(Closed) Lets see those DIY invites!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve posted about them before, but here they are, and here is a a detailed post I wrote in the DIY section about them: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/my-diy-cherry-red-and-aqua-invitations.

My advice would be to take the time to look around and gather all your inspiration and find a theme and design that you like.  Etsy is a great place to find someone to design an invitation.  And ALWAYS budget extra time and supplies.    My printer decided to go on the fritz and ate a bunch of extra envelopes, haha.  And the extra time will allow you to take a little break without going completely crazy putting them all together!  That was especially helpful when I got frustrated with the printer and got tired of hunching over a table for hours on end.  Good luck!

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@FutureMrsChaney: I got the enclosures, ribbon and belly band paper from Paper Source (sometimes the sale/clearance section has a bunch of stuff!), envelopes from Envelopemall.com, cardstock from Office Max and red cardstock from Michaels.  Hope this helps!  Let me know if you have any more questions 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Bump!  Are there any more?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here are mine! They are DIY, but not my own work (FMIL made them).

(The colors aren’t quite as dark in-person; I took the pics in the evening and they came out  a little darker. )

Reception invite:

 

Wedding invite (We’re having a destination wedding, most people are only going to the reception. Those going to the wedding area also getting this insert.)

 

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Mine are super streamlined- like the rest of my wedding!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yay! I’m so glad someone asked because I just finished putting mine together. We’re doing an Old Hollywood theme 10 year anniveresary vow renewal. I went with a Playbill invite to go with my theme. I inserted envelopes to hold the tickets and the RSVP card. It worked out nicely. 🙂

Tips:

1. Think out of the box.

2. Find someone to design something custom for you, or ask for ways of doing it yourself.

3. Scout printers. Sometimes you can find really good deals.

4. Don’t be afraid to cut and tape. Doing things yourself can save lots of money in the long run.

Here are pics of mine.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@missyjane77:

Thanks so much! They took a long time to design, and ended up costing more than I had originally thought, but I love them. I wouldn’t do them any differently. 🙂

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@paparazzigirl Those are absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!! I’ve made enough formal invitations to know that those must of taken quite a bit of time!

@FutureMrsChaney here’s a pic of My suite! and here’s the link for my DIY post only thing I would’ve done different was bought the pocketfolds outright from cardsandpockets

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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