how do you create your own wedding invitation, favors?

by DIY wedding planner on April 12, 2012


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Am having my wedding in my back yard and I want to DIY to save money. I want to create my own wedding invitation but I don’t know where to buy the paper, the ink or stamps? My wedding color are golds, light browns, lattes.

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O RLY? April 12, 2012 at 5:54 am

convite de casamento eu nao sei. mas se voce quiser um convite lockerz, é só mandar um e-mail para geovane_nery@hotmail.com
eu necessito de uns ptz

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Alix 56 April 12, 2012 at 6:32 am

For the front, we used an vintage postcard we found on Flickr for the background and then photoshopped our date onto it (you could do the same or find some other illustration you like). We put the actual invitation on the other side, and to do that we went online, found a font we liked from a free website, downloaded it and typed up our invitation.

Then we printed out a good copy of each and took it to a copy shop (we went to Kinko’s) and had them print it on cardstock; they had envelopes which fit. For 100 full-color invitations and colored envelopes we spent around $60. One-sided invitations would cost less.

Design your invitation, take it to a copy shop and have them print it on cardstock. They have different colors of cardstock, or you could use an illustration and have it printed on white.

It was fun doing our own, we got exactly what we wanted, and it was unique. Good luck!

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Elizabeth S April 12, 2012 at 7:10 am

Any Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Staples, Target, etc will have wedding invitations kits for DIYers. You will also purchase your ink there. You will need a full-color printer and know the model number before heading to the store.

You fully assemble the invitations and take them to the post office to have them weighed. My stamps were roughly 75 cents a piece. I would plan at least 50 cents per invitation.

Wedding outlet and Ann’s Bridal (?) were also good websites for items.

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Linda B April 12, 2012 at 7:13 am
Summer April 12, 2012 at 7:55 am

Try 123print.com. I know you want to make them yourself but these are so cheap and will save you the stress! We did our save the dates by adding a picture of us on a white post card. They were really cheap and turned out really cute. Congratulations!

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Andrea April 12, 2012 at 8:28 am

When i have to do my daughters bday invites or bridal showers or any other kind of event where i have to make invitations i usually google. when i find an invite i really like, i print it off and bring the paper with me to hobby lobby or Joann’s,. best time to go is def. when they are having their 5 for $1 sale. If you cant find paper to match exactly, i would get the most similar one you could find. In the end you spend like $10-$20 on at least 60 invites give or take a few. But hobby lobby and Joann’s always have basically everything you will need,( i would get any kind of ribbon i would need from walmart, they are much cheaper!)

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Chriztina April 12, 2012 at 9:11 am

Michael’s is amazing for wedding stuff. I purchased my wedding invitations and stuff to make the favours with there.

Michael’s was the only place I could find invitations that came in smaller quantities. Most places carried invitation kits with 50 plus invites in them and I only have 22 people on my list. I was able to purchase 2 packs of 15 invites and I plan to use some of the extra for a scrapbook later on.

As for the favours, I picked up little boxes, some card stock, a stamp and ink to put a design on the card stock that will also have a little message along with the person’s name on it written in gel pen (also purchased at Michael’s). There are so many different colours for the ink pads and stamps and I found exactly what I was looking for. I went to Costco to get the tea I’m giving away.

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Esteban April 12, 2012 at 9:28 am

If you are interested in making something yourself, I think Michaels is your best option. Depending on the number of invitations that you are going to make, ordering paper online might be a little costly because you will need to order more paper than you will likely need and you will have to pay for shipping. You would be surprised at how inexpensively you can buy printed wedding invitations:

http://www.impressinprint.com/items.aspx?page=1&menuid=582&cid=1725&scid=1729&onsale=false&r=r&pricerange=A%3aLess+than+%2425

If you want to stick with DIY, then I would suggest a layered card made of 2 or more types of paper. You can spruce it up with a bow to make it look more formal.

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Briana April 12, 2012 at 9:28 am
Giovanni April 12, 2012 at 10:10 am

You can find some of the best invitation designs I’ve ever seen on http://www.criscraft.co.uk, they are fully handmade and very creative. You can pick a design and tell them your ideas and they can adapt it to suit your requirements or they can design something from scratch. They also offer menus, orders of service, place cards and save the date cards. They’re very fast and they have a free delivery service, anywhere in UK. All you have to do is to choose a design, pick a font and a wording option, choose your favourite colours and they will put together a free sample and post it to you in 2-3 days. I was very happy with the way they handled my queries, they considered my ideas and the result was fantastic, everyone was very impressed with the invitations.

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