(Closed) invitations… what to do?

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Post # 3
Hostess
11283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@WeAreMarshalls: Umm good question I spent probably about £50, don’t know what that is in dollars on stuff for my DIY invites and in all they took me two days to make at least. I know people use vistaprint and some of them look really good but they’re not personalised i.e. the people’s names who you’re inviting aren’t on there. Some bees on here have DIYed invites that look like it’s come from professional printers like vistaprint but are amazingly good.

Post # 4
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I think it depends on how much crafty stuff you already have – if you’ve got loads of stuff lying around, it could definitely be cheaper to DIY them.

I have hardly anything, so by the time I stocked up on all the bits & pieces, it worked out to be only a tad more expensive to get someone to do them for me – and it saved me a whole lot of heartache too.

Either way, have fun creating them!

Post # 5
Member
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you’re looking for something inexpensive, I would recommend trying to find packs of the blank ones where you print your information at home. I think the totally customizable ones that you order online always end up being more money (unless there’s some awesome website I haven’t found). And making your own from scratch can end up taking a lot of time and a lot of money. With the boxes of blank ones you can still customize the invites and print things exactly how you want, but the paper is already there and already has a design on it. 

If you go this route, I’d check out Target and craft stores like Michaels or Joanns. They frequently have coupons or sales so what would normally be like $25 for 50 invitations could be even less.

Post # 6
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1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our invitations arent unique but they were really cheap especially since I got to use two 20% off coupons on both boxes. I got them at bed bath and beyond. You can order them in the store and use the coupons or order them online take them to the store and they will give you back the difference in the coupon. They are 29.99 on the website. Shipping was about 6 bucks and I ended up paying 32 dollars a box ( I really only needed one but got two just in case) They come 50 a box. They are blank so you can put what you like on it.

Post # 7
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114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We did the Seal~N~Send invites and they went out about 1 week ago. So far I have gotten excellent feedback on them. So many people have said how elegant they look and they were very much in our budget. I also have to tell you how easy they were. I only had to write the address to where they were going, fold them and seal them. They were only 72 cents to mail. Hope this helps you!!!

 

 

http://www.annsbridalbargains.com/Send-Your-Wedding-Invitations/Seal-and-Send-Wedding-Invitations/2656-AWF30559CR-Dreamy–Seal-and-Send-Invitation.pro

Post # 8
Member
41 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I made extremely elaborate invitations myself. Including wax seal, feathers, envelope liners, pocket fold, etc.

I got the supplies from http://www.cardsandpockets.com

My mom purchased the materials, but it was approximately $350 for 100 wedding invitations.

That’s extremely cheap for all that I had!

I had inner envelope, inner envelope liner, pocket fold, invitation mats under the invitation/reception card/info card, rsvp card + envelope and a belly band!

Obviously, you can exclude some items for a cheaper price.

Post # 9
Member
27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2003

Let me know if you want hand made invitations. I do invitations for almost the same price as doing them yourself. I just want to get my name out there right now I have attached a set that I made for another bride. They are pocket invites. Let me know if you want me to design something custom to your wedding theme.

Post # 11
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27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2003

Thank You! I just PM’ed you. Below is a pic of the monogram I was talking about. See how the ribbon goes around this and then there is the monogram on top? This will go around the pocket invite and the guests will slide it off to open your invitation.

 

Post # 12
Member
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@[email protected]: beautiful!!!

I’m doing my own.  I got resume parchment paper (more packs than I need… but that’s ok, I’ll find uses for it!) and I’m going to get card stock to do the inserts and the middle “announcement” section.

The parchment paper was under $10 and the cardstock is $5.48.  So a max of 15.48 for 75.  Not including envelopes/stamps.  Envelopes are around $7 for 50 (two packs) 5×7 envelopes.  I MIGHT get the 4×6, too, I don’t know yet.  I DO know for 100 5×7, 100 4×6, two packs of cardstock it’s $27 (26 and change, actually).

That would put mine at around 56cents an invite.

 

If you’re wanting to do your own, I recommend using photoshop or illustrator (photoshop if you’re gonna go art-heavy) and using the diy tutorials found around the internet.

 

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