(Closed) Inexpensive Beautiful Invites (Share Yours!)

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I designed mine in Photoshop and printed with Vistaprint! That part was cheap and easy. I bought the envelopes from a paper store, as well as gold pebble paper which I used for belly bands. I also embossed our names in gold, and printed envelope liners which increased the cost but I love how they turned out. I printed our address on the plain white RSVP envelopes with my inkjet printer. Overall I was really happy with the print quality of Vistaprint and would recommend doing it this way.

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Post # 3
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367 posts
Helper bee

@heather25 Its a question i never thought about but would love to know the answers to. Definitely following this post.

Post # 4
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I designed mine myself and printed at home on pearly/metallic linen card stock, then put them together with the gold foil wraps and ribbon by hand. A friend of mine with cute hand writing addressed them for me. The whole thing cost me less than $100 for almost 150 cards, which I think is good considering the quality of the paper. It was a very long process. I had my save the dates printed at vistaprint.com and they were lovely, also a great option. 

 

Post # 5
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421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I looked *forever* at all the big invitation companies and on Etsy, trying to find something in the budget and beautiful.  I even had one custom painted for me and hated it (so much for staying in the budget).  At last I finally found a printable one on Etsy that is beautiful and pretty much what I was looking for.  Had it printed at Vistaprint on their linen paper, and did it during a 50% off sale. 

Post # 6
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1895 posts
Buzzing bee

 

This is what mine will look like. I sourced a lot of places and most were $10-$12 per invite. Mine ended up being $4. 

Post # 7
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168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - City, State

I was very budget conscious and also didn’t want to spend a lot on additional postage.  We had seal and send invitations which cost $88 for 44 invites,  but that did include being addressed,  which was a huge time savings,  especially since we planned our wedding on just under 8 months.  The invitations only required standard postage and the RSVPs required postcard postage.

I only discovered this website about a month before our wedding… I wish I would have found it earlier as the other Bees who posted here have beautiful invitations which they are able to do even more inexpensively !

Here is a photo of our invites.

 

Post # 8
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154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I used zazzle! I found a design I loved and then modified the font/ wording to fit our wedding. They often have discounts and free shipping so I waited for those to come around to order. I then added fabric and twine myself 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

one of my BMs is graphic designer.  she designed them and i used vista print to print.  super cheap, aroudn $300 for everything i ordered, i even upgraded all the card stock and envelopes so i could print on them.  i priced the same thing out with a stationary store and it was over $1000

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