(Closed) DIY Invites

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: To DIY or not to DIY
    DIY : (7 votes)
    29 %
    NO way professionals all the way : (5 votes)
    21 %
    I did it and it turned out great : (11 votes)
    46 %
    I did it and they sucked : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have examples in my profile DIY but the pics are too big to post in the regular boards. 

    Yes, they’re a lot of work and I would onlyrecommend taking on the task ifthey’re important to YOU. They have to be a labour of love or you’ll be cursing the damned invites that “nobody cares about anyway”. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

    We had our designed on etsy and printed at a local print shop. Then we just put them together and I tied a bow around them! 

    Post # 5
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    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I got mine at Michales on clearance. Paid $34 for 120 invites, thank you and response cards. Came out BEAUTIFUL!

    Post # 6
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    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

     

    Post # 7
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    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i got a simple jacket style diy kit on clearance for $15 and added some of my own embellishments with ribbons.  i loved them and it cost less than $1 a piece.

    Post # 8
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    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I did a semi-DIY. Originally I was planning on doing them completely myself, and going all out with them. I was going to do a handpainted watercolor for on our RSVP postcards, etc…THEN I realized how crazy I was.

    We ended up ordering them through Vistaprint, which is almost completely customizable. They were super affordable and we upgraded to the best paper so they don’t look cheap at all. I used a corner rounder to round all the corners, I am buying better quality/more interesting envelopes, tieing them together with striped bakers twine, etc. It was a lot more fun for me this way because I didn’t have to do any of the hard parts, just all the fun parts to make them more us and more special! 🙂

    I also designed cards to insert in the invites that have a DIY made I made on one side, and our website address on the other. I ordered 100 of those through Vistaprint as well, all for free!!

    Post # 9
    Member
    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I should add i had a total meltdown while DIY my invites…one in which I threw a 2 ft tall glass case into the wall…yeah. Anyway i was so pissed I jumped online and said SCREW IT! Im PAYING for this!! and my invites would have been about $1K!!! So, I calmed down and continued to assemble 🙂 (remember I only paid $34!)

    Post # 10
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    5662 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @SapphireSun:  Agree with this

     

    To do DIY invites completely from scratch is SO MUCH WORK. And likesapphire said, must be a labor of love and important to you. That being said, DIY doesn’t have to be completely from scratch the way I did them (the only thing we didn’t  cut print stamp etc ourselves was the pocketfold). It’s totally worth getting boxed sets at michaels that you just have to print, or ordering from etsy and both are cheaper thaN professional stationers. If you are getting married in 2014 as your date says, keep your eye out for michaels an other craft stores to clearance their boxed sets, you have plenty of time to find some great ones!

    Post # 11
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    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I had planned on DIY’n them, but then saw a box set by Brides at Michael’s that I fell in love with! There were on sale and I got to use a $5 off coupon so each box of 30 invites were only $25 with tax! I got 60 invites for $50 (tax included). It will be so much easier to just have to print on them verses creating them from scratch!

     

    Post # 12
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    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i DIY’d mine…. but it doesnt really count becasue I am a professional myself. I would say if you aren’t comfortable with it… you could pick up a kit from the art stores.. and yes etsy has some great people at affordable prices

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