being said, DIY doesn’t have to be completely from scratch the way I did them (the only thing we didn’t cut print stamp etc ourselves was the pocketfold). It’s totally worth getting boxed sets at michaels that you just have to print, or ordering from etsy and both are cheaper thaN professional stationers. If you are getting married in 2014 as your date says, keep your eye out for michaels an other craft stores to clearance their boxed sets, you have plenty of time to find some great ones!
Post # 11
I had planned on DIY’n them, but then saw a box set by Brides at Michael’s that I fell in love with! There were on sale and I got to use a $5 off coupon so each box of 30 invites were only $25 with tax! I got 60 invites for $50 (tax included). It will be so much easier to just have to print on them verses creating them from scratch!
Post # 12
i DIY’d mine…. but it doesnt really count becasue I am a professional myself. I would say if you aren’t comfortable with it… you could pick up a kit from the art stores.. and yes etsy has some great people at affordable prices