Cheap wedding invitations vs. making your own?

by DIY wedding planner on December 11, 2011

I am wondering where to order cheap wedding invitations?! Or I am wondering if it is okay to make your own? Please link me to any websites or programs that may be helpful. Thanks!

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Brads Honey December 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

It is okay to make your own. Just take your time and think out your ideas throughly.


Debbie December 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

They have really nice invitations and they are very reasonable on their prices. I have elected to make my own invitations. To me it is more cost effective to do it myself. I will spend about $40 making around 150 invites versus $150 on cheap ones bought somewhere else.


kill_yr_television December 11, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Miss Manners says that it’s perfectly correct to use handwritten invitations. You can write them out in the usual formal style, like

The pleasure of the company of
[insert one name or a couple's names]
is requested at the marriage of … etc

Or you can write people friendly letters, like

Dear Virg & Mary,
Ronald and I will be getting married on … at … and hope you both can attend. Please call 555-1212 and let us know.
Yours truly, Joanne


clair2285 December 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm


*~?Mrs?~* December 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm

That is what i did for my wedding invites…
You can get them at walmart or Michaels
good luck

Oh and I got 60 invites for 20 dollars i think it was
and they come with the envelopes and rsvp card and envelopes


Kristy December 11, 2011 at 8:16 pm

We’re making our own from a kit. We got 200 invitations with all the envelopes and accessories for only $35 thanks to half-off coupons! We’re having them printed on a commercial printer where my fiance’s mom works so we don’t have to use our own ink and the quality will be good.

My brother ordered from Invitations by Dawn like someone else suggested, their invitations were low priced and really really beautiful!

Good luck!


Rachel-waiting for 11/21/09 December 11, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I advise making your won versus just getting cheaper ones. I ordered a couple of invitation cataloguesand then priced out making the style(s) I liked myself. To make the same looking styles as in the catalogue was almost 50% less than ordering them.

Some of the “cheap” invitations really do look cheap. If you make them yourself (if you are crafty) you can pick some of the most expensive styles and recreate them for less than some “cheap” styles.

I used Michael’s craft store and to price things out. LCI Paper is very inexpensive as long as you live in te US, shipping to Canada can me pricey.

Good Luck!


Curious December 11, 2011 at 9:24 pm That’s the cheapest I’ve found. I wanted to make my own but I think it’s worth less than $50 for me to not have to spend time on them and buy materials.


SirenSong December 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm

People make their own all the time. Depending on your artistic abilities, they can look even better than many professionally printed invites. Places like Hallmark and Party City have catalogs of the Carlson Craft, etc invites.


guccigirl2519 December 11, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Unless you are very comfortable at the computer I would not suggest to making your own… Sometimes you do not really save anything by doing it yourself… After purchasing all the stationary (which can be quite expensive), and ink to print you could have had them made professionally for close to the same cost without the hassle. You should definitely do some internet surfing first and check local party stores in your area before you do them yourself…


Luna Azul December 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm


In this site you can see many ideas to make your own invitations.


Sab88 December 11, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I got my Future Mother in law to help us out as we are on a budget! Our color theme is Blood red roses and white! [The blood red roses are for my sister in law whom i never got to meet because she was killed in a car accident and my fiancee was really close to her!]
We looked on the internet for Blood red roses and copied the picture then created invites on plain white paper! We then wrote the details on Red rice paper inside the invitation


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