(Closed) Is this too much to pay for DIY invite kits?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Look at Target….I got 50 for $40 – everyone loved them!  They have a bunch of new ones out as well…..

Post # 4
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Newbee

I used these kits, and they saved me a toooon of money. What I did was print the 40% off coupons that Michaels always has (just google it, here’s one of them: http://dealspl.us/imageview.php?f=144302). I planned on going back once a day for 4 days to get enough, but when I asked the lady helping me, she just said to pay for all 4 separately with 4 copies of the coupons.

 

Boom. $100 total on invitations. It was awesome!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I got the same ones they sale at Michael’s from Marshall’s for only $10 (a set of 30). I’ve also seen them at TJ Maxx. Maybe check there. The only part I didn’t like was the envelope (it was too thin and it had a desing on the flap I didn’t like), so I think I’ll buy new ones and my cost will still be pretty low.

You could try a test run of a few at home and see how they print. If you don’t like it then take them to Kinkos.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I bought invites from michaels using the 40% off coupons. if you print several (google michael’s coupons – it’ll come up with the latest weekly one) you can take a few people with you and get them all in one trip. I got lucky with a few things and used two coupons in one trip, but most won’t let you.

However, I tried to go to kinkos to have them print them, but they wouldn’t print with my cardstock in the printers, and so they tried to use the photocopier, but they would either jam or have spots from the glass. I ended up printing them on my BIL’s hp injet printer, which worked out better as long as I watched it feed the paper in and only fed a few pieces at a time.

I didn’t like the selection that walmart or target had. I wanted something a little different, which I found at michael’s.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got mine at Michael’s with the 40% off coupons as well!  I just took my mom with me and had her go through the line with a box and coupon so I could get two per trip.  May take a few trips but 40% off each was worth it!  I even got some scrapbook paper to make a belly band for the invites and spent right around $100 for 90 invites. They look really nice!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m doing this. I found a set at Michaels for $40 but took a 40% coupon to get it. I will be stopping in with my Mom and sisters to get the remaining boxes, all of us will have a coupon in hand. I also heard from somebody that most years around labor day they put out a 50% coupon that can only be used on one day, I’m waiting for labor day weekend to see if that’s true to save even more money!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got my DIY invites off of Exclusivelyweddings.com and I l.o.v.e them.

But just a warning, Kinkos won’t print unless it’s 8.5×11, neither will Office Max or Office Depot. I ended up printing mine on my future mother-in-law’s printer and they came out great!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@SweetRose2011: Hobby Lobby was having a sale of 50 % off through today. Sorry just saw your post but you might could get online real quick and catch it. I got 25 DIY invites with response cards and envelopes for 10 bucks! Hope this helps : )

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i mean if you really love them then go with them but $40 for 30 invites isnt really a big save to me.. especially since they are DIY

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I got mine at Michaels.  Heres what I did to get them cheaper.  First sign up on their website so they send you coupons and special sales.  I waited till then went on sale for $25 and luckily they had sent a coupon for 30% off an entire order.  So instead of taking in one by one of the 40% coupons, I just bought them all.  So i ended up paying 17.50 a box.  I also went to kinkos and they will print everything for the invitation suite for 9 cents per invite.  So in the end, my invites will cost 67 cents per invite and then of course postage.  So I think if you hold tight, you could totally get this same deal.  The lady at michaels says that people never realize that you can get those invites with that 30% off coupon for the entire purchase because they usually just do the 40%  coupons.  Oh and the sale price of 25 per box is the lowest i’ve ever seen them.  Happy bargin hunting!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i got lucky and found some that i actually liked on clearance at target, for $1.80 for a box for 50 with the rsvp cards envelopes and everything! so i spent less than $6.00 on 150 invites. i printed them at home on our hp printer 🙂

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