(Closed) DIY Invitations for dummies

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
153 posts
Blushing bee

To try to answer your questions (as I’m making my invitations at the moment):

How much info do you want in your invitations?  Reception info can be put on the invitation (like address and time).  Hotel info is usually on a separate card.  Ditto map.  Or you can send everyone to your website, which is what I’m doing.

Printing:  I think printing on 8×11 paper (or a bigger sheet) first, then cutting is easier.  Some printers have a hard time keeping smaller pieces of paper (and envelopes) straight.  You need to check if your printer can handle the weights of paper you’re planning on using.

I’m using 80lb weight and 60lb weight paper.  It feels nice to me.  Setting up your printer is trial and error so check the manufactuer’s instructions and buy extra paper to test.


Post # 4
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree with everhting that blightygirl had to say…I put the reception info on the invite, just a tag line at the bottom.

Then I made pocketfolds to hold the suite, and just had seperate cards.  Three cards, to be exact:

1) Directions with Map on back

2) Accomodations


I used cover weight paper for the inserts and text weight paper for the invite.  Think like the difference between regular paper and card stock.  But I would STRONGLY encourage you to take blightygirl’s advice on checking to make sure that your printer can handle the heavier paper – this was a HUGE problem for me.  It all worked out, don’t get me wrong, but I about killed the printer before I lost my sanity!  LOL.

Good luck!

Post # 6
153 posts
Blushing bee

It depends on how big you want your invitation to be.  I would take Mrs. Cupcake’s advice and start with the envelope.  How big is the envelope and scale your invitations to that.  I can get 2 invites out of one 8.5×11 sheet, but I know other people who couldn’t.

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