Post # 1
Hey bees! I’ve been looking at all the DIY invitations on here and they are all sooo gorgeous!!!i’m so jealous!!! But i was wondering if ya’ll could help me since i have no clue how to make them! What can i use to make my own invitations? I’m really wanting to make them myself so i can save some money for the wedding since we are on a really tight budget 🙁 I would really appreciate all your help!!! 😀
Post # 3
We got our template from weddingchicks.com then attatched them to colored cardstock. Pretty simple. =)
Post # 4
I would reccomend to buy the printable invitations. You can add some extra embellisments if you’d like. You can find really reasonably prices one from Michaels (bonus use a 40 percent off coupon) or Walmart, target.
Post # 5
It depends on how simple or elaborate you want your invite suite to be. You can do the printable kits which are sold at Target, Wal-mart, Michaels, and a few other places. Or you can create something yourself in word, photoshop, or download a template and print up your own that way.
I am using photoshop and MS Word to create my invite suite and printing them up on supplies from paperandmore.com and cardsandpockets.com. 50 invites are costing me around 75 bucks.
ETA: I downloaded a free 30 day trial of photoshop and I am using that to design all of my wedding paper products: invites, program fans, table numbers, favor labels. The key is to save everything you create as a GIF or JPEG image so that you can still use it after the trial is up
Post # 6
I’m making mine from resume parchment paper (for the pocketfolds) and cardstock for the inserts.
I designed them in photoshop & will be printing them all from home. Since I only have around 70 (give or take a few), it will be pretty feasable to do.
The main thing is the design and knowing the sizes you want. If you’re all for complete customization, then you’ll want to design your own, otherwise, I’d go with the kit(s).
Post # 7
you can download a free trial of illustrator on the cardsandpockets.com website and design them yourself. If you really want to save on printing, print multiple invitations per 8.5×11 sheet (I fit 2 invites, 4 RSVPs & 20 monograms per sheet). I know I didn’t even remotely like ANY of the “print at home” kits offered at walmart/target/michaels.
Cardsandpockets are so reasonably priced! I was going to order from them until I noticed that shipping would be 50% of the total order! Um, no thanks! (international shipping). Still searching for that aspect…
If you can’t print them at home, contact college/university graphic design centers. Super cheap, and if you’re an alumni there may be a discount. Also, zazzle, 123print and vistaprint are all good options.
Hope that helps!
Post # 8
you can also check out downloadandprint.com for free printable templates (they have some suites you can purchase too).
I made our invitations in photoshop, GIMP works too (and is free), some other ladies here have you MS programs to make theirs (like PP I think?).
It really depends on what look you are going for & how much work you want to put into it/as well as your ability/familiarity with graphics programs.