(Closed) DIY Invites – Where to Start?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Wow – 380 invites would be a LOT to make.  If you really want to DIY them I’d go with a kit for SURE with that amount to make.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn

What kinds of craft stores are in London?  You can definitely order kits and supplies off of Paper Source.  We got all of our paper materials from Paper Source.  I’d say with the amount of invites and given limited space I’d buy a simple kit and then embellish.  I wrote about some Target kits awhile back and ideas to semi-DIY.  With over a year if you are on top of it and depending on the complexity you could probably do it. 

Is it 380 invites or 380 people?  We invited probably 250 people, but had 150 invites. 

To start just start going through and looking online at peoples invitations.  Search Weddingbee posts for the tag invitation and you’ll see a lot of the bee’s diy invites and some tutorials which will help.  Also go through the gallery and bios to see all the pics from the entire hive, there is some amazing information. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would start by ordering paper samples from cardsandpockets.com or paperandmore.com 

Once you can see and touch the paper you will have a better idea of what you want.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree 380 would be really time consuming.  If you do decide to go DIY I would get a kit and keep it very simple.  You could also design one but have a company like vistaprint or kinkos print the bulk of them.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Target has some gorgeous printable invite sets that are reasonably priced.  You could print them and then add some flair with ribbon or something to make them more “you.”  380 sounds like a huge undertaking, good luck!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ahh! You beat me to it, Bruchetta!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would never do it for 380 people!  I have a guest list of 150 people which included making 80 invitations.  It has taken me from last Thanksgiving until now to get them all done!  Don’t do it.  Just buy a kit or order them online.  If you go the kit route keep them simple.  Don’t make pocketfolds from scratch with all the inserts like I did.

 

Target sells some great invite kits for pretty cheap.  But since you are in London you may have to have a family member order them state-side and ship them to you.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ah you feel like me! The thought of doing DIY invites is so appealing and yet… so much work and I don’t know how well they’d turn out!

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