(Closed) I’m stressed! Trying to do too much myself… need help with DIY invitations

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo

have you considered ordering them off vistaprint? DIY invitations take up quite a lot of time!

Post # 4
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

JUST breath… im in the same boat!!!! UGH! its very stressful… but I figure… what is important… we will remember… everything else… is just a blur πŸ™‚ vistaprint is a good and (Cheap) alternative… my invites are pretty simple but weddingchicks.com has some VERY adorable layouts and hobby lobby has super cheap cardstock and diy items!!! hope i helped a little. and i wish you all the luck in the world! IT will ALL be PERFECT!

Post # 5
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013



Either one of these printable invites (second one is FREE!):





90 of these (maybe a few extra just in case):



4 packs of plain invite paper to print above invites on at your local Kinkos or home printer (these are pre-cut, you can save a bit by getting the full sheet packs that make 2 invites per sheet, those are the second link!):




If you would like to put a pretty mat behind your invite on the pocketfold (not necessary), here is the link (maybe in a coordinating wedding color to your Eggplant?):



Envelopes? I would get 100 in case you mess up on addresses!(RSVP envelopes if needed in second link):




Any other enclosure paper you may need (RSVP, Directions, Accomodations) They are pre-cut as well:




I’m not sure if any of this is helpful or not, but all added up its about $143.40 if you get a free design, Signature pocketfold, invite paper, mat paper, RSVP enclosure, Invite envelope and rsvp envelope. Plus or minus if you decide on a different design or add more enclosures. I used cards and pockets and highly recommend them for their supplies, but like a PP said, you can go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels and use a coupon to get a really good deal on cardstock and Invitation sets as well!


Good luck!



Post # 6
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

123print.com is cheap place to get stationary. we went this route for invites. we did vistaprint for std and was alot $ for what we ordered..


can u ask for help with other projects from bridal party.family?

Post # 7
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am on a very tight budget also and decided to go to Michaels for my invitations $16. They had some very cute one’s that we tweeked to be more personal ( added out color ribbon, stamp, and rhimestone $5). We went to staples and got them printed for $.39 per invite. All together it was under $50 buck for it all…. 

Post # 8
2216 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Here are the invites I designed (my color is lapis/eggplant): http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/what-do-you-think-of-my-invites-1

I bought this pack of invites from JoAnn fabrics (with 40% or 50% off coupon) to print the design on: http://www.joann.com/wilton-100-ct-single-border-invitation-kit/xprd985658/

I also bought the matching all purpose cards for other enclosures.

I am buying these as outer envelopes: http://www.envelopes.com/business/booklet/6-x-9-booklet-envelopes-deep-purple

Post # 9
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@misschickpea:  If this doesn’t help the OP it definitely helped me!!! I ordered invites from Wedding Paper Divas because I determined that an all DIY invitation was stressing me out. So I’m ordering pocketfolds, making the inserts and RSVP portion of it myself to save some money. The cards and pockets links to the precut inserts and RSVP cards are rockstar!!!

@Amanda_Atl:  Target has a lot of invites on clearance right now.  I don’t remember the colors but perhaps you can pick a neutral invitation and add the eggplant color with the pocketfold or using bellyband.  If you or a family member have a Costco card, you can get 20% off at Wedding Paper Divas. That helped me save some money as well. I always see vistaprint offers on Groupon as well.  I did my STD’s through them and spent $15 because I had an offer that I had purchased.

Given that your wedding is in a few months and you probably need to mail these soon, I would go with the simplest option like what misschickpea laid out for you and semi-DIY the invites.

Good luck!!!

Post # 11
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Amanda_Atl:  I completely understand dear! I know Daisy-days.com had a purple/eggplant set. Even ones that you can print yourself! Good luck πŸ™‚ If I find anything else I’ll PM you 

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