(Closed) DIY Wedding Invitations. Did anyone use Publisher ?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m doing DIY invitations as well. I just went online to weddingchicks.com …they have a couple different designs to choose from and then you can change the colors of the design and wording to match your theme. After that it downloads the document to your computer and then you just print. So simple! 🙂

Post # 6
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m also a plum bride, and I designed my own in Photoshop. For most printing purposes you need to make sure to use CMYK, leave a .25″ edge for text, and figure out if you’ll have a bleed or not (meaning will you have color/design come right to the edge of the paper?) I’m designing my own, then taking it to a local print shop and printing them out there. It will be a better quality print job, and not waste my ink at home (think of it, you’ll be using a LOT of ink… when I figured costs, it was actually cheaper to take them to a print shop and have them printed for me). Also, if you take it to a print shop, they can help you find the right sized envelope for you. Remember, square mail costs more to mail!


Note: Full bleeds can cost extra and can be harder to print on your own (as the ink could “bleed” off the edge and smudge and look bad) so keep that in mind when you’re designing your invitation!

Post # 8
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Catprint is a great site to use if you want a company to print them for you. They will send you free paper samples (they have some gorgeous options!) and then you can just upload your invitation pieces with whatever dimensions you want.

I designed a lot of my own paper products with photoshop and had everything printed through either vistaprint or catprint so let me know if you have any questions! I’m happy to help! 🙂

Post # 9
770 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Make them in publisher and then convert them to pdfs. You can bring a flash drive with a pdf to a printer, or send the pdf to an online printing company.

Post # 10
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@likewoah:  +1


I have DIY programs that I did in publisher, but I’m printing them myself.  I really liked using Publisher. The only thing that I would caution is that the purple that prints from Office products is not how it looks on my screen.  If you’re really picky about the shade of plum, print off some samples at home first. 

Post # 12
3226 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I used publisher, but I didn’t use a template or a prefab theme; I just designed it first in black and white, then experimented with different colors until I was satisfied. Then I made it into a .jpg and uploaded it to VistaPrint

Post # 13
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I used Publisher for my Save-The-Date Cards, and just starting the invitations.  I used Catprint for printing– they are awesome!  


If you are familiar with MS office suite products, Publisher is fairly intuitive.  That said, designing is hard!  

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