DIY invitations? Terrible idea?

posted 6 months ago in DIY
Post # 2
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

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
1027 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - 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
2920 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
2568 posts
Sugar 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
3093 posts
Sugar 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
1722 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
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

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.


Post # 10
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - City, State

zzar45 :  I like the clean design. Agree with PP you should keep the date and time consistent. I would also maybe include a link to the website (if any) to RSVP for your wedding. Will PM you my invite! (Sorry, just realised I can’t attach pic in pm)

Post # 11
1527 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I love it!! I uploaded a pdf of my invitations to vista print during a 50% off sale and ordered colored envelopes separately. Ended up saving me a fair bit.  I’d have printed them myself but my invites were ink heavy and double sided and it would have cost me more to print myself. 

I agree with the comment re: o’clock but disagree with skipping the comma after the day of the week. I’d say: Saturday, May 5, 2018. 

Post # 12
249 posts
Helper bee

Looks fine. My step mom is making everything from Save-The-Date Cards to invitations. I don’t care what anyone thinks because its saving me several hundreds of dollars! Plus they are still nice just not hella fancy.

Post # 13
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I’m creating my intvitations on the Canva app and getting them printed by a professional. Not sure where to print just yet.  

I think it’s a great idea! 

Post # 14
1446 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Cortland, NY

My best advice is to go online and see how things are worded 🙂 PPs have great advice! There is definitely a specific wording I encourage you to use, no matter whether you make your own invites or buy them! 

They do look lovely though! 

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