Do-it-yourself wedding invitations?

by DIY wedding planner on February 28, 2014

We would like to make our own invitations, but neither of us is/knows a graphic artist -we don’t even own a printer, but I am very crafty =) I am assuming we will purchase a printer for this endeavor, but does anyone know of a website, book, etc. to help us get started, give us ideas, etc?
We don’t want to just print out a piece of paper & fold it into a card – I have seen some done at home that are layered (is the clear paper vellum? & is on top of heavy, good quality paper) and look very nice. That is the look we are going for.

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Joycee February 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Go to Hallmark…they have the cardstock and a computer for just invitations. They print while you wait. They even have a program there that helps you set the sayings you would like.


butterflydiva829 February 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm, you buy the cards at like walmart or a office supply store and then go to the website and follow their instructions. the cards even come pre decorated.


Christina V February 28, 2014 at 2:46 pm

go to Micheals, they have invitations making kits and they can run pretty cheap if you have a coupon :) and they can be plain or detailed


ZiggyMa February 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm in the weddings section might be a good resource for you.

Also visit a local craft store like Michaels and check out their DIY books and materials.

I bought a book at Barnes & Noble in the wedding section that had instructions for all kinds of very classy invites and favors. Didn’t use it… but they were pretty.


mymail55350 February 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm you can buy blank invites at walmart or other places and design them and print them 40 invites and response cards for 15.00


luckylala013 February 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm

if you go to a craft store they have invitation sets (everything is included in the box) all you have to do is pick a write up. and u can go to staples, office max etc and have them print it up for ya
we used those for my sisters bridal shower and they looked awsome.


lindseysays... February 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm has computer programs, envelopes and other invite accessories. You should check them out. Also, try going to a scrap booking store like Archivers. They have LOTS of pretty papers, stamps, grommets, ribbons etc. They are also very good at card making there and could probably help you come up with some ideas.

Good luck!


Ashy February 28, 2014 at 5:27 pm has a lot of really neat designs =]


bayoubelle24 February 28, 2014 at 6:13 pm

They sell invitation kits at the office supply stores. We bought ours at Office Depot and punched holes in the top and tied ribbon to it. They looked as nice or even nicer than some of our friend’s who paid a fortune for theirs. It also brought us together and was a little project that HB and I did together. You do need a good home computer printer. We actually took ours up to his office and printed them on the laser printer. As far as printers we have always owned Lexmarks and have been very satisfied with them. My Hb is also an IT person, so he wouldn’t let us have a peice of crap.

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Chels February 28, 2014 at 7:10 pm has some great prices on stuff like that!


Vervy February 28, 2014 at 7:55 pm

I just recently made my wedding invitations. How many are you making? Hopefully it’s not too many. You don’t want to get in over your head. I started by looking on They have some pretty nice invitations to get an idea of a look that you want. You can even make a mock up of what you would like, with text and style. You can just save the image for reference. It also has links to what the wording should be. Also, The Knot has alot of good info for DIY invitations. I decided to stamp the actual invitation. I ordered a custom stamp (which I will never use again obviously), but it gave it a nice, handmade effect. The company is A1 Stamps. They worked well with me and it was a fairly resonable price. And it shipped to me in less than a week from ordering! I went to a specialized scrapbook store for the paper. They have alot of acid-free paper and the range of colors was amazing. If you have one in your area, I would suggest buying paper from there. The specialized scapbook stores generally have more variety of paper and vellums than craft stores. I bought envelopes from It didn’t cost too much and they were fun to make. Good luck!! and Congrats on the wedding!!


J3NN February 28, 2014 at 8:41 pm

you can get print your own invitations just about anywhere…I know Target has them. HOWEVER, if you are printing htem at home, you will not be able to get the shiny gold or silver or irridescent color inks. But they can look very nice. yes, the clear paper is vellum.
You can use website to print out your invitations.


Dee77 February 28, 2014 at 8:42 pm

go here –

There are a few ideas and instructions for handmade invites but I think the second invitation on the list is a layered kind of invitation. Hope this helps!


cindra February 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm

It would be much cheaper for you to pay to have some inexpensive one’s made. You will find that the card paper alone will cost you more than if you had gone to a professional.


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