Post # 1
so i am so in need of help right now. i am trying to cut my wedding cost as much as i can and i have finally opted to do make my invitations. i even found a site that sells pre cut folded invitations and coordinating pieces! but for those lovely ladies who have previousl made (or making) could you let me know what program are you using? is there a template somewhere i can download?
Post # 3
weddingdna.com has templates for programs, menus, invites, rsvp, everything! Its only like $30 to join and you can print all you want. That is what I did, and so far they have provided all I need!
Post # 4
I am just about finished making mine — I’m finishing up the last dozen envelope liners today. I did not use a pre-made program. I created a simple template using Pages (a Mac document processing program, similar to Word but a million gazillion times better).
It is a simple rectangular design, with a mat underlayer, a textured paper printed layer with the invite info, and a ribbon knot glued to the front. I made response cards from the leftover paper, and envelope liners from wrapping paper.
Keep in mind that in order to keep your costs down, you need to closely pay attention to what materials you are buying, because it can add up very quickly, and keep the design simple. The more inserts and layers and ink and ribbons you need, the more expensive it gets for materials, obviously. Also be prepared for a large time investment. Fifty invitations have taken me about three days to complete.
Post # 5
this is what i am doing:
We’re using A6 envelops, no liners (too lazy to do it at this point)
i bought green 12×12 papers from Joann’s at 6 for a $1. I’m cutting it up so it’ll be 6"x 12" and folding it to a 3 fold type of thing.
(so it’ll be 4.5 inches- fold- 4.5 inches- fold- 3inch in width)
we had bought silver paper (8×11.5"-regular paper size), and printing 4 invites per sheet. We’re going to cut it ourselves. FH has a color laser printer at work which we plan to use We plan to use double side tape these to the middle fold of the green paper.
We don’t know how we’re going to tie it together and how to make it look nice yet, but at least the words etc are all there…
I want to do internet RSVP, but FH says he’ll rather have both so the guest can choose (which i think is a waste of money to stamp return rsvp, since just about everyone we know uses a computer)
Post # 6
I used http://www.formal-invitations.com . They worked great for me (I made black and white invites with an autumn charm and a ribbon bow) and they give you free templates.
Hope this helps! :]