- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
After all of my research on all of these posts and gathering everyone’s ideas. I decided to do what was easiest for me. This is my 1st DIY project ever!
My color for the wedding is periwinkle but I picked a deep purple pocketfold from paperandmore. I need 100 pocketfolds and they are $33.99 for 50
Just so everyone knows, I was too excited to wait for my light purple cardstock to come in the mail (I need to order it)…. so I did a mock trial of putting everything together with regular light green paper that I already had.
I’d be glad to hear everyone’s thoughts if they like the green with the deep purple…. or if I should go with the light purple cardstock against the deep purple.
The belly band was made of white ribbon from Michaels the ribbon should be 11 inches. For 100 invitations I need 31 yards of ribbon… which was 5 rolls (around$20.00)
I created my own monogram in microsoft word and had a tough time getting it just right! I bought a Martha Stewart cut-out stamper for the design. It was $17.99 but I had a 50% off coupon! (so I think I paid around $9)
I am by no means an expert at Vietnamese and I still need my FMIL to proofread and check my english-vietnamese. I had to use Times New Roman font so that the accents wouldn’t look funny or out of order. It seems like that was the only font compatable.
The cardstock I orginally used just for this sample was from paperandmore $4.99 for 50; however, I was at Michaels and they have the same cardstock for $5.99 for 100 (plus I can use coupons)!
I plan to buy my white card stock from Michaels (w/ coupons) and get my light purple base cardstock from paperandmore (8.5 x11 100 sheets for $8.99)
I used double sided tape strips from paperandmore and they work really well. I paid $1.99 for a package of strips, but when I start actually making the 100 invites, I might get a different easier roll on kind.
After everything is all said and done… I should be around $162.26 for all invites. (pocketfolds, cardstock white, cardstock orchid (light purple), envelopes to mail, envelope for RSVP.
That doesn’t include the doublesided tape which I need, but I don’t know how much those are yet.
So if I round it up to $170 for all supplies that’s $1.70 per invite! not including stamps. I feel so much better knowing that I have exactly what I wanted without paying an arm and a leg. The only thing I am out is all of the time to perfect them! :o)