Post # 1
we are having a small ceremony and meal for close family and friends, followed by a big party in the evening. We are being choosy where we spend our budget, and splurging on invites isn’t one of our important things. That said, I’d still like something stylish and elegant to send to our guests both daytime and evening. (Btw it’s totally normal in the UK to invite people to the evening only party).
i adore the gorgeous invitations I’ve seen here with wraps and layers of information, embellished in lovely things. That isn’t an option for us though, so how do we do it?
id love to see what you did if you kept it simple.
I was thinking just plump luxurious card and simple embossing. I don’t want to be boring though and miss a trick. What did you do? I’d love to see your photos if you don’t mind sharing.
This topic was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by UK-bee.
Post # 2
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.
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
This is great! I didn’t even know free templates existed. I’ll check them out now. Thanks so much.
Post # 6
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
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
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
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
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
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
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
We used Vistaprint and online RSVP. The invitations were lovely, they didn’t look cheap at all!
Post # 13
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
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