Post # 1
So was planning on have my invits done until just recently. We had a pretty big budget set back and now I am scrapping penning together. I really want something that will nice and elegant but on a constuction paper budget.
One issue is I work full time and am a full time student. So time is very limited.
Two questions I have for the hive are:
Does anyone have any tuturials they would like to share with me?
And where have you guys found the best prices (value and quality) for DIY projects.
I also am going to do my own flowers so any insight on that will also be a dream.
p.s. my colors and black red and white, with a damask rustic theme.
Post # 3
Michaels has really pretty invitations that you just print on. If you use their 40% off coupons, I bet they are pretty cheap.
Post # 4
@Murphymcnasty: You can get invitations on etsy for really good prices. Im paying 160 dollers for 100 invites and they are really nice. I found DIY to be just as expencive.
Post # 5
The kind of tutorial/template you’ll need will depend on the type of invite you want: layered, multi-piece, pocketfold, etc. Michael’s and Joann’s are good for supplies, but make sure to use coupons; both have mailing lists that deliver coupons via email weekly in addition to the Sunday paper. You’ll want a paper cutter (again, coupon), you’ll need double-sided adhesive tape, and possibly an embellishment of sorts. I always like to start with the outer envelope. Once you have that selected, you can work backwards size-wise for the invitation. There are tons of free templates online for actually designing the invite, and basic cardstock works wonderfully for printing. Free fonts are available online, too. Feel free to PM me if you have any specific template/formatting questions.
Post # 6
Great advice! Starting with the envelope is HUGE!
You can get some great colored 5×7 envelopes at Hobby Lobby for 2.99/12 (they have weekly 40% coupons & sales ALL THE TIME)
Also, I got all of my paper from anchorpaper.com pre-cut and it was by FAR the best priced & best customer service. So once you have an idea of the kind of invite you want you can get with them & they’ll get you squared away.
Also, since you’re a student look into your Media Service Center or where all the College’s in-house printing is done. They’re likely to be boo-koos cheaper than staples or other office stores. I printed at our college & spent total around 20 bucks for ALL of our paper needs (60 invites, 60 inserts, 100 guestbook sheets, & 100 programs that were 6 pages front/back)
And, I like dafont for free fonts.
Like pp said, you can find lots of invite templates online AND check on the DIY boards right here on WB… so really awesome, simple, & elegant invite suites for sure =)
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.
I think PP have given great insite. One thing I would invest in (not much of an investment at $10-20) is a corner punch. I think they add instant class and make any paper product look more plolished.
Best of luch!