Post # 1
Did you DIY your invitation suite?
If so, what program did you use to create them? How much experience with design have you had prior to taking on this project?
I am thinking of creating my own invite suite and have no real idea where to start!
Post # 3
Hi Yeslemonpie – great to see a fellow massachusettsian LOL that’s a mouth full.
I am planning to do my own invites. Of course, bees here have some great advice so I’m going through envelopperinc.com
They have everything you need to make your invites special. I will probably just use MS Word and print them at home since we’re having a small wedding
Post # 4
We’re planning on DIY’ing all our wedding materials, including save the dates and the invitations. I’ll use Adobe Illustrator or InDesign. I’m a design coordinator, so I have a good amount of experience, but I didn’t have any formal training prior to my job. I think that if you have the dedication, you can definitely teach yourself–but I’d give yourself a good amount of time to practice though! And I know there are a lot of free programs you can get online, if you don’t want to invest in the full Adobe Creative Suite. Good luck, can’t wait to see your invites!
Post # 5
I do not know how to use these fancy programs
I just used my good ol computer some fancy font monotype cursiva and printed on fancy parhcment paper I bought at staples; I love them
there are really pretty DIY invitations on this site; its amazing what you can do on your own
Post # 6
My graphic designer cousin designed my DIY invitations somewhat (I had a lot of creative input, just not the skills to use her prpgrams)
But I created invitations for one of my showers in microsoft publisher (and have done this for other invitations before) quite easily. I found images from istockphoto.com, set the template up with the size I want and printed on 5 x 7 paper from Paper Source. I loved how DIY invitations turned out. So unique and much easier to fit within the wedding style, colors, etc than a form invitation suite would.
Post # 7
I am doing semi-DIY, since I am not quite as savvy at these programs as some are.
I’m purchasing the pocketfolds and paper, having the invitation card itself printed (thermography) and cut, as well as having the printer cut all of the other cards after i have printed maps, etc. I will be doing all of the mounting, design, and assembly. I’ll also be lining our envelopes and embossing each invite in a few spots.
I decided to buy the pocketfolds because – for the time it would take me to make them, it wasn’t worth what I would be saving.
Post # 8
I am currently DIYing my invitations.
My fiance used Adobe Photoshop to design them, and had a little bit of previous experience with the program (but no formal training).
Post # 9
We’re going to be DIY-ing ours. In terms of the invitation text, we’ll probably just use Word. =D We’ll set our page size as 11×17, set our margins and columns to what they’ll be for our invites, and print! Then we’ll cut and paste the squares of text onto our invites.
Post # 10
I’m DIY’ing ours and I’m using Microsoft Publisher. I’ve never used it before but it’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
Post # 11
We just finished our own DIY invitations. We went really simple on ours; bought 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 card stock and printed them out on word (fancy font of course), then glued a ribbon to one side.
Post # 12
I letterpressed my invites but use Illustrator to do the layout. I got most of the wording from http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com. They are a great inspiration!
Post # 13
I DIYed every ounce of our invites using Microsoft Publisher. I had 0 design experience and 0 practice. It took me 4-5 days to design my entire invitation suite; I remember day 1… the first time I had ever opened Publisher and that same night (many hours later) I completed my first piece (the RSVP card).
If you are dedicated I think you can learn to do anything…
Here is a link to my recently posted invites: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-diy-invitation-photoshoot
Post # 14
I also DIYed my invitations. I hand made the pocketfolds myself (in hopes to save money), but when all was said and done it would have been cheaper to buy them online. I have been through several drafts of my invitations, some of them in MS word, others in paint.net (a wonderful FREE downloadable image program). Ultimately I will end up using my hand made pocketfolds with the store bought Martha Stewart eyelet invitation and printing the text onto the eyelet paper using MS word.
Post # 15
tenmylove those are INSANE!
i really really love them.
i think i am going to give publisher a go before i drop the cash on Illustrator!
Post # 16
Thank you! I just finished my rehearsal dinner invites tonight (finally!) and I should hopefully have those up on the site tomorrow 🙂