(Closed) When to begin DIY invites?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Is it too early for me to start printing and assembling my invites?
    Yes : (18 votes)
    78 %
    No : (5 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
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    1843 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yes, it is too early.  I understand where you’re coming from because I’m the same way, but …. so much can still change.  The venue or the caterer could ask for a change of time…you just never know.  I did ours about 6 months ahead of time and I think that was probably even too early.

    Post # 4
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    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

    Have you priced out your paper and found deals and such?  I started working on my invites at about 1 year out but I made some very completed DIY stuff.  I would hold off on the printing part if you can because you never know what can happen.  Something as simple as… you saw a font you like better may happen.  Can you find stamps?  or print the return address on the envelops, scout out supplies for discounted prices, or work on other DIY stuff?

    Post # 5
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    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Definitely hold off.  Anything could happen in that time that… the cat pees on the box they are stored in, the paper fades, they get creases in them, the roof leaks, etc.  Random and unlikely?  Maybe, but believe me, it can happen.  Better to avoid the chance (and potential $$ waste) and wait.  Like the previous posters said, maybe stock up on supplies but leave them in their packaging with tags/receipts, etc.  I’d wait to print/assemble until about 1-2 wks before you’re ready to postmark, if you can.

    GL!

    Post # 6
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    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Start pricing out your materials, its NEVER to early to do that! You might find another alternative, or ways to Semi-DIY. =) Best of Luck!

    Post # 7
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    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    WAY too early. Don’t worry about it until like… 2 months before your wedding.

    Post # 9
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    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

    @suburban: good for you!  I totally know the feeling. I had a 22 month engagement.  I spaced everything out and tried to stay calm.  At one point I was just like you.  Then of course, I kept piling on the projects until the very last day.  Sounds like you’re in the club 😉

    Post # 10
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    3866 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I waited until just last week to print out my invites, and the wedding is about 8 months away, give or take a few days.  BUT I had them designed WAY earlier.  

    I’ll have to start putting the std’s together and an invite or two together to be mailed out soon.

    You COULD do the save-the-dates and send them out now, though.  We have a couple friends who had to be told/reminded a year ahead due to getting time off from work and scheduling it into their already-busy schedule (one does contracting work for the gov’t and the other does modeling/acting).

     

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @suburban: Nope, I might love to procrastinate on a lot of stuff, but the major stuff I don’t usually procrastinate on.

    Plus, I kinda HAD to, because some people HAVE to have the early announcement and info due to travel and their work schedule.  I’m not sure how many people have friends/family that work at hospitals or the US Government (even if it’s sub-contract work…).  

    We’ll probably wait a while before mailing off the majority, but some will need the invite/info WAY before the 3-month-out mark.  

    Post # 13
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    392 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My weddings just over a year away and I have started making my DIY invites (I’m trying to do as much as possible while I’m on summer holiday before I go back to uni). I haven’t filled out any information on them yet, I’ll probably do that nearer the time but I have put ribbons and paper rosettes on the cards 🙂

    If you know what you like and have the time then I say go for it! 

    Post # 15
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    834 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @suburban: I would wait. Start printing and assembling 2-3 months away. It’s good that you have the design, but go over it with a fine tooth comb, and be nitpicky. You’ve got plenty of time. 

    Post # 16
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    1934 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @suburban: We’re date twins!  We have our invites designed and saved as well, but won’t be printing them out for awhile.  Ours have lots of color in them, and I’m afraid it will fade over time.  HOWEVER, we are doing the addressing ourselves, as well, and we WILL be doing them early.  If one or two people move, it’s not a big deal, but the majority aren’t going anywhere….and I’d like to get SOMETHING off my to-do list!

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