(Closed) Simple invitations. What did you do?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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2179 posts
Buzzing bee

Vistaprint. They are affordable, have tons of desings that are customizable, you can upgrade your paper, have lots of add on options, and they print everything and ship it to you!! We were not looking to print our own and have to deal with finding paper, getting format correct, buying ink, etc. I am very pleased with how they turned out, sorry I don’t have a pic though! They were definitely the most cost friendly for the sites I found and what we wanted. 

Good luck!

Post # 3
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255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

UK-bee:  I ordered a custom template from etsy and used a webding for the pattern on the back of the card and then had it printed on vistaprint.  The only problem with vistaprint was that their 5×7 cards weren’t really 5×7.  

Post # 4
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743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I found a cute free template on weddingchicks.com to use, working a little photoshop magic when we get our date settled, and bought the cardstock in a kit from Michael’s (craft store) for $15 (40 ct of invites and rsvps) to print at home.  So, invites and rsvps are running us a whopping $15 and about 30 minutes of our time. I’ll probably print up some additional things like directions and hotel accommodations, as well on the matching cardstock I have in my craft bin. 🙂

 

Post # 6
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737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

I saw super cute invitation suites at Michaels for about $50/30 invitations. They were all quite lovely and very sharp looking, perhaps try one of the DIY kits that you can print yourself? I bet you can find some nice ones online that you could order that would be even cheaper per invitation!

Post # 7
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Newbee

Hi there! Try Freepik.com for some free templates, if you know someone with illustrator.

I would reccommend keeping it really basic and using a lot of white space – this will help the invites look classy and stylish. 

You don’t need a whole bunch of inserts – you might like to just double side the invite to put some more information on the back.

Moo.com does quite nice printing for a reasonable price, or try a local stationery stop 🙂

Post # 8
Hostess
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I had a girl design them for me on Etsy. Then I had them printed on Vista print. So $40 to the Etsy seller, then $120 for 100 invites + 100 rsvp postcards + a custom return address stamp. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

When you shop vistaprint, be sure to check out the marketing materials section under postcards.  I bought some bridal shower invites for my friend’s wedding there, bought an Etsy PDF of the invitation and then printed it on vistaprint.  But a 5×7 invitation cost much more than a 5×7 marketing postcard – $6.50/10 cards vs 10.50/50 cards.  I printed it on matte paper and I thought they looked great.  Good money saver.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I used vistaprint(and they ALWAYS have promo codes ) they were simple and very affordable. My sister did Minted.com for my shower invitations and they were actually nicer than my wedding invites lol Mintend was a little bit pricier 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

also used Vistaprint.  One card, one envelope.  We actually had to buy far more invitations than necessary since 50 was the lowest you can get, but it was still cheaper than if we’d gone some other route.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

We used Vistaprint and online RSVP. The invitations were lovely, they didn’t look cheap at all!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I bought on sale invite packages on gartner studios (wicked deal of $10/30 got three packs and self printed them as invites,RSVP cards, reception info cards, programs, and other wedding paper requirements. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Hi Uk- bee

I was in exactly the same boat. So my sister designed/ drew a personalised monogram for me and my partner. We scanned it- sent off and got our own personalised rubber stamp made. Our logo for evermore. 

Then we just embossed card ourselves- with gold foil 

I love them – so personal – but yet looks professional

Post # 15
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128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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