Post # 1
Trying to save on costs for my invitations. How many people have taken a DIY appoarch to your wedding invitations? Either completely doing it yourself at home or ordering them online via online wedding invitation website? Has anyone ever ordered them from Walmart? Opinions?
Post # 2
SoontobeMrsKCee: Im debating right now on if I am going to go the DIY route or just bite the bullet and have them printed. I can save SO MUCH MONEY if I DIY. I think I am leaning more towards DIY only because of the simple fact that they end up in the trash anyways for most people. I just cant justify $300+ on invites that will eventually get thrown away. But that is just me!
Post # 3
i designed ours myself in adobe illustrator and photoshop (i design wedding invitations for people). we’ll be having them printed by catprint, on heavyweight linen cardstock. i think the total cost for printing 65 invitations and 65 rsvp cards is something like $70 after shipping.
Post # 4
I went the DIY Route. Basically used a template online for the base, fixed everything up myself, had staples print the paber portion and then glued, stamped, glittered and generally decorated them myself. IT WAS SO HARD oh my god, i have zero artistic ability. I had three friends come over and help me assemble all of them.
In the end I’m pretty sure they all looked hideous, but because I put so much hard work into them, I loved them. I adore them, when I go to familys house and see it on their fridge I get all giddy. So worth the headache. I think in the end I spent about $110 for 80 Invites, travel information cards and RSVP cards.
Post # 5
I’ve designed and made a couple of sets of invites. I used photoshop and InDesign, printed at home on a canon pixma, and cut everything with a scrapbook cutter (printed on standard 8.5×11 cardstock).
These cost $2.89 including postage, inner and outer envelopes, inserts, shipping, tax, etc. I was also able to use the leftover materials to make my menus and wedding programs for free
I made these for a friend, they cost around $2 each (includes ribbon, charm, envelopes, inserts, etc)
Some “back-up” invites I had to make last minute. I think these cost around $0.70 each