Post # 1
Ladies-I must confess. I have been on this site since 2007. That’s ten damn years. Back then, I wasn’t close to being engaged, but I knew that wedding planning was what I wanted to do. Life has thrown me some curveballs and I continue to hit them out of the park just like you all do (2.5 boyfriends later (and the heartache that comes with), a new career, buying an apartment). All of this led me to the love of my life a bit over three and a half years ago.
It is with a full heart that I am now here as an engaged bee, planning a Some Season 2018 wedding. And today I am thinking about paper. I love the touch, the feel, the smell of it. But the truth is, I am the only one that will care about my invite. Well me and mom. So how did you make your invites both gorgeous and economical? Please share your photos, tips, and tricks. Happy posting!
Post # 2
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.
Post # 3
@heather25 Its a question i never thought about but would love to know the answers to. Definitely following this post.
Post # 4
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
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
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
- 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
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 # 9
Ladies these are all so gorgeous!
Post # 10
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