(Closed) Did you DIY your invites?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Did you DIY your invites? Was it worth it?

    Yes and I'm glad I did

    Yes and I wish I hadn't

    No and I wish I had

    No and I'm glad I didn't

  • Post # 17
    Member
    7384 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @NurseMandie:  🙂 Everything else I did in that vein was much easier–I bought an old frame from Goodwill and painted the glass with chalkboard paint for the program, and then just designed and printed off our seating chart, menus, etc. at home.

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    @Mrs. Wallaby:  I love your invitation suite so much. I had planned to do a similar belly band and twine, but I decided that it was too much work lol.

    Post # 18
    Bee
    1156 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    @vorpalette:  Aw thanks girl! Haha it did take awhile. I watched a whole season of a TV show while I was working on those. Side note – I can’t believe your wedding is almost here!! Are you excited?

    Post # 19
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    280 posts
    Helper bee

    I designed and made them from scratch, what i wanted was either not available or too expensive. The only thing I paid for was getting the pages lined up properly on the A4 sheets – I had to fit 2 pages per sheet otherwise I didn’t have enough paper! They ended up being little hardback books with 8 pages. Thankfully we only had 60 to make…

     

    Post # 20
    Member
    7384 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Mrs. Wallaby:  Very, but I don’t think it’s really hit me yet? I mean, we’re a week away, final paperwork is done, final payments 99% done, projects done, etc., and I’m still off in la la land. lol Then again, I didn’t have one of those “Say Yes to the Dress” moments at the bridal salon or anything, either, so…? BUT we got our lease renewal the other day and our office ladies put “Myfirstname and FIfirstname Marriedname” on it…!

    Post # 21
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    1690 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We had a carnival/circus theme, so I kinda wanted to make our own so they looked a certain way. I’m glad I did them, it was a pain in the ass, but everyone loved them. I made about 70 total.

    Post # 22
    Member
    826 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @NurseMandie:  to be honest I purchased the emobsser first, I just love the look of it with the invitation and the design I chose will be something we can use on any mail we send out, it’s our signature stamp.  I used

    http://www.wgpress.com/category/EMBOSSER.html

    They are very customer focused and took my design to a new level.  My sister is an event planner and when she saw the emobssing she was floored.  I also ordered a calligraphy address stamp for $20 on etsy and it has been a God send, we can use it on all future mailings and it saved the stress of having to pay the printer, and I could use whatever ink I wanted.

     

     

     

    Post # 23
    Member
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I designed mine with InDesign, and put them all together.  The only thing I paid for was the printing and the cutting.

    Post # 24
    Member
    826 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @NurseMandie:  attached is my embossing template I created and a sample of the

    final product. 

     

    Post # 25
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    191 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Barn

    @Mrs. Wallaby:  Wowza!!! LOVE your invitations! Think I will use them as insporation for making ours! How did you put together the flowers? Just looked online for free photos?

    Post # 26
    Bee
    1156 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    @vorpalette:  I don’t think it hit me until I was leaving the office my last day of work for the wedding (i.e. 2 days before the wedding). Better to be in la la land than stressed out about last-minute tasks, that’s for sure! So exciting!

    Post # 27
    Bee
    1156 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    @TattooedChick23:  Aw you are so sweet!! I was inspired by Rifle Paper Co, I painted the design myself on a canvas and had it scanned at Kinkos.

    Post # 28
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    3201 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I sort of DIY’d mine. I bought kits at Michael’s and paid $30 for 60 invitations and I tried to print them at home, but I messed up the ceremony address so I had to reprint. The second reprinting did not work because my printer had obviously decided it was done with my crap, so I took them to a local print shop to be printed. I’m putting  them together myself though. 

    I don’t have any pictures because I’m still waiting to pick them up from the print shop. 

    Post # 29
    Member
    4835 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I didn’t and I’m happy with the decision.  I bought a design from A Printable Press and had it printed myself on pretty paper.  

    Since I only needed to do the invite and no inserts, it wasn’t terribly expensive and it saved me a TON of time to just have it done.  Since I planned my whole wedding in about 4 months, saving time was valuable to me.  They looked great.

    Post # 30
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    7039 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I DIY’d ours with Paper source paper, our home printer, and some fun paper for envelope liners. I think I spnt around $100? Made 45 invites, I think. The rehearsal dinner invites were from Wedding Paper Divas. I think they were like $35? Didn’t need that many. It’s hard to tell in the pictures, but the enclusure and envelopes are metallic silver, and the paper is white with peacock blue, black, and yellow accents. We backpacked through Asia for our honeymoon, so the Japanese map paper on the envelope is a nod to that. Our wedding was at a modern art museum, hence the very modern look.

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 31
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    1094 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I designed them and sent them to someone to make them all pretty and professional. I can’t cut straight to save my life, so I am so happy I spent the extra money to have someone professionally cut and paste! I love how they turned out and have gotten so many compliments on them since mailing them out. 

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