- Green Apple Bride
- 10 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I see in many of the bridal magazines that one way to save money is to make your own invitations. So, being the relatively crafty person I am, I saved my 40% off coupons from Michael’s and bought DIY invitation kits. They are really cute! I have complimentary save-the-dates, thank you cards, and programs – all in my wedding colors of clover green and chocolate brown. So what’s the problem?
I was warned that making my own invitation would prove to be a challenge. I tested out a couple invites and spent about half an hour and countless scrap papers trying to get it properly aligned. I haven’t given up on it yet but I am wary. Several of my friends said they did their own invites and either didn’t like how they turned out or gave up and got them printed.
I am wondering if it will still be fairly cheap to take the invites I purchased and go to a local printer. I think I can probably still do my invites and make them look nice but the programs I wouldn’t even know where to begin. At the time I bought the programs I was thinking about how nice they looked instead of how difficult printing them could be. I thought that the invites/programs had templates on a website but I couldn’t find them.