Post # 1
I’m designing our invitation suite (invite, RSVP card, reception info and map, accommodation card, etc.), and I have tons of ideas for them, but I’m having a hard time getting started! So my question for you ladies who designed your own invite suite … which piece did you start with?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I started with the main invite card and went from there. 🙂
Post # 4
For ideas, I also suggest you browse other invitation sites, etsy and this site: downloadandprint.com/ (FREE templates – crazy, I know!)
Obviously, you need to have picked your theme, and colors. That should help with some market research.
Post # 5
I did the pocketfold style and started with the part that was glued to the pocketfold. The rest just followed from there.
Post # 6
keep it simple, and look for ideas. make a list of what you want and go from there. good luck
Post # 7
I started off by finding one main design that would be the focal point for the main invite and be tied throughout (for ours, it was an image of lace). Then, I designed the main invite, then rsvp card, then info card, etc.
Actually, the very first thing I did was from the best advice I can give – start with the envelope!! – you need to make sure you know what size envelopes you’re using before you get stuff designed and printed in the wrong size.
good luck and have fun!
Post # 8
I am trying to make my own invites too, problem is, I can’t get them to line up right on my printer. Does anyone have any advice or a trick that makes them line up correctly?
Post # 9
I had originally planned on designing my own invite suite, too, but became overwhelmed. I found Sarah from http://www.Belletristics.com on Etsy and contacted her, and she designed my whole invite suite for just $65.00 and I printed it all. She did a fantastic job, was super to work with, and I still got the design I wanted, but didn’t have to pour hours and hours (plus stress) into it.. just the cutting and assembling, which went faster than I thought it would. I highly recommend checking her out!!
Post # 10
I’d also recommend finding a place with paper products that you like – look at what they have (colors, textures, sizes) and use that to help solidify your ideas. Its easier to find the materials and figure out how to use them than get this fabulous idea and have no idea how to bring it to life.
Post # 11
Thanks for the suggestions! I just ordered some envelope samples in our colors so I’ll have a good starting point. Glad I did, ’cause I couldn’t decide on the size!
Post # 12
Look for ideas that you like. I am making my invites and I combined 2 designs. It is a modified pocket folder. I then picked out the paper. My colors are teal and that was hard to match, but I managed to get close. I agree to start with the envelope. There are so many resources for paper and envelope. Good luck!!
I find that it is alot of work but start early.
Post # 13
I made my own and by that, I mean designed my own using Photoshop.
I started with the annoucements/invites and then went to the RSVP cards. We’re not doing Save-The-Dates (FB is a great thing….).
Considering I’m a digital artist and graphic designer, it was pretty easy for me to do. Time consuming, yes (I’m a perfectionist when it comes to my crafts and artwork), but I also had a specific theme and knew exactly what I wanted.
My suggestion is to start with your colors and/or theme. Some places like Vista Print have the whole suite that you can do (invites/STDs/RSVP cards, etc) that you can customize using the same design. I haven’t done that (for obvious reasons, lol) but it should’ve be too difficult.
also, I think Vista Print still has the sample for brides. It comes in a large folder with a variety of cards, textures, etc. to give you an idea of what they offer and the sizes of each thing.