(Closed) Designing Invitations to Sell to DIY Brides

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I’d check on etsy to see what other people are selling theirs for. I’m pretty sure Gloss does something similar to this, as well as other peeps.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with scissors, check on etsy and other invite site. I don’t how much I would pay, since we’re on a budget I am pretty much completely budget minded. lol It sounds really cool and a good idea for the brides who can afford it. Do you have any designs you could show us so we can see what you’re talking about? 

And one more question what do you mean buy printer ready? like we down load them and print them off of our own computer? lol I’m feeling very un-tech savvy right now

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would love some help designing invitations!!!  I want to DIY invitations… but I am soooo uncreative!!!

So… I guess I need to actually answer your question.  I would probably pay about $20 maybe more.  I’d probably be more interested in some type of logo that I could use through out my whole suite.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

So I hired someone to do a custom design, and I am paying her $150. If anything, I think that is a little low, but she accepted the first offer.

I think $20 is too little, I think $40 for the invite and RSVP is the right amount. People will choose you more for the quality of the design than the price. $60 for invite, RVP, and variations for inserts seems right to me, with nothing custom. Charging $10 an hour for custom work seems reasonable, so if someone wants small changes v. brand new, give them a price based on the estimate for your time. Keep in mind the time it takes to do all of the back and forth and editing.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I looked into the printer-ready etsy service a few weeks ago; the usual price is about $50 for an invitation suite where you insert your info/colors/font into an existing design, and anywhere from $75 to $200 for a custom designed suite.  I actually ended up designing my own on Illustrator πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

It is still a great idea! Nobody’s style will ever be totally the same, so you will be able to benefit by being unique in pricing, style, design, and helpfulness! I know some go about it in a WYSIWYG sort of way, so no help deciding on printers, papers, etc., but then some are super helpful and hands on. You can also have different levels of customization, just like with reg invites. I’ve always liked this idea. πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think this is a great idea and very good price!  If I had DIY’d my invites, I would have thought it was a steal!  Great idea! 

I”m actually looking into getting a custom monogram for after the wedding.  Perhaps you could up your price and throw that in your package too.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

PS – Love the last design!  Where were you about 6 months ago when I was doing my invitations?!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

wow i love these! i sent you a message, i think i should’ve just posted here instead of messaging.

If you still have a free spot open, I’d love one designed!!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think it’s best to do it on a per piece basis. I know that’s how I priced everything out that I looked at.

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