(Closed) do my wedding invites look handmade or bought?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
9026 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

They look great, I’m confused by the question because the invites look like they could be both handmade or bought.

Post # 4
5517 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

they look handmade, is that what you are going for?

Post # 5
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

They remind me of the kits you buy in Michael’s or somewhere and have to put together.  

So, semi-DIY.  


Post # 7
22 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

Frankly I think they can go either way.  It really depends on well your guests are familiar with invitations.  Since we’re brides, most of us will probably say DIY because we’re likely well educated on everything stationery.  However, unless your guests receive lots of social invitations, they will likely not know the difference and just think they’re fab!

Post # 8
5843 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

They look handmade to me but I don’t know why that’s a negative. Hell, couture clothing is handmade. I love your color scheme!

Post # 9
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

it looks like you bought some personalized hand-made invites. 

Post # 10
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If I received this in the mail, I would assume that I would be attending the wedding of a very talented bride! I can tell that you made these, but like PPs have said, I don’t think that’s a bad thing. They look like a lot of love and care went into them, and the fact that we can tell that you did them is great! 

Post # 11
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

they look bought to me

Post # 12
7680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I can’t tell if they are made or bought.  I think they look great!

Post # 13
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think they look handmade in a GOOD way. 🙂 Love the colors!

Post # 14
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think that they look great! As others have said, knowledgable brides and now wives can see that it’s DIY. I love receiving and making DIY invites. I received a friend’s wedding invitation recently and knew by touch that it was a Gartner (Target) DIY invite kit like ours was. I got excited by it because it meant that her and her fiance put a lot of thought and care into their invites like my husband and I did. I guess I’m a sucker for DIY invitation kits over the store bought, somebody else manufactured ones.

Post # 15
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think they look great, but at least semi-DIY.  To make them look more “bought”, I’d decrease the spacing between lines on the invite to tighten it up a little, and then on the second page, maybe add the monogram at the bottom or something to use more of the white space.  Also, the “bought” invites usually have a more flowy script.  I like yours, though, because it’s legible!  The cardstock/ribbon/monogram/etc all look beautiful and professional.  Good work!

Post # 16
4885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Handmade, but very nice!

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