(Closed) Did anyone design your own invitations, and have them printed somewhere else?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My dad is a graphic artist, so I totally lucked out.

He priced around and found Kinko’s to the cheapest place to print programs, etc.

Post # 18
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@erinleigh1: yeah they will print it but only on white glossy. Boo!

Post # 19
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

We printed ALL of our paper stuffs at the local college. It beat EVERYWHERE else!

For the Invites:

I chose a 67lb white Cardstock Tabloid sheets… I was fine with the 67lb b/c the only thing that was “stand alone” was the map insert.

Set up 4 invites per sheet, 4 maps per sheet, and 40 monograms per sheet using Illustrator which I used that & Photoshop for all our designing

I spent 8.50 for color prints on 11×17 67lb stock which covered

15 prints of the invites &

15 Maps

this came to 60 of each.. I needed 50 so I had plenty extra

5 prints of the monograms

so I could make bellybands & for the programs (which I scrapped & did something different)

I also used them to print our programs..

took in my our 80 text paper and spent 14 bucks on

600 1 sided blk/wht prints.

I would see about giving your local college a call and seeing what they can do 😉


Post # 20
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I have a friend designing the invitation/inserts/monogram/belly band and printing at Cards&Pockets.  I’m having them do all the printing, cutting and assembly (glueing to mats, etc) – for a pocketfold w/ bellyband, monogram, 3 inserts, envelope I’m expecting it to be $4/piece.  It’s about half DIY since I don’t have any of the labor (or more like headache for me) of cutting/printing and the extensive time it would take me to figure out…esp without a nice enough printer at home.  It’s clear local stationery companies create C&P invites (or at least very similar) and charge upwards of $8/invite for same thing so I’m happy enough with getting a professional looking invite for half stationery store price.


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