(Closed) Wedding Invites?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just did mine up with Microsoft publisher, which comes with office, but I did a fairly simple design (posted in my DIY if you want to take a peek).

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I did mine on Photoshop, but I know lots of people on here have downloaded the trial of Adobe Illustrator.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Definitely second Adobe Illustrator. I wouldn’t use anything else. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Look into weddingchicks.com, I love their free printables.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I downloaded the free trial of Illustrator and religiously read Miss Hawk’s tutorials. That girl is sooooo smart! I posted my invitation for some of the bees to critique, and they’ve really done an amazing job. I would also have to lend my vote to Illustrator. It’s so easy to line everything up and make it perfect. Love!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I used cards and pockets for my supplies as well.  They have a blank template on there for your use for sizing and such.  I made many copies of my intives and am in the process of doing them now.  Here they are:

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You could also use InDesign. Illustrator is good too if you are going to be doing any graphical designs. InDesign gives you more flexibility with spacing of your text. I am using InDesign for ours because the font I am using is very spaced out between lines. InDesign gives you the ability to change the vertical spacing of your text.

As other Bees have mentioned, Adobe gives you a free 30-day trial. As long as you can finish the design in that amount of time go for it. You can export your file to a PDF so you are able to print it after the 30-day trial is up – you just wouldn’t be able to edit the file without purchasing the program. Or if your Fiance has his own computer, maybe you could dl the program on his comp and get an extra 30 days…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I used Publisher for mine.  Our invite was very much text based so Publisher worked well for us.  If you are doing something more graphic I would suggest Adobe as well.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

Just for the record, you CAN change the line spacing in Illustrator. Sorry @bubbly234:  – I’m a graphic designer and you can definitely change the leading (the name for space between lines.) I know when I was starting out, InDesign was pretty intimidating, and I found Illustrator more user-friendly.

That being said, if you download either InDesign or Illustrator, if you search for templates using those programs’ file extensions (“.ai” for Illustrator and “.indd” for InDesign) you might find more useful templates?

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

 

We made ours with GIMP, which is basically a free Photoshop knockoff. It takes some playing to get used to it, but we were really pleased with how everything came out.

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