(Closed) Would you use this if it were real??

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: If You Could Create and Print Killer Wedding Stationery Using an Online Tool, Would You Use it?
    Absolutely! : (11 votes)
    31 %
    Not Sure : (7 votes)
    19 %
    No Way! : (18 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’d have to be convinced that the graphics and fonts were much nicer than what I have already. I was able to design our invites, programs, guest book poster, escort cards, etc. using Powerpoint of all things! So you may find that you can create what you want using programs you already have. Here were our invites:

    Here are the programs and escort card attached to our favors:

    Post # 6
    Member
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Honestly, probably not, but I might be biased because both of my parents studied graphic design, so I’d just have them put together something if I wanted it DIY.

    ETA: I think the truly hard part of DIY & why many people choose not to do it is the actual printing process/buying materials. If you offered your designs plus charged for the labor/supplies to actually print the designs, then I think people may be more interested. I realize you have probably considered this, but that’s what there’s more of a market for IMO.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We’ve been able to accomplish actually more than we had predicted just by using Microsoft Office programs and templates, so I doubt I’d consider it.  I think had we failed at our attempts and got frustrated after going at it ourselves, we would have just bought the cheapest ones that look neutral.  

    Post # 9
    Member
    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t believe bees are likely to be your target audience. Most brides who come to boards have a tendency or are inspired to DIY a lot. So when we look at cute ideas we think “How can I do that?” more than “I want to buy that”. That said, if you added a printing option then it becomes a different thing. I’m thinking particularly of succesful etsy businesses who come up with invitations for brides. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    4755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    There are already soo many programs that already do exactly that, some of them free so I would not pay to use…

    Post # 14
    Member
    141 posts
    Blushing bee

    I put “No Way”. A home printer will never compare to the quality of professional printers and equipment.

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