DIY Wedding Invitation… Help/Suggestions

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
715 posts
Busy bee

@Jacquelinesc84:  I believe it can be done. Good luck! Design the invitations you like and then you can show it to the hive again for some reviews / critique. 

Post # 4
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

@Jacquelinesc84:  PRO – you can have WHATEVER you want, CON – you can have WHATEVER you want!! i took AGGGGGGES deciding the wording and fonts!! LOL!

i did ours, im not a computer whizz, my entire suite was designed using microsoft word! i saved ALOT doing it myself – to get the invites i wanted would have cost me 100s.

shop around for the different components, i sourced the pocketfolds from ebay (cheaper and quicker than buying card and making them) and found the cardstock crazy cheap from an online store – i would have usually gone to hobbycraft!

google different styles of invitations and see what you like and what you dont, then pick and mix until you get somethign that youre happy with.

take your time, it does take a while to get things exactly how you want them but worth it!!!

Post # 5
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Jacquelinesc84:  my invites were semi diy.  i didn’t want to spend a lot of money on them.  i researched all of my options and found that the least expensive was the diy kits that have everything included (jackets, invites, rsvps, envelopes, etc).  you can often get them on sale (or use a coupon) or on the clearance rack for half the regular price.  i found a fairly simple invite to use as the base so that i could add my own embellishments.  i saved so much money on them overall.

Post # 7
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

@Jacquelinesc84:  thanks!!! eBay was my lifesaver throughout the wedding planning!! SOOOOO many bargains!! let us know how you get on!x

Post # 8
970 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Jacquelinesc84:  Have you looked at Hobby Lobby??? I got two packs of 50 invites, RSVP’s and envelopes for both….plain with a shiny “pearl” border (they have ivory and white, I got white) for $25 ($12.49 each pack of 50) without shipping. I found a couple websites with free templates where you can change all the information on them and whatnot and print them yourself so that’s what I’ll be doing…..and making a “pocket” to go around and hold the Reception information, etc.  




LINKS FOR FREE WEDDING TEMPLATES (I know there are more if you google it, but these are the ones I liked):

Post # 10
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Visit the DIY section on this website you’ll find other bees who have gone this route and have shared templates, and links of sources used to put them together.

Post # 13
2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@Jacquelinesc84:  FI and I went to a wedding stationer. Even if we were to DIY with their supplies, we’d still end up spending well over $3 per card. ($3 to $12 per card) However, we did look at their samples and decided that we prefer the simple and rustic ones.

I actually used those online wedding websites for design inspirations. Here’s some of them, which I saved on my Pinterest board: (From there, you can see links to various websites and Etsy vendors)

Staples and some scrapbooking outlets/stores have got some nice kits. We actually ended up spending approximately $5.00 per 15 postcards. (We saw the $6.95 too, but ended with Strathmore brand — which is decent enough) So, definitely check out art supply stores in your area. (I boycott Michael’s as much as possible, LOL. They are overpriced.)

On the Delta Art website, they also have Mixed Media blank card & envelopes. ( As well as those cool envelope seal stamps.

The problem with pocketfolds, if you are on a tight budget, is that they are expensive to send via post. (They’re heavy)

So, we’re going to save money by doing a postcard invite to a destination wedding. We would put up more information on a wedding website, which I will have to DIY too. (Here’s a thread I created for website host options)

Hope this helps.

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