(Closed) DIY invites/menus etc without a kit?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Definitely possible. We’re doing our invitations for the bigger reception from scratch, and we’ve found that printing from a Word file works better than printing from MS Paint or other similar programs–gives you a crisper image.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I purchased my pocketfolds, but did the rest of the design from scratch.  Don’t be afraid ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I bought paper from paperandmore.com and designed my invites in Word. Totally do-able ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I too bought paper online and created it all myself. I created a pocketfold and all. I got my paper off of envelopemall.com. It was the cheapest I found. Its totally doable but realize that it is a lot of work. I couldn’t have asked for better for my invites. They turned out exactly as I wanted without spending tons of money!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I did mine completely from scratch. It was much less expensive for what we wanted for me to do them that way. Here is my breakdown and some instructions. It really is possible to do everything yourself.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I did my Save-The-Date Cards on my trusty injet using MS Word. And they came out splendid.

You can also print your stuff directly on cardstock if you take it to Kinkos (sometimes your printer will do it if you hand feed it and if the stock isn’t too thick), if you don’t want to worry about pasting stuff.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m making mine from scratch. I am a graphic designer, so I’m super excited about it! I am just going to design the invitations/STDs/RSVP cards/ect in Illustrator and then have them printed at a printer we normally use for clients. It’s going to be nice and cheap too, lol.

You can do a lot at home with just a regular printer (even black and white) and cool paper from craft stores/office suppy stores. I’m probably going to do something like that for my ceremony programs.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@ellabee:

I know someone (or maybe several someones) posted step-by-step instructions for DIY pocketfolds on here… a search should find them for you. I know I was considering that; eventually went with cardsandpockets.com, am very happy with the result, but I think it’s totally do-able and sounds great!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I did all the cutting and glueing for these by hand.  The idea, the measurements, the printing, the ribbon, everything we did our selves.  It is possible.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Eye Candy: These are amazing! That’s awesome that you did these by yourself! How many guests are you having becuase that would be very time consuming for me : )

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did mine from scratch as well (guess it’s a graphic designer curse).

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