(Closed) Anyone use the DIY Invitation kits?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Those are cute!

My husband and I did our invites from Target’s kits, and they were really easy to use. We set the paper size and then just customized the text to be whatever we wanted. We changed the ink colors to reflect our colors and they looked absolutely professional. Word of advice: buy extra ink before you even start! You don’t want to run out of ink part way through. Also, we printed our invites in batches of 5. After every 5 we’d check the quality to make sure the colors were still vivid.  We had our names in red and didn’t want them to look too pink or the blacks to look gray.

Post # 4
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Check out this thread here and here where bees have used the BRIDE’S kits from Michaels!

Post # 6
46 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I used the Michael’s Kit.  All of my pics are here and I have one below.  In general, we were happy with how they turned out.  Here’s a few comments, though, that I have:


1.  They were super cheap.  We used 50% off coupons, and they weren’t on sale, so we spent $40 for 80 invitations (normal price $40 each).

2.  I thought that the paper/envelopes are kinda flimsy.  The envelope was thin enough that you could see the invitation through it.  Also, the envelope was colored (green) but the inside was white, so I made envelope liners to jazz things up.  Wasn’t too thrilled about the envelopes.  The cardstock was also really thin – about 1/2 the weight of Papersource cardstock.

3.  The enclosure was nice.  Basically the reason why we got the invitation kits in the first place.

4.  The biggest perk of the flimsy-ness was that the finished invites weighed next to nothing and could have a 44 cent stamp… saved us a lot of $$$.

5.  Our printer doesn’t automatically calibrate to the dimensions (~A9) so we had to fix the settings.  Check yours.

6.  We didn’t use the fonts on their website, but instead designed our own in Illustrator.


Overall, I’m happy with how our invites came out and they were really frugal.  However, if I did it all over again I may have splurged on more luxe paper from Papersource, or bought the cardstock in bulk from Staples and then gotten enclosures (or a belly band or something) elsewhere to jazz it up.


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