(Closed) Semi-DIY invitations – printing recommendations

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My invites were sort of DIY.  We got them printed at our local invitation store, By Invitation Only, and we put them together.  So I suggest finding a local inviation shop where you live, it beats using your own computer printer.  Good luck!

Post # 4
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i am getting my invite part printed at vistaprint.com  they are having a huge sale right now!! then i am doing the same as you putting them on pocket fold paper.  I ordered my Save-The-Date Cards from them and they are great quality, plus 100 postcards only cost my $11!!

Post # 6
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am using Cards and Pockets and printing at home and then adding color with stamping and embossing.  I got a photo printer for Christmas and it worked wonderfully with the test paper samples I ordered.  I really wanted to print at home because I wanted the flexibility to be able to change things at the last minute or adjust contrast, etc.  The printer I guess was relatively inexpensive, my mom said she got it at Walmart on sale, and I should be able to use it for other project afterward.

Post # 7
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I actually used Fedex/Kinkos for our invitations (Bought them in advance, just had them print the actual text), and I had a great experience.

We also have MinuteMan Press in the Indy area, too. I used them for my sister’s shower invitations, and they were great to work with also. I would check and see if they’re in your area.

Post # 8
48 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

I created mine in Publisher and Word then had them printed at Minuteman Press on card stock i bought from Hobby Lobby.  They turned out great!!  i had her print them slightly smaller than 5×7 then added a colored card stock backing using scrapbooking tape/ glue.  it was so simple and i was able to have complete control over the colors and design.

I am DIY-ing a lot of stuff for our wedding so that I can have exactly what I envision.

Good luck!  🙂

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