(Closed) Has anyone tried this “diy wedding invitation kit”??

posted 10 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
23 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

I haven’t tried that kit but it seems a bit pricey!!!  I got a kit from Micheals for $15 that has all the card stock. 50 invitations, 100 response cards, 100 placecards, 100 programs, 50 envelopes for invites, 50 evelopes for rsvp, 50 seals, I bought 2 of those kits and ordered the pocketfold paper from anchor paper (100 for $36) I got the ribbon from ribbon bazaar for $14 I used rhinstone buckles but basically I had $142 in my invites and that was for 100 of them.  If you pick the pieces apart you need (even cut your own card stock or get it from say anchor paper you could save ALOT!!!

Post # 4
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

<span style=”font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Verdana”>I am getting married at a winery and when I was looking for invites I found some I loved…they were hand made and had water colored grapes in the background with the printing in the foreground.  I bought a DIY invite kit from Michael’s…it had 50 invites, 50 response cards and 50 envelopes for each.  I used a 50% coupon and got them for about $15….I used some grape graphics from Word, used the washout selection for the color and they came out beautiful!  People have asked me where I got them…I did the same for the response cards, directions and menus so they all match.  They absolutely do not look like I made them on my home computer.   I surprised myself.

Post # 5
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I haven’t tried that diy kit, but I have always planned to do my own invitations.  Originally, when I was planning for a larger wedding, I bought the store kind (on sale for $5 / 50), and called a local print shop.  They offered to do 150 + invitations, response cards, etc. for between $50 – 60.  Typically, they are willing to take "private" orders if they are over $100.  And, although the cost will adjust a little, once you get over 100, if was minimal.  For instance, 200 might cost you an additional $10.  Most won’t do it for less than 100 invites b/c of the cost of setting up the press. 

I created my own invitations for my grad school graduation – complete with rsvp and direction cards.  All that you have to do is type us the preferred wording on your computer, spell check, and make it in the font that you want.  Even if your paper (8 1/2 x 11) is larger than your invitation, just make sure that when you hold up the paper and invitation, the font is in the location that you want.  They turned out great and I can’t wait to do it again!   

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