Post # 1
Today I finally received my Postcard RSVPs, completing my DIY invitation suite! (I had posted the digital files before, these are the printed ones!) I was able to come in under budget (FI was VERY pleased!) with a total cost of $234.00. This includes: Invitations, Map Insert, RSVP Postcard, Stamps, Envelopes, “Candy” Bags, String, and Tickets – for 150 people!
I completed this over the course of a couple of days in Photoshop! Because we are having a very casual and lighthearted wedding, I wanted the invites to be the same.
Anyone else do a complete DIY with their invites?
Post # 3
I love them!! You have done a fanatastic job!
Post # 4
Love them! I would love to get one of those in the mail. I think your guests will love them.
Post # 8
Wow, I love these! Great job!
Post # 9
They are super cute! Did you print them at home? I am trying to figure out how to get white ink on a colored (hand done watercolor). If you didn’t print them, I would love to know how you made the mint RSVP card!
Post # 11
Love them! I’m DIY-ing mine as well. The toughest part for me is sticking to ONE design, I keep changing it.
How heavy is your paper/where did you order it?
@Selcier: White ink is a hassal and tends to be expensive As a graphic designer, I absolutely avoid needing white ink just because it would be hard to find someone who is willing to go through that hassal. If I’m not mistaken, I think the white on the RSVP is just negative space and the actual paper showing through.
Post # 12
I had these printed at a local print shop. I calculated the cost of purchasing my own ink and cardstock versus having them printed, and it ended up being cheaper having them to it for me!
@PeachyKiwi: I had the same problem! I had to make a decision when the print shop was having a big sale … thank goodness or I would probably still be changing things!
I just chose the papers at the print shop. Heavy (12pt) glossy white paper for the invites and maps, and heavier paper for the postcards.
@Selcier: PeachyKiwi was correct, it’s just blank space on white paper, and not white ink. The printers offered a Post Card option, so it ended up being really easy. I think I would have a hard time lining them up correctly if I printed them at home… I’m kind of printer challenged!
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2012 - The Chapel of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, 2007 Legacy Hall
These are SO gorgeous! I LOVE them! Fantastic job!!
Post # 16
Wow! These are so incredible: I’m actually using elements of them as inspiration for my own wedding invitation! I wanted to have something lighthearted that incorporated ribbon bunting, so these are very similar to the design I’m dreaming up: thanks so much for posting them!