Post # 1
I just dropped off my formal invites at the printer and then headed over to Michael’s to return some ribbon. I happened to find myself in the Wedding section and checked out the pre-made invitation suites only to find that it would have been SO MUCH cheaper to just buy those. Not to mention I could have had a weekend! I’m just so frustrated! I went the DIY route to cut costs, only to find that I could have saved about $100 just buying the premade kit! SO FRUSTRATING!
Post # 3
sorry to hear that… but you gotta chalk it up to experience. next time you choose to DIY something, make sure you look into how much it would cost to get it done other ways.
Post # 4
What was your cost breakdown?
Post # 5
@Miss Tattoo:I’m interested in this too. I looked at the Michael’s kits and even though I liked them, I really wanted the pocketfolds etc, so I’m going with paperandmore.com.
Post # 6
Do you have a picture of your invitations? I bet they look much better than the ones at Michaels, and I am sure you have a happy sense of accomplishment from doing them. I also DIYed my invitations and I could have done them much less expensively by using one of those kits, but for the style and paper that I wanted, I would have paid much more. Try to do a cost breakdown and see how much your DIYed ones are per invite. I bet you did them for much less than you would have paid for something comparable.
Post # 7
@bRooklynRocks: Michael’s has the pocket fold invites as well. My sister had her heart set on those as well so we ended up buying hers from Michael’s.
Post # 8
I used the kit for my rehearsal dinner invites, and they looked like crap. It’s my printer’s fault, but they looked cheap and pixelated. Nothing beats the look of a professional printer.
Post # 9
I feel your pain. When I was printing addresses on our DIY envelopes, I spent about 25+ hours fighting with our old printer. My husband tried to convince me we needed a new one, but I figured a new one wouldn’t be any better. Now we finally have a new one and last night my husband ran 50 envelopes through in about 10 minutes. I wanted to cry! I should have just bougth the stupid printer and saved myself a ton of frustration.
Post # 10
Can we see the invites? I’m sorry you feel you wasted time and money but I bet they are beautiful!
Post # 11
I keep going back and forth. In the end, unless I can find invitations that match my style (which is not a common one) I am going to have to make them. Besides, I love making stuff and this wedding has given me a HUGE excuse!
Post # 12
I have looked at the Micheals kits too but I think there is something to be said for making them on your own, they are so much more personal! I think you should be proud of yourself and don’t stress, you only od it once so there is no reason to stress about what is already done. Also like everyone has said please post, I would love to see the ones you made!
Post # 13
So Frustrating! i was thinking of going the full DIY route but found michaels invites to be my best option. i even got them on sale buy one get one! so it was like $40 bucks. Any brides looking at the Michaels route…they have 20% off your entire purchase, or 50% on a single item…print two and make the FH buy one so you get the bigger discount!