Post # 1
I have been trying to find cheap invitations with a vintage feel. I am not an expert when it comes to making these things. I am seeing a bunch of cool designs on ETSY. But has anyone bought invitation sets off ETSY and how did you print them? From home? Take them to Staples? In the end did it save you money? Or is this one DIY project I should just forget about!
Post # 2
I bought the invitation suite (STD, invite, RSVP card) in digital format. I had the STD printed as magnets via VistaPrint, and the invites and RSVP cards printed by Staples (it was actually cheaper, even with the VistaPring discount code, and no shipping fee!). All together, purchasing the them from ETSY ($40) and printing sets of 75 cost right around $200 total.
Post # 3
I bought a template off of Etsy for our programs, and then I had them printed at Staples. It worked out great! I actually printed off one sample to make sure that they looked good before printing them all off. I spent the big bucks buying my invitations off from Etsy and having them print them. I definitely think it’s cheaper to buy the template and have them printed.
Post # 4
Check out Vistaprint if you haven’t. They have some cute vintage style invites and I got 60 invites and envelops for under $50 and ordered STDs today for $26 with envelops.
Post # 5
I got my design suite off etsy and printed off of vista print when they had a 50% off sale. I got my shower invite design and a matching “Advice For the bride” post card design for 20 bucks and printed them on amazing card stock and with envelopes etc for about 45 dollars for 70 invites and 50 advice cards
Post # 6
Thanks everyone. It makes me less nervous now.
I looked there and Minted. I liked the Minted ones but not the Vistaprint invitations that I saw. And the ones I did like had writing about “their parents” My parents aren’t paying for anything, so I’d rather not have them on the invites.
Post # 7
I haven’t bought invitations from Etsy although I did look and really liked some designs. I just wanted to chime in and say that if there were invitations that you liked from Minted, you can personalize pretty much everything and remove the writing about parents.
Post # 8
I bought an invitation template off Etsy that included the invitation, details card, and rsvp for $25. I bought nice paper and had them printed at Office Depot. Then I bought nice colored envelopes on Amazon. I got tons of compliments, and even my mom thought I had them professionally done. With paper, envelopes, and printing it cost about $70 For 35 invitations, which was much cheaper than anything else I saw.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead
I bought a suite on Etsy and then just had them printed at a local copy shop. It was super cheap and easy! Saved me loads and I still had a nice invitation that I added some stuff to
Post # 10
I think this is a great way to save money. That’s what I’m doing. Check out catprint.com. You can get invitations printed for $.50 each and they come with enevlopes. They will also send you a free sample pack of their papers so you can see which one you like.
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2016 - Laguna Beach
I bought my invitation suite off Etsy and had them printed with Vistaprint. It was so easy! We got the nicer paper and they turned out perfect. The invitation design was $60, but I had also found ones I liked for cheaper. I love me some Etsy!
Post # 12
Thanks everyone. I’ll probably need around 55 or so invtations. But it sounds like this is a huge money saver so win. win!
I will check out catprint.com