(Closed) Is it cheaper to make or buy invite for very few guest?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What is cheaper for a small wedding?
    Buying invitations : (5 votes)
    45 %
    DIY invitations : (4 votes)
    36 %
    It depends on _______ (please tell me) : (2 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    2892 posts
    Sugar bee

    Depends on who you buy through or what you buy. We used a Vistaprint coupon that pops up ALL the time and we received 80 invites, envelopes, RSVP cards, more envelopes, and thank you cards for a grand total of $50. 

    Post # 4
    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We did 45 invites ourselves.  I too couldn’t justify spending several hundred dollars on invites.  Ours turned out incredible.  We got so many compliments but they did take us a lot of time to complete.

    Post # 6
    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have designed my own and used Vista Print to have them printed.  I ordered the smallest batch (10) to see how they would work.  Got them today and am very happy with them.  I used the linen paper, which is a little thiner then I hoped, but I still like it.

    Vistaprint also have a good range of designs if you don’t want to design something yourself.

    Post # 7
    2492 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I had my sister design and I created/put together the invites. I did 40 of them and it was painfully long process and got expensive because we only bought quality everything. If I were to do it again, I’d use a wedding kit as a base and DIY from there.

    Post # 8
    323 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Personally, I would say to DIY it. You’re having an intimate little wedding, you should throw all of the personal touches into it that you can. I make cards all of the time, and you can get sales as craft stores or even search the dollar store for sequences, etc. 

    Post # 9
    11 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it depends where you would buy from, etc. If you do decide to DIY, Michael’s and Joann’s both almost always have 40% off one item coupons in their weekly newsletter and have sales often. I’ve gotten all my paper punches, paper cutter (so you don’t have to worry about cutting straight) for at least 40% off at one of the two stores, and it’s helped me save a lot.

    Post # 10
    1776 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    What about getting a “Do it yourself invite” package.  They are like 10-25 dollars and have everything you need in them.  It’s not as fancy as some things you could make yourself, but at least there would be some personalization and inexpensive too! 🙂

    Post # 11
    13563 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We DIY’ed our invites by designing them ourselves and having them printed at FedEx. With so few to print, I’d imagine it could be pretty cheap for you!

    Post # 12
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    Vistaprint small orders are pretty cheap!

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