Post # 1
So I have been pricing invitations for what seems like EVER! They can get so expensive! So I decided that the cheapest route would be to buy invitation kits and print them myself. I am pretty crafty so I don’t see this being a problem. The problem I am having though is that I cannot find any kits that I actually like! They all seem to be black and white and I would like something with purple in it. I already tried Michael’s and Joann’s. Does anyone else have any suggestions where else I can look? I’ve also been searching the internet and haven’t found too much.
Post # 3
Check Michaels online. They have this collection called Anne Griffin and it has a lot of options. I got mine from there and they were perfect!!!!
Post # 4
I have also seen pretty invitation kits at Target of all places.
Online, they have some nice ones on amazon & ebay.
ETA: You could also buy a neutral kit & change up parts to add color. We bought an embossed white on white kit, and replaced the white ribbon with a charcoal one, for example.
Post # 5
THanks for the suggestions I will have to take a look!
Post # 6
You can always alter the invitations to your liking. We bought some plain white ones and I bought a vintage stamp to decorate the envelopes with. I’m also lining the envelopes with wrapping paper for a little more pizazz. You can do a lot of neat things with the invites.
This is what ours look like just to give an example. The paper they are sitting on is what I’m using for a liner.
ETA: You can always look at ones that don’t come with pocket folds and then DIY some in a color you like to spice them up. Try looking online at things you like and take the pictures to the store with you to see if there is any way that you can recreate it.
Post # 7
I know you’re on a strict budget, but have you tried CatPrint?
It was recommended by Mrs. Hyena, which she used for her invitations, and since they’re so reasonable I’m going to use them for bridal shower invitations for my friend’s shower!
What’s great about them is that you can order the exact number of invitations you need instead of set numbers of 50, 100, 200, ect. Since you’ll be printing them yourself anyways, you can just add some pretty graphics and border in your color of choice and tada! Affordable invites! (Also it will save you the hassle of getting the invites aligned properly on your printer.)
Also note the envelopes can be added for a very reasonable price I might add, WAY cheaper than trying to order them online and paying shipping…
Hope this helps!
Post # 8
I totally second taking a neutral invite kit and changing peices up. We took a damask kit and added a red ribbon and the pop it added was amazing.