(Closed) DIY vs Handmade?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think that it totally depends on how many invites that you plan on making.  I probably wouldnt tackle totally DIYing invitations unless I was making 50 or less. 

I am semi-DIYing my invites (bought premade pockfolds, printing inserts, cutting paper) and it has been a total PAIN!!! They take forever… but then, again… I’m making 300 haha… (That might be my problem!)

Post # 4
8463 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MLDoddie:  Wow, that sounds like a huge undertaking, but it’ll totally be worth it in the end.

@Alexandria_Lyn:  I did mine on the computer, then cut the cardstock/inserts after printing at home.  I would think that if you have some sort of die cutter, cutting out individual letters/shapes would be doable.  It also depends on how many other DIY projects you have.  If you think you’ll be able to manage, I’d definitely say go for it.  I would love to see pics of what you end up doing!

Post # 7
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I will probably be handmaking our invitations. But I have a Cricut, so at least part of it will be automated.

Post # 8
9552 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have horrible handwriting so this wouldn’t work for me. But if you have the time and aren’t doing too many invitations – I think it sounds great!!!

Post # 10
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Alexandria_Lyn:  How many of these are you making? It looks fine but I’m just very OCD so I wouldn’t be able to stand crooked writing like in the author part.. Since your wedding isn’t until next year, I know you do have a lot of time to perfect it! 

Post # 12
1776 posts
Buzzing bee

I like the concept, but are you OK with putting that much time, effort and love into each invitation knowing that they’ll end up in someone elses trash can?  I hate to be so blunt, but I just don’t know anyone (other than family members) who will save STD’s and invites.   


ETA: I do like the concept. I’m just not sure I could be that detached from something that is a labor of love and in which I invested a lot of time.  

Post # 14
12250 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was going to do our invites by hand, but Fiance liked the computer printed ones… So he got to format them and print them all out, and I assembled them!

Post # 15
11289 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Alexandria_Lyn: I did! They weren’t breathtaking or anything but suited my budget and didn’t know any other way of doing it. You look very arty so go for it.

Post # 16
1776 posts
Buzzing bee

You are very artistic, and I like the library concept and the STD’s, so I would probably keep that design and have them printed.


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