(Closed) DIY Wedding invitations?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Michaels and Target both have inexpensive kits that match common [in a good way :)] designs. The paper quality isn’t the best though. Other options would be to use a program like illustrator or even photoshop. There are lots of free fonts and inexpensive vectors online! Or you could stamp them! Ms. Fondue has a great tutorial for embossing in her archives.

 

The possibilities are endless 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Start by planning it out with what you have, print it or make it on plain and see what you think.  I saw something I kind of liked, started printing and tweaking as I went.  Have you looked through the DIY section for some how to’s?  Think of the invites in parts, a little at a time so it’s not so overwhelming.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My fiance and I just sent out invitations and reply cards we made ourselves, and they turned out great!

I found a swirl I liked online, and put it into Photoshop.  Using layers, we added text, and a second swirl.  We bought 65 pound paper at Kinko’s for 18 cents/page and printed two invitations per page in our wedding colors, sage green and coral.  It took two tries with the color printer to get the saturation we wanted on ivory card stock, but that was it.  

I bought a rotary paper cutter at a garage sale for $5, though you can get one at your local art supply store new, which you can use again for your wedding programs and place cards.  We printed two-sided reply cards by turning the page over and running it through again to get our swirl on each side, getting four reply cards for each sheet.

I went to Joann Fabrics and bought 2mm rhinestones and superglued them on each invitation, and stuffed them in coral envelopes we found at Kinkos, in both the half-sheet size for the invitations and quarter-sheet size for the reply cards.

I don’t have neat handwriting, so we bought clear labels and printed addresses on the printer.  

One day to photoshop and layout; one day to print, cut and superglue rhinestones; and one day to stuff, label and stamp the envelopes, and we were done!

Post # 7
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690 posts
Busy bee

Ultimate – where did you find your swirl?  I’ve started designing my own paper products, and that is one area I had difficulty with!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I did all my invites on my home printer using microsoft word and everyone loved them. I bought all the supplies at Cards and pockets.com They looked like they were done by a professional.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Michaels for sure and wait for the 40% coupon.. They do it like every month or so, well worth it!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ditto bennettarmys – we did ours ourselves with cardsandpockets.com.  My Future Mother-In-Law called me when she received hers and asked when I changed my mind and had someone else do them, she was that convinced we went pro.  I kept the design incredibly simple, just me and my microsoft word and a free font I found online.  

You can do it!   

Post # 12
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988 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I got mine from wal mart really really cheap then I added some ribbon and swarovski crystals

here is the rough draft

I made my own direction card too

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Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

There is a generous graphic designer out there who actually offered her invitation templates for free online. You can download them for free, change up the wording yourself and print them on cardstock paper – you can do some test runs. 

http://www.downloadandprint.com/

Some of the designs are really gorgeous and similar to a lot of the ones you will see at online wedding invitation places. I would use them myself, but she does not have any that match my wedding colors. That’s a good place to start!

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