(Closed) DIY Invites!

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I did them.  If I had bought the exact same invites from a company I probably would have paid more.  But it might have been worth it considering the time I spent making ours.  However, I could have saved a lot of money just by buying the boxed sets of invites at Target or Michael’s.  Those are really the cheapest routes.  

Post # 4
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988 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

yup I bought boxed sets from wal-mart (really cute pocketfolds!!) and I added my own touches to them even added swaroski crystals, i think they came out super cute, I probably spent less than $200.00 and thats including the ink I used to print them lol

Post # 5
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am doing them and I’m not sure it saved us that much money, we spent about $180 for 100 invites. I’ll be done soon (hopefully – it is a time consuming project!) And I’ll be posting about them. 🙂

Post # 6
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did mine.  They were very simple to make but also unique and not like anything I’d seen out there.  To have them custom-made probably would have been very expensive.  Instead they ended up costing us less than $0.50 a piece to make them ourselves.  And I’ve gotten tons of compliments on them.  I couldn’t be happier.

Post # 7
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3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had two lots of invites..

First ones took me a few months to make.. when I went to finalise them…out of 155, 55 of them I couldnt use and the paper I had made them were out of stock. The double sided tape I used was crap and everything pretty much fell off. It wouldve cost me about 130 dollars for that round of invites. I was pretty devo but decided to do a much simpler design and without double sided tape if I could help it. that cost me $100.00 to do all the invitations again.

It still ended up being cheaper than buying online as we are located in a remote part of our state, and we dont have a store like michaels. I thought I was doing a good job keeping under budget even tho I had to repeat the exercise twice!

Post # 8
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1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We did ours and love them!  Each one cost a little under $2 including postage for the invite AND RSVP postcard.  We could have saved a LOT more by printing and/or cutting ourselves but didn’t trust our printer or my cutting skills.  Of course, I did end up having to buy a cheap $15 paper cutter for a few things anyway (and did surprisingly well).  We p&c at Kinko’s which took a few hours, then I did all the embellishments myself.  The stamping took 2 afternoons (could have been 1 but I was lazy), then adding the tulle veil and tying the ribbon took 1 afternoon.  They went out last Saturday, and we’ve already received TONS of compliments on them!

I was actually sad once they were done…I really enjoyed the process!  Below is a quick photo I snapped with my phone so the quality’s not great, but I think it shows how cute they turned out=)

 

 

Post # 9
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@twalila  I LOVE your little birds!  Those are awesome!

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