(Closed) Has anyone made their own invitations?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I haven’t done mineyet but I plan on making them.  I found a lady on etsy to design exactly what I want and I will have them printed myself.  I am going to do the burlap and leakers twine myself…significantly cheaper! Can you post a picture of them?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If you had some help, totally doable!! They are super cute btw

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My friend bought her invites at Pat Catans (or Michael’s, I can’t remember). She was going to have them professionally printed at Kinko’s, but she did a test run at home on her home computer and was impressed with how good they looked, so that’s what she did.

I wish I had a pic because they looked awesome. They were black and white damask print with dark purple ribbons. 

You can find nice, blank invitations at a craft store. Target even has a nice selection, especially online. Then just print them at home.

Another one of my friends is a graphic designer and she is going to design my invitations on uprinting.com. I haven’t spent too much time on the site myself, but she says it’s WAY cheaper than most other invitation sites and you can do pretty much whatever you want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I made my own little Suite! Everything came to about $250 (including bags, twine, and tickets)

It did take a little while to design them, but I think it was worth it! Now I just have to assemble them all…

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I made mine.  The only part that looks difficult about those ones would be cutting out the birds, and maybe finding the pocketfolds in what looks to be an embossed or glossy black on black pattern.  Very nice though.

Here’s some pics of mine.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

My husband designed ours and to get them printed was like $80! So do your own if you can. Like you said, it’s just going to get thrown out. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin

 

 

 

We spent about $35, I drew the design on an art program on my iPad, then added the wording on my computer and printed them out.  We wanted simple, we got beautifully simple. People loved them.  I will do this for any invite I need in the future now, since I know how easy it was. 

 

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m not a super crafty person but I made ours based on a design I found online.  As much as I loved the letterpress, I didn’t want to splurge on it.  I’m pretty comfortable with Illustrator and InDesign and enjoyed making it our own, but it was time consuming to get the design how I wanted it. 

This was my inspiration.  I printed everything with Catprint and got the envelopes and matching paper for bellybands from envelopes.com.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Designed, print, cut and assembled these at home.  Total cost including $0.65 (2 oz) postage $2.89 each (for 50 invites)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I made my own. Honestly, the ones you like look super simple to do. Order pocket folds online, have the inserts printed at the proper size at Kinkos or somewhere, glue in place, and find some bird cut outs online at Artfire (or get a hole puncher to do yourself..or if you have a friend with a Cricut have them help). Done!

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