How do I make DIY wedding invitations?

by DIY wedding planner on December 7, 2011

I’m looking to make my own wedding invitations, I’ve heard it can save you a lot of money, but haven’t got a clue as to where I should start! I found a few pics of invitations that I like and was hoping that some of you would be able to give me a few tips to help me get started.

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Dee Dee December 7, 2011 at 4:13 am

Go to a place like AC Moore or even Target where all you need is a computer and printer. You could probably find it near the greeting cards. You could add your personel touch by putting a stamp on it or something. You could find good choices at a craft place tho. A box of 25 cards could cost you $20

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China Rican December 7, 2011 at 5:08 am

Me and my mom are doing the same things for my wedding invites. First you have to find the one that you love. Then you have to figure out how to put them together in your colors. Some sites have templates on how to make the invites. Then you need to decide on your card stock. And figure out whether you will be printing the wording on your own or if you will bring it to a copy center. (that’s what we are doing it doesn’t cost that much and they will take some money off if you bring your own paper for them to print on.) If I’m not clear enough and you have more questions just send me an email and I will be more then happy to help you out. Congrats and good luck

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His mommy December 7, 2011 at 5:49 am

Depending on how many you have to make, I agree that buying a DIY kit is the easiest and most cost efficient way to go!

For $35 I got a set of 50 invitations plus inner cards and envelopes! You can make them unique by adding colored ribbon, paper, or other things to them (we’re adding a micro starfish to each one)!

Printing is a breeze with free formats online and it’s easy to set up, for you can take them to any Kinko’s or Office max for cheap. My sister just printed hers that they look fabulous!

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Kristy December 7, 2011 at 6:31 am

We got ours at AC Moore, you can look at Michael’s and pther craft stores for options, there are TONS of kits and they are super-easy to use. We got all 150 of ours with reply cards and all the envelopes and stuff and it was only $32 with coupons! We printed ours on an office printer for a crisp, clean look that was fre eof smudges and stuff as the printer was high volume but you could easily do them at home too.

Good luck!

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BridalBiz December 7, 2011 at 6:58 am

We got ours at AC Moore and then tied ribbon into tiny bows at the top.

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Diva darling December 7, 2011 at 7:05 am

http://www.diyweddinginvitation.com/

Try this out…too hard to explain. we are getting together next month to do all mine. Gotta love the wedding party for pitching in!

Mine are similar to these:
http://www.theweddingshop.com.au/welcome/page137.php

Congrats and Good Luck!

EDIT~ If you have a hobby store near you stop in and get some ideas. Our hobby store ( Hobby Lobby) has tones of bridal info. THey have some great DIY books too.

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Sage December 7, 2011 at 8:01 am

You can get packages in arts and crafts stores or at a place like Target. They have a variety of packages in different designs that you can select. Each package will have paper for the invites, envelopes, rsvp cards, etc. The only thing that will be missing is the writing on the invitations. You will need to type out what you want your invites and rsvp card to say on them, and then print them on your home computer. They have instructions on the box about how to adjust the margins and also suggestions for the wording to help you out.

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FM FIREFIGHTER & B2B December 7, 2011 at 8:19 am

I agree with dee dee thats what im doing and its sooo easy

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Tweak H December 7, 2011 at 8:26 am

What I did was buy a PC card making program and my favorite card paper and printed them off the computer. I also found a picture of a cake topper with my “new” last name initial (H) to put on the front. Both my finace and I thought they turned out really nice! Have fun!!

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