(Closed) Please share DIY invitations… Where? How many? How much?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@echolove:  

I did my own invites and save the dates! I found designs I loved off of etsy and got those. The std was 20 and the invitation with all the pieces was 35 to design. For the STD we got them printed on vistaprint and spent about 20 total. The wedding invitations we printed at kinkos (we bought our own paper we wanted) and that was another ten. And they look fabulous!! We are just doing the grunt work ie putting the invitation parts together which is what people charge so much for.

 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My friend and BM who is a graphic designer is doing ours on uprinting.com.

She said you can do pretty much whatever you want however you want and it’s WAY more affordable than some other sites I’ve gone to.

She quoted me around $155 for 250 invites and RSVP cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@echolove: 

40 invitations, for a total of 70 people invited.

They came out to $2 per-including envelope. (not including postage) Bought supplies from Cards and pockets, and my local specialty paper store

The design was free and came from weddingchicks.com

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I bought printable invitation kits from Michaels and printed them at home on my inkjet printer.  They were normally like $30 apiece but I bought each kit for $16 when they were on sale for 60% off.  They came with the invitations, STD/RSVP cards, all envelopes, and ribbons.  They printed nicely and did the job!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you design them and have them printed, Vistaprint is a good option. I used a free template for my save the dates and had them printed through vistaprint. Just got them yesterday and they turned out great. We used a groupon and paid 12 for 48 worth of product. We were able to get 40 std’s, envelope seals, and labels for 22 before shipping.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Pocketfolds, paper, and cardstock from paperandmore.com.  Ribbon from BBCrafts.com.  Cost (including $0.65 postage) $2.89 each (50 invites)

These were another set of invites I made.  Total cost (including $.045 postage) $1.10 each.All prices include envelopes.  I designed everything on photoshop and InDesign.  These were printed on a Canon Pixma MG5320, cut using a scrapbook cutter, and assembled by me.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@housebee:  I’ve been printing on my new Pixma and I gotta say I LOVE it!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Bought the paper for ours and then printed them at my parents’ house (they have a nice printer). 

I got the background design from a template on oneheartweddings.com, which had a membership fee that was something like $35

The Invite and RSVP paper, envelopes, ribbons, and envelope seals set was $35 for 50 and then printing is free (not doing enough for it to be necessary to include ink costs)

The invite has a curve in the picture because it was just printed but they will be flat by the time they go out.

With RSVP card:

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It was 50 $ for the invites and envelopes. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We printed ours through vista print and then assembled them ourselves. I think we got 75 (it was the minimum) and it was right around 100 dollars! This included three cards ( the invite,RSVP,and directional card) and envelopes for each.

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