(Closed) Invitation Kits – are they really that easy?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll:
    ORDER THEM : (7 votes)
    88 %
    DON'T DO IT : (1 votes)
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  • Post # 3
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @SFreeman2187: I don’t know which company you are ordering from, but we got ours from Target. We bought a box of 50 for 29.99. Darling Husband was a designer so he designed the cards in Illustrator and printed them from our home computer. They came out great and there were no difficulties with printing aside from remembering to put the envelopes in the correct way. The box also comes with instructions for doing it in Word if you don’t have design software.

    Post # 5
    1077 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Ours were a lot of work, but looked good.  If you have the time and patience, go for it.  

    Post # 7
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Honestly, I wouldn’t. Yes, saving money is awesome. Unecessary stress is not.

    Every post I’ve ever seen here about self-print invites, the Bride was stressed out and frustrated and many times they weren’t printing like they were supposed to.

    Post # 8
    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @SFreeman2187:  They look awesome!  Some tips – cut some regular paper to the same size as all of your inserts to do the initial test printings with.

    Whatever kind of printer you have, make sure you get familiar with all of the different settings.  Some are in printer options, some in details when you print – they’re all different.

    Once you know how it will print using those test pages try it with a ‘real’ set.  Some printers have options to change the thickness of the paper as well as the DPI or text ’rounding’ where it’s extra smooth on round shapes/smoothes the pixels.

    Always manually feed a sheet at a time, even if it takes forever 🙂  And give yourself LOTS of time to do it. 

    Make sure you’ve got ink cartridges around and do a little at a time – walking away from printing if it starts to be too much.

    🙂  Good luck!

    Post # 9
    1493 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @SFreeman2187: We did DIY invites from Target. My husband’s a computer software developer. He’s super skilled in Word and other programs. He did the formatting that the invite kit called for and tweaked it a bit. He printed the invites at work and then we assembled them at home. I was only stressed out when he was doing the printing. For us, we loved our DIY invites. We also home printed our rehearsal dinner invites which didn’t take very long at all either. My best friend did DIY’s too, but had them printed at Kinko’s. In the end, our invites looked great and made us happy. It’s a little more time committment than regular invites, but I’m happy that we didn’t spend alot on the paper side of our wedding.

    Post # 10
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Makes life easy!  Go for it!

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