Post # 1
I have been looking at invitations a lot lately… well, I’ve been looking at everything wedding a lot lately but that’s beside my point… I can’t decide whether or not to DIY them because I haven’t found one style that I absolutely love yet. I love love love letterpress, but it is so expensive!
I am curious to see what you all have done for invitations-where you got them or if you made them, as well as what type of invite you went with, post pictures if you’d like to!
And since I love a good poll, vote away!
Post # 3
We bought a cheap-o kit from Walmart and are DIYing the text and printing it ourselves. For our reception invitations (next fall), we’ll probably make them a bit nicer, but who knows?
Post # 4
I’m DIY letterpressing them (I have access to presses). No pictures yet, but I’ll let you know how it goes! (But you know, people do beautiful things with good ‘ol rubber stamps–a rudimentary letterpress process. And if the thought of hand-stamping 100 invites is a little daunting, I promise you that handsetting the typeface and doing the registration for 100 letterpress invites when you’re an amateur isn’t much faster 🙂
Post # 5
We got ours from Wedding Paper Divas. A great deal, super easy to work with, and everyone said our invites looked great. We added some red cardstock behind the invite and a belly band ourselves to help spruce it up a bit.
Post # 6
I am DIYing all the way. They are finished, except for the addressing, but I don’t have pictures yet. I will be writing the addresses out by hand when it gets closer to being able to send them out. I don’t want to address one to someone, and then find out they moved.
Post # 7
NotFroofy designed ours based on the design of our ketubah (Jewish wedding contract), with the permission of the ketubah artist, Amy Fagin. We bought the pocketfolds, paper, etc. from, and had the printing done by, Cards and Pockets. We then assembled them and added ribbon and magnetic closures.
Post # 8
Im having mine calligraphed, then letterpressed. 🙂
Post # 9
costco.com had invited and rsvp cards for $125… without coupons from michaels it seems cheaper plus i dont have to diy.. between school and work and life iid rather spend the 125 and save myself the headache
Post # 10
I’m making mine – still in the works. I bought a few kits on clearance from Michaels ($12 ea?) & I’m majorly sprucing them up. From 3 kits on clearance, some green cardstock, ribbon & perhaps an embossed embellishment (haven’t decided what yet), I’ve made STD’s, invites, direction cards, website URL cards & RSVP’s all for under $100 (unless you count the endless trips to Michaels Hobby Lobby & Joann’s for misc stamps, inks, embossing guns, embossing powder, and any other fun stationary crafty stuff I’m becoming addicted to in that aisle…)
Sorry for the poor picture quality… but this is what I have so far… (I really must take a better photo)
Note: I hunted everywhere for my dream invite, & never found it w/in my budget, so this is what I wound up with…pleased with it so far, but not what I originally had wanted…and its turning into quite a headache, but I’m having fun with it. I recommend DIY if you have the patience!
Post # 11
I knew I wanted a pocket style invite. I went to a few places locally, searched etsy (which etsy had some nice options are descent prices), and some other online resourses. The avaerage price was $1000 for what I wanted and some even qouted me $2000+
I said no way!!
I ordered envelopement pocketfolds from textstyledesigns.com which was my splurged because envelopements are more pricey them some other vendors, but I wanted a specific shiny, textured paper that they had. Then I designed my layout using adobe imageready and printed then myself.
The total cost for me was a little over $250.00 for 60 invites (because I purchased the pricey pockets).
Post # 12
A couple of weeks ago I was in exactly the same boat as you! I spent some (read: a lot) of time googling invites and looking at different styles and prices. I’ve ruled out completely DIY-ing the invites as I work long hours, have a lot of other projects on the go so have to prioritize my time. I can see myself at 2am tearing my hair out because my crappy home printer doesn’t print the invites or RSVP cards the way I want them so 100% DIY is out.
So I’ve decided to order invites, probably from Etsy, and add a few finishing touches myself. I like the idea of pocketfold but they can get pretty expensive so a good compromise would be to order flat invitiations, rsvp cards etc and then glue them on to the pocket fold envelops yourself. Gluing I think I could handle!
Vistaprint also does some reasonable and very nice invitations, the good thing about that site is that you can customize on screen so you can actually see what the card would look like with your details. Very helpful.
Post # 13
We got ours from LittleLadyBugPress on Etsy.com – http://www.etsy.com/listing/41608442/the-kate-invitation (thats our invitation with the R and green ribbon)
I felt like she did very good work and her prices were very affordable.
Post # 14
I also plan to order mine from wedding paper divas. Great quality and decent price.
Post # 15
@rachel077: I love the belly band! Where did you find it? And, I know that WPD sells 5X7 invites. So did you trim the invite before your put in on the cardstock?
Post # 16
We used a DIY kit from Michael’s. Total cost with printing and postage: $94 for 60 invitations.