(Closed) Anyone make their own invitations?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Heck yeah! I used Michael’s invitation kits, and they turned out AWESOME! They still give you room to be creative but take away a bunch of legwork, like cutting out jackets. Everyone thought ours were professionally done, and the best part? They were CHEAP! All of ours were under $100 for jacket, invite, ribbon, rsvp card, and both envelopes!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’ve designed all my on my computer, i still have time though to edit and rethink my invitations, but this is what they look like so far: (the banners are missing the following: first banner: 09-08-12; second banner: join; third: us)i ended up changing the colors from pink and blue to grey and yellow… but i might just end ip drawing the details i want scanning and printing my invites with a printing company such as staples… also that website is no longer around i revammped my wedding webpage using weddingwire.com if you wanted to see that you can visit it at: http://www.weddingwire.com/melandkris  password: vintage

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Check out this site:

http://www.cardsandpockets.com/

I made mine with them. They looked incredible and were reasonable. So many options on paper and folds. We did do the printing of the insert cards and main cards at a local printer (about $50). It was fun putting them all together. I’d say the end of the day we spent $150 for everything for 50 invites. They had the look of a very high end invite though. We got tons and tons of compliments. If you are looking for a modern invite, buy the stuff from them and do it up with the help of your sister for the printing.

We had checked Michael’s too, it is very good for the money but I found them a bit thin and I would of needed more paper for what I wanted to do.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Miss Sunset: I second cards and pockets – It’s great — here are my diy invites from them:

Post # 7
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Helper bee

My daughter and I made her invitations and they were beyond anything we could have bought.  However, the time spent on them was crazy!  Also, between the paper, envelopes, stamps, printing,etc—they probably cost more than if we had them made!

Would we do it again?—in  a heartbeat! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am using Michaels DIY kits that i got on clearance! $30 for 250 invites, reply cards, thank you cards, menu programs and envelopes. yeah baby!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Someone else did my design, however, I had them printed up (at work, we had a REALLY good printer) and assembled them myself.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I designed them myself in Photoshop… and them Darling Husband printed them at his work. The printing part took a bit of work, but a place like Kinko’s should do a decent job, or you can print them at home!

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

i’m going with cardsandpockets.com.  The product is very good quality and the prices are reasonable.  They have a print shop which does great work and their customer service is amazing.  Such nice people!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@BluegrassBridetoBee: We did ours and I LOVE them! We just had them printed at a plain jane print shop for about $40 total after envelopes, paper, printing, and cutting. Any print shop will work, and just ask for a heavy weight of paper or cardstock.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I ended up getting plates made from Boxcar Press (designed them myself in Adobe Illustrator), and will run them through on the Epic 6 L Letterpress this holiday with the family.  The paper is oh so nice, from Holyoke.  *Swoon*

It’ll definitely be a lot less expensive than traditional letterpress, but more expensive than just printing it on regular paper.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsManni: Where did you find the leaf that you have at the top of your invite?

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

My daughter and SIL made theirs with cardstock and envelopes that we bought at a local craft store. They were sweet, easy to print on our own printer, with a nice font, and they were pennies a piece.

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