Post # 1
I’m not sure if I could pull DIY invites off – but, I’d like to at least research and see if I could. Problem is – I don’t even know where to start!!
What programs are out there to design invites? Any tips from those who have done them, etc?
Post # 3
im making mine too… i bought a invitation kit at target for only $25 for 50 invites they come ready to print out whatever you want. i will spice them a little bit … http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-damask-desing-invitations-love-them
Post # 4
Check out http://www.paperandmore.com
People always say use Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, but I made mine using only Microsoft word cuz i couldn’t understand/afford the other programs.
here’s a link to mine
What do you think of my DIY trial?
Post # 5
I second that DIY invites are super overwhelming. I think we’re going to DIY the STDs but not the invites cause I keep putting too much pressure on myself.
Post # 6
WeddingChicks website offers free invitation templates every so often. Here is a link to their DIY templates page. Good luck.
Post # 7
I bought simple Gartner invite kits. I’m sprucing them up with extra cardstock and colored envelopes. I’d look into searching for invitation kits first. You can still save a lot of money that way, but you don’t have to DIY all the paper sizing and envelope matching and things. There are a LOT of options for kits.
Post # 8
I recommend cardsandpockets.com. They have a blog with inspirational DIY invites, and they offer kits which include pre-made pocketfolds so you don’t have to completely DIY. My FI did the design for our invitations in photoshop, but I’m sure you could do a very nice design in Microsoft Word, like the other ladies have mentioned. 🙂
Post # 9
i second cards and pockets!
i did all my invites in publisher.. i found it easier to do than word!
Post # 10
I did mine on zazzle.com. They have a custom wedding invitation template where you can upload your own images. It’s super easy! You can also order custom postage stamps.
Just received all my stuff in the mail yesterday and I am SOOOO pleased with how it turned out.
Post # 11
hello!!! i think doing your own invites is a practical way to go. you can customize, change your mind the last minute and save on costs.
i got my wedding invite kits from michaels (michaels.com). they were on sale and i got 80 invites, 80 rsvp cards, 120 programs, 120 thank you cards, 120 stickers (for the envelopes). However, i didn’t have reception cards so i went o papersource (paper-source.com) and matched my paper with their cardstocks. Fortunately, one was a perfect match.
I did my invites through microsoft word. I guess the first and rule is always adjust your paper size to the correct one coz that could ruin all your hardwork. always test, test, test! print out using the highest quality.
I just used our regular printer at home (but fiance is an IT and he claims that we have the best printer LOL).
Post # 12
I’m lucky to have a friend who will be helping a bit with the graphic design, but I’m planning on having them printed at cardsandpockets. I think looking at blogs on invites, etc, helped a lot with what I want to do, but I don’t have the patience for all of them. So! Cards and pockets prints on various wedding-sized paper for pretty cheap, then with some colored envelopes and a belly band…. voila! invites!
Post # 13
Michaels has nice DIY invite kits – they also have matching programs and stationary. Very easy to use (well, I never used anything else so I can’t compare, but I thought it was easy). They explain exactly the settings you should put on your computer for it to print right and all.