(Closed) Printing your own invitations….

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

We printed about 120 invitations (a single 5x7ish sheet) in color and it took less than one thing of ink ($35), and one pack of nice cardstock from Michael’s ($4.00). They turned out really nice, and cheaper than the quotes we got. However, our invites were designed in rgb, so I pretty much had to print on my printer as most pro places print in cmyk and the pink I had was translating to a peachy-orange and they said that’s just how light pink prints. 

Post # 4
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it’s worth having them professionally printed, but there are lots of cost effective options for this.  Smaller pieces like RSVP cards and envelopes will get stuck in your printer, unless you print them on larger sheets and have them cut afterwards.

Post # 5
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve seen professionally printed invites for less than what PP said above.  Check out Catprint- they are very well-priced and have great quality.

Post # 6
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am printing mine!  Already did a test run, even though it’s still really far off.  Just make sure you buy about 10% extra paper for screw ups, and you might still need to play around with the spacing, colors, etc.!  I am proud of mine…it’s satisfying to design and make your own…  They are simple, but everyone has said they are me πŸ™‚  They still need some work, but this is a general idea… take a look πŸ™‚

Post # 8
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We had ours done (by vistaprint) because we were afraid of the smudging I’ve seen on a lot of DIY-printed invites.  We didn’t want to risk it, and I’m also not very crafty.

Post # 10
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I used a template from


I actually then edited it a bit in photoshop but you could easily do something nice even without being crafty, then just get some nice paper πŸ™‚ 

Sorry, my computer is being ridiculous and refusing to upload a pic, I’ll try again later.

Post # 11
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I printed mine using a Michael’s kit and it was pretty easy.  It took some fiddling with the printer to get the alignment right, but after that it didn’t use too much ink (although I only printed 65 invites).  The kit only cost me $19.99 and then postage.  It was definitely a cost saver.

Post # 12
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine were off of a template from Wedding Chicks (the bunting one). I don’t have a printer, so I had them done at Office Max. It came to about $25 for around 80 invites (2 per sheet; they cut them for you after they are printed) and the same number of RSVPs (4 per sheet). If you choose a different kind of cardstock to print on, it might be more or a little less.

We bought envelopes separately, which I think came to around another $20 – 30. So for the whole shebang, right around $50. It was a good experience, since they have someone there who’ll set up the printer and cut the sheets afterwards, so you don’t have to worry about screwing things up. I’m going to go back to them to print our programs.

Post # 14
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

IMO, I would go to staples or kinko’s. It’s easier and faster and the cost is almost the same as ink. They did mine and it came our perfest without the headache.

Post # 16
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

For me I set up the template myself and emailed it to them (I used Staples). But they do have templates already set up that you can use. I took less the a day to finish and it was perfect  http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/programs/copyandprint/. Disregard the prices, I spent about $30 for about 80 invitations.

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