(Closed) invitations

posted 8 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Which would be cheaper?
    Make the invites myself : (12 votes)
    60 %
    Buy them online : (6 votes)
    30 %
    Buy them from a store : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I bought all my supplies online and DIY’d everything.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I bought my invitation kits from Michaels (BRIDES Magazine brand) – the silver design. I’ll be printing them and assembling them myself. We’re trying to keep costs down, so we went the print them yourself route.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    This place has some very reasonably priced invitations: http://www.yourinvitationplace.com/Default.aspx?WebName=grannysbridalboutique

    I was going to purchase mine there but I have decided to make them, even though they are going to cost more.

    I am sorry, but I don’t live in the Atlanta area. I have been catching sales at Joanns and Michaels for my paper, so you might take a walk through those stores to see what you can find.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    How many invites are you sending?  Pricing will sometimes vary depending on the size of your order.  We had just 50 invites, so no bulk discount there.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I bought my paper from Paperworks.com. I bought WAAAY too much, and not including shipping, it was $200. This will make 100 invites, plus 120 menus and programs and ANYthing else I can think of that involves papers. The only other things I bought were a paper cutter (so I could do a straight line) and some glue dots. Oh, and I bought some scrapbooking software for about $50, but I can use that for other things.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Mine were about $4 each.  I was looking for very specific papers and needed to buy from multiple vendors.

    Pocketfolds (6″ square) – paperandmore.com 

    Stardream RSVP envelopes, cardstock invitation backing , 6.5″ Square envelopes – paper-papers.com

    Cardstock, 80lb 8.5×14 for belly bands, 80lb 8.5×11 for map/directions card, 130 lb 8.5×11 for everything else – paperpresentation.com

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I made mine for about $2 each. I bought the pocketfolders from cardsandpockets.com, the cardstock from Office Depot, and printed them at home.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    davids bridal has some good deals on invites. i think printing them yourself can often work out to be nearly as expensive dependin on the printer u have, ink consumption and if u go with invite kits or make them from scratch because then u need to buy envelopes too

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I got my invites from wedding nestingproject on etsy and they charge $2 for invite & RSVP. They also custom deisgned these for me for no extra charge! They were amazing to work with and did everything I asked!

     

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Are you an experienced crafter/DIY-er?  If you want something nice, I’d suggest going online and buying them, but assembling and putting embellishments on yourself.  Or having them professionally printed and maybe mounting them on special mats yourself?  paperandmore.com has a pretty good selection and is accomodating for DIY-ers.  Just have a good idea in mind of what you want, whether its the DIY or buy-it-yourself route beforehand.  

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I made mine myself but I do it for a living. Sealed
    The invitations were made on beautiful metallic heavy stock paper but you can’t see from the bad photos, the table cards were printed on black foam board and place on silver easels I made and painted myself. Place cards are also shimmery metallic paper and I used black frames with a white window were I printed the names of each guest. 

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