(Closed) DIY STD and invites???

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I made most of my paper goods on MS publisher. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I made all of my items on MS Publisher. I had never used it before, but I do have to say it was mush easier working in Publisher than Word which I started using and failed miserably.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I made all my items on Adobe Photoshop Elements and MS Word. The Save-The-Date Cards came from Photoshop Elements and the invites,nenclorures, reply cards and soon to be programs were all made in MS Word! They came out awesome and peopare gave us so many compliments!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m using MS word, but Publisher isn’t a bad idea either… I did a little research on font styling beforehand because I wanted to be sure my stationary didn’t actually LOOK homemade 😉 I would also highly highly recommend downloading a bunch of new fonts (I used dafont.com and paid $0.00) You’ll have waaaayyy more fancy/quirky options than Microsoft offers. And of course, really get familiar with whatever program you use. There are all kinds of editing functions in Word that I’d never noticed until I started my project!

Here the “font rules” I stuck to… And my RSVP…

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Tagging to keep up with these great suggestions – thanks, ladies!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Just started using MS Publisher and it’s pretty easy to use… way easier than stuff I’ve tried to do in Word in the past.

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We cheated a little… We bought Wilton stationary from Jo-Ann’s, and they have a program on their web site that does the fonts/formatting/etc.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Gables at Chadds Ford

I just finished making my save-the-dates in Adobe Photoshop CS3, and plan to make all of my other stationary with that program as well.  I like the font ideas someone posted above!  Dafont.com is where I found some of my fonts to use for our stationary.  I just wrote a post/rant about DIY Save-The-Date Cards driving me crazy.  If you are a perfectionist…make sure you give yourself enough time to mess around in whatever program you are using, and maybe have a friend or your fiance around to help make decisions.  It helps to pick a wedding color scheme and stick to that to some degree.  For me, our bridesmaid’s dresses are coral, so I incorporated that as an accent into the save-the-dates, then it will be the main color of our actual invites.  I purchased envelopes from Paper Presentation and the quality is great!  I bought the matte envelopes in several sizes and colors- the online swatches were pretty accurate and their shipping was super fast! 

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