DIY invitations? Terrible idea?

posted 5 days ago in DIY
Post # 2
433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

zzar45 :  I think they look lovely! My only suggestion would instead of “Invite you to join them in the celebration of their marriage” to “Invite you to join them at the celebration of their marriage”.

You also don’t need 2 commas in the date, only one: Sunday May 5, 2019.

And: two o’clock in the afteroon. (missing the apostraphe).

And just a personal note; if you are going to fully spell out the time and not use a number, you should be consistant and do that with the date as well. Sunday May Fifth, Two Thousand and Nineteen. Or something like that.

Otherwise the design is beautiful and I love your font!!!

I did my invitations myself as well, designed them and simply purchased a font and graphic elements I wanted to use for all the stationary. I then uploaded to vistaprint and ordered on a 50% off sale!

I got for only $180(CAD):

  • 100 Invitations
  • 100 rsvp cards
  • 100 accomodations cards
  • 100 thank you cards

I did splurge on fancy paper for the invitation and accomodations card, but it was worth it! I got linen paper and it feels SO NICE in your hands! Highly reccomend, I think it would go perfect with your design!


Post # 3
711 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: A vineyard

No I think it looks great! I did mine DIY and it looked similar.  We bought some pretty cream coloured envelopes and little initial stickers to close them and printed them off on a kind of off white/cream cardstockish paper from the ups store near us. I really ended up liking my invitations. I would do it again 100 percent. 

Post # 4
2980 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I designed our invitations and they turned out great! We printed them through Vista Print and the quality was good but the savings were even better. 

I do agree with every suggestion from the PP above. The design and font choices are great though! Very minimalist which is right up my alley. 

Post # 5
2272 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I agree with the edits above but the design looks fine to me. I made my own invites and stationary and even printed them myself. I think I paid less than $150 for everything. About 90 invites, RSVP cards, details card, envelopes and all our random stationary like our bar menu, etc. 

We knew they would get thrown away so I didn’t really care. I did buy nice pearlescent paper to print them on, and we actually got a lot of compliments!

Post # 6
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

I’ll be designing my own as well, either from scratch or using a template. Still haven’t decided for sure whether we will do electronic or paper. Probably electronic.

Post # 7
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

We didn’t end up DIY’ing our invites, because we chose rose gold as a color and wanted the rose gold foil, but we DIY’ed a lot! We actually printed all of our envelopes on our home printer, and got those for cheap online. I just didn’t want to spend so much extra on something that will just get thrown away. I absolutely love your invites, but do agree with the edits above. They are so pretty! 

Just don’t forget to add in RSVP cards and Details cards (reception details, hotel details, etc.) But I think yours look great! 

Post # 8
155 posts
Blushing bee

They look great! I highly reccomend Vistaprint for printing too! We ordered during a 50% off sale, using their ultra thick matte and a tweaked design they had.  I got 30 invitations and envelopes for $39.  If you do a more standard paper it would be a lot less!  Below are photos of what we ordered and received.  I had read reviews that the actual colors were off from the design, but I think it was really accurate.


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