Post # 1
I can’t seem to find ANY invitation styles I like that are affordable. I am having a rustic backyard wedding. My colors are navy blue and silver and I’m doing the whole chalkbard theme with mason jars and all.
I find some invites that work but are too expensive. I would love to do it myself, but I don’t even know where to begin. I would really like to incorporate the chalkboard theme into my invites.
Has anyone tried to do this or has done it???
Any suggestions will help!!!!
Post # 3
I’m sure you’ve researched all over the place. I ordered my invitations from Michael’s miDesigns and absolutely loved the outcome! They were very affordable and customizable as well! Not sure if they have anything in your theme, but it’s worth looking into.
Post # 4
I did my own wedding invitations. I loved how they came out and I saved a ton of money by buying cardstock on sale but……it was incredibly time consuming so if you plan on making them yourself, consider the time commitment needed once you decide on a design.
Also, there are a lot of things that will affect your mailing costs: weight, width, size, etc. so if you’re making invites to save costs, also keep in mind how much it will cost to mail.
Mine were already over by weight (extra 40 cents per invite) but they also were too thick because of a rhinestone embellishment so I had to find a smaller rhinestone so I wouldn’t end up having to pay an additional 25 cents per invite.
Little things but they add up!
Post # 5
Vistaprint has tons of new cute ones. Chalkboard, mason jar. These are cute, too! Or, if you think a tree motif would go, these are cute.
Post # 6
Are you any good with Photoshop/GIMP/Illustrator or the like? I play around with invites (thinking about starting up an Etsy shop) from time-to-time, and just found a chalkboard background on Google, some swashy vectors… it’s in the starting stages, but this is what I have, so far:
Post # 7
I’m not sure what your budget is, but here are some that I found on WeddingPaperDivas (Minted is great as well) that fit what I think your intended style is:
Written In Chalk
I think it would be really difficult to DIY the chalkboard ones well, because you would most likely be using a dark paper and printing white/light colors on top of it, which can be difficult to do well with a pro printer, let alone at home.
At the very least you can order some free samples and see what you think about them.
Post # 8
I designed my own chalkboard-ish invites in Publisher and then had them printed professionally:
There are a bunch of affordable printable chalkboard designs on etsy though! If you get a coupon for Vistaprint it would be really cheap to print them. I really liked the ones from this vendor: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PourVousDesigns
Post # 9
@brighteyedgirl: That looks great! You should definitely open up an Etsy shop
Post # 10
I paid 15 dollars for my chalkboard invite design from the Etsy shop SimplySmittenDesigns (i believe). I’m having them printed through cards and pockets, 45 invites for 34.20.
That’s the link to my invites. Good luck!
Post # 11
Wedding Chicks has a free printable mason jar wedding invitation suite – http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/invitation-suites/mason-jar-invitation-suite/
You could either print them at home, take them to somewhere like FedEx office, or print them using a site like VistaPrint.
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I ended up doing them myself on photoshop… It’s still a work in progress but now I have to figure out where I can get them printed. Yeah $35 sounds like a deal but when I added in the fact that I wanted to post them on a pocketfold, it starts to get pricey.
Do I have to print them in invitation style if I’m only gluing them to a pocketfold or what material would be the best to print this on?
I’m super new to all of this and I feel so overwhelmed by it all. I really want to DIY but it’s confusing Haha!
Like I said I’m still in the process of doing them and want to change around fonts and stuff but I did a chalkboard background by myself!!
I plan on putting them on a silver pocketfold or panel pocket, then doing my enclosures with the chalkboard only as a top border with the correct heading.
These will then have all other information in the pocket.
So I guess my biggest question is what should I print the invitation on? and at home vs a printing place?
Post # 14
I got mine at Zazzle. If you are ordering alot, you can contact the seller and see if they will cut you a deal. Also on Zazzle the more you buy, the cheaper it is. So don’t let the initial price shock you.