Looking for DIY Invite advice!

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I found a small local print  shop that quoted me less than anyone else, but a lot of comments on here reference catprint.com. I’ve had things printed by Vista Print that were pretty reasonable,  especially when you can get a group on deal or coupon code. Or just go the total diy route and print yourself.

Post # 4
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3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I used Cards & Pockets and loved them. I just designed the invitations and turned them into PDFs, then they printed and cut them – the result was amazing. It costs a little extra due to the shipping, but it wasn’t too bad.

Post # 5
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am planning to make my own pocketfolds… you really only need a template and some thick paper (cardstock or “cover” paper). Then just trace the template and cut it with a straightedge and an exacto knife.

I want to make them because
A. It’s less expensive/less hassle
B. I want it to be double-sided… so invite on one side, pocket on the other (there really is no “fold”)

Making invites, I plan on DIY letterpressing them. I’m designing my invites to be turned into plates, and I bought a machine to press them with (also to die cut my paper flowers) Should be an adventure!
The inserts I will be printing on our home printer (we bought it because we figured with all the things we’d need to print, it would be smarter to just outright BUY a decent home printer than spend the money at the printers.

You can get some really nice, free fonts on daFont’s website to add a more unique quality.

[ETA] “less hassle” than special ordering a bunch of pocketfolds because I decided on a weird size for my invites.

Post # 7
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I also used cards and pockets.  I ordered all the paper from them, precut and then printed it on my own printer.  I designed the invitations by looking at invitations on minted and then mimiced the one I liked the best.  It was super easy and I don’t regret DIY’ing them at all.  You would never guess I did it all on my own!

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