(Closed) DIY invites – where do I even begin?!

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 5
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4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I second that DIY invites are super overwhelming. I think we’re going to DIY the Save-The-Date Cards but not the invites cause I keep putting too much pressure on myself.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I bought simple Gartner invite kits. I’m sprucing them up with extra cardstock and colored envelopes. I’d look into searching for invitation kits first. You can still save a lot of money that way, but you don’t have to DIY all the paper sizing and envelope matching and things. There are a LOT of options for kits.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I recommend cardsandpockets.com.  They have a blog with inspirational DIY invites, and they offer kits which include pre-made pocketfolds so you don’t have to completely DIY.  My Fiance did the design for our invitations in photoshop, but I’m sure you could do a very nice design in Microsoft Word, like the other ladies have mentioned.  🙂

Post # 9
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6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i second cards and pockets!

 

i did all my invites in publisher.. i found it easier to do than word!

Post # 10
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1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I did mine on zazzle.com. They have a custom wedding invitation template where you can upload your own images. It’s super easy! You can also order custom postage stamps.

Just received all my stuff in the mail yesterday and I am SOOOO pleased with how it turned out.

Post # 11
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463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

hello!!! i think doing your own invites is a practical way to go.  you can customize, change your mind the last minute and save on costs.

i got my wedding invite kits from michaels (michaels.com).  they were on sale and i got 80 invites, 80 rsvp cards, 120 programs, 120 thank you cards, 120 stickers (for the envelopes).  However, i didn’t have reception cards so i went o papersource (paper-source.com) and matched my paper with their cardstocks.  Fortunately, one was a perfect match.

I did my invites through microsoft word.  I guess the first and rule is always adjust your paper size to the correct one coz that could ruin all your hardwork.  always test, test, test!  print out using the highest quality. 

I just used our regular printer at home (but fiance is an IT and he claims that we have the best printer LOL). 

Good luck!

Post # 12
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306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m lucky to have a friend who will be helping a bit with the graphic design, but I’m planning on having them printed at cardsandpockets. I think looking at blogs on invites, etc, helped a lot with what I want to do, but I don’t have the patience for all of them. So! Cards and pockets prints on various wedding-sized paper for pretty cheap, then with some colored envelopes and a belly band…. voila! invites!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Michaels has nice DIY invite kits – they also have matching programs and stationary. Very easy to use (well, I never used anything else so I can’t compare, but I thought it was easy). They explain exactly the settings you should put on your computer for it to print right and all.

Good luck!

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