(Closed) I want to make my own invitations, but don't know how

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

@babylo0n:  Look at craft stores for kits. If you’re not usually a DIY type then something so important may not be a good first attempt. Or enlist the help of a crafty friend.

Post # 4
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1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Craft stores have kits, you can buy them or just the parts online.  I got all my stuff online and designed the invitation at home on my computer.  Now I just have to finish the wording and send it to the printer and a little glue and they will be done.

Post # 5
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9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I looked at tons of invitations that I liked, and then contacted a local printing company and asked if they could make something similar.  The invitations will cost about seventy-five cents each, I think.  Super cheap.  And they’re exactly what we want! 

That’s my recommendation.  =)

Post # 6
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8464 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@babylo0n:  Depends on what kind of software you have, how crafty you are, and how customized you want your invites to be.  I wanted pocketfold invites with a ribbon closure, which is apparently super expensive if you’re looking to purchase invites.  My only option to have the ones I wanted, was to design, print, cut and assemble them myself.  I used Photoshop and InDesign (Adobe), but I’ve heard other girls use Illustrator, Power Point and Publisher.  I cut the inserts using a scrapbook cutter I already had.  This saved a ton of money for us, and I’m now designing our wedding programs, thank you cards, guestbook, etc. 

You can also look for free templates to use online, depending on what program you use, you’ll need to take note of the file extention (i.e. I don’t know if microsoft products allow you to import .pdf or .psd files).  If you decide to design your own, you can find free clip art at devianart.com.  Hope this helps, feel free to PM me if you want help.

Post # 8
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434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would personally use Illustrator just because you will get a cleaner design. Photoshop uses pixels while Illustrator used vector. In design is good for putting together magazines and layouts so that could be useful as well. The programs are easy to get. They have trial versions on the adobe website. Photoshop is easier to use than Illustrator though (for most people). 

Lol, I hope that helped. I’m an animation student so I have used photoshop and Illustrator too many times to count in my design classes. 

Post # 9
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8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@summonerscollar:  Nevermind. =)

OP – I’ve been wondering the same thing. I got some templates off weddingchicks.com and made some cute little invitations, but now I have no clue what to do with them. I dont know if I’m supposed to order them off a website or what.

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