(Closed) show me your DIY or less expensive invitation

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@MM423: we bought the same DIY invitation kit as you did! 

I am making a few changes… I am adding a purple matte behind the main invitation and am buying purple ribbon to replace the white. We are also going to add a monogrammed wax seal to the front.

It can be done!!

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i think we will go with 123print.com.  we did save the dates from vista print and it was 110 bucks after shipping for 250— i ordered way too many… i think i will be ordering 150 invites will be less the 85 dollars with coupon codes

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I got my whole invitation set off Vistaprint for less than $40.  It was nothing fancy, just the invite, the rsvp card and matching inner and outer envelopes.  I was pleased with the quality of the printing and paper.

 

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@peasantsong: Wow, less than $40? How many invitations did you order?

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I came up with the design, my husband drew it, and I printed and assembled them. They were free because I used stationery I already had, we just paid for postage.

Post # 40
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@simplifiedbride: I love these! They are amazing 🙂 Great work to both of you. 

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i used cardsandpocket.com to order everything – you can spend a little extra for precut sizes of cardstock, or you can do what i did and order cardstock in 8.5×11 and cut them down yourself. they are the cheapest i could find while still maintaining the level of quality i wanted in the paper.  my order actually just arrived today, so i don’t have a picture of a completed invitation yet

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I downloaded the template from downloadandprint.com then just made all the cards in photoshop.  I printed them myself on 64# linen paper from Office Depot, and then had them cut at Kinkos for $20.

These pictures aren’t very good, but the invites turned out really well.

Post # 43
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@yellowshoe: Those are amazing may I ask how you did them? I want to make my invites from scratch by myself too… I have no idea where to start….

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine aren’t really DIY, but I ordered them from Invitation Consultants and they were really reasonable. And I love them!

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@likelimeade: I can’t remember exactly how many I ordered but I’m confident it was over 50 sets.  I sent out 90 or so invites and I had some left over.

ETA, by 90 or so, I mean with couples and stuff.  It was 90-ish people total and between 40 and 50 invitation sets.

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@JoJo Bananas: This looks amazing! So sorry to jump on this board last minute. Do you have some insights you would like to share? Pretty pretty please?

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