How do you make your own wedding invitations?

by DIY wedding planner on December 9, 2011

Did you just find an idea online and copy it? Go to your local craft store and get your own stuff?
I’m not too artsy but I do have some ideas. Or have you used any websites that have invitations for really cheap?

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Charliebubbles December 9, 2011 at 6:16 am

Making your own wedding invitations is a great idea and simple too, yes, get the basics from your craft store, you can get pre-printed cards with envelopes, then can can choose a theme, eg. flowers, bells, doves etc. you can make them in a color that will match your wedding colors, and also add embellishments, such as silk flowers, ribbon whatever you like. go for it, you will love making them, and I’m sure your guests will treasure them, unlike standard bought ones. Good luck

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planner December 9, 2011 at 6:35 am

we went to a local office supply store and purchased the card stock. it was a pretty nice grade of paper with a lovely fall colored border, since we were doing a fall wedding. it was designed so that we could cut each one in half and have two from each page.

we bought some lovely ivory envelopes to match and some ivory vellum. we printed the invitations ourselves on our computer using a pretty scripted font. we cut the invitations and the vellum to fit over it with a paper cutter and then punched two holes into both the vellum and the card stock and tied them together with a beautiful fall colored ribbon. they looked very professional and everyone was amazed that we did them ourselves.

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cjsmummy December 9, 2011 at 6:42 am

you can look on-line for inspiration.many of these designs are very easily replicated

as you’re not too crafty,i recommend a very simple design like these:

http://www.confetti.co.uk/shopping/stationery/selectOptions.asp?rangeid=1386&occasion=1

this is just a simple card with the details on,placed inside a sheet of vellum that is folded over to make a wardrobe shape with a ribbon tied round it

http://www.confetti.co.uk/shopping/stationery/selectOptions.asp?rangeid=1542&occasion=1

this one is just a piece of card with the details and a small ribbon tied at the side

http://www.confetti.co.uk/shopping/stationery/selectOptions.asp?rangeid=1592&occasion=1

this one uses your names – its a piece of folded card with the details inside

http://www.confetti.co.uk/shopping/stationery/selectOptions.asp?rangeid=1551&occasion=1

the simplest of them all – a piece of coloured card with the printing in a metallic

some companies sell ‘make your own’ where you choose the design and embellishments like ribbons,diamante buckles,charms and then put them all together,or you can buy a kit and add some embellishments yourself.all you need is some imagination and a half decent printer and you can save yourself hundreds!make sure you that whatever you do,you practise the design beforehand on cheaper materials – such as getting the printer settings in the right place and getting the right font

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HIS! December 9, 2011 at 7:18 am

Research stores and online sites for ideas. Find what you like and go with the idea.

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Because I Said So December 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

You can go to Target or Michael’s and look at the kits they have. You can buy invitations, response cards and envelopes all in one. You just run them thru your printer at home so you can choose your own font and color.

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Burris Computer Forms December 9, 2011 at 8:37 am

Some of our customers use our postcards as invitation cards. They’re affordable to purchase, we have templates for printing on them, and the postage is only 28 cent where as it’s 44 cents to mail an envelope. You can print them at home and the only software you need is Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher to make them.

You’ll want to check to make sure your printer can handle the paper first. You can use our Find Your Paper tool here: http://pcforms.com/printer_specs.php

Next you’ll want to pick out the postcard weight and color that best suits your needs ( we even have some that are 10%, 30%, and 100% recycled ). You can check out our Four-of-a-Kind stock here: http://pcforms.com/blank-postcards-fourofakind-postcards-c-46_47.html ( Note that there are four postcards to a sheet, so 250 sheets is 1000 postcards. )

Finally we have some templates to go along with our Four-of-a-Kind postcards ( as well as our other postcard sizes if you chose to go with one of those ).

Microsoft Word: http://pcforms.com/burris-blank-postcard-template-microsoft-word-p-169.html
Microsoft Publisher: http://pcforms.com/burris-blank-postcard-template-microsoft-publisher-p-172.html

We recommend using Microsoft Publisher, if available. When using Microsoft Word, you’ll need to turn on the guides as well as copy and paste your design to every postcard.

When you’re ready to address them, we’ve got a nice blog post with tips and steps on mail merging: http://info.pcforms.com/DIY-Printing-blog/bid/26649/How-do-I-mail-merge-labels-from-xlxs-to-Word-or-Publisher

There is a short form on the right hand side of the blog where you can submit your own question that might appear in the blog.

We also carry labels for addresses in various sizes: http://pcforms.com/advanced_search_result.php?inc_subcat=1&search_in_description=1&keywords=address+labels&x=0&y=0

Good luck and congratulations!
Chelsea

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MinhThu Tran December 9, 2011 at 9:22 am

I would be very careful and do research before making the decision: know what you like, research to see what materials, tools, and costs. Then you can get some materials in small quantities to try out first, to see if the project will be feasible for you, and keep the time frame in mind too! Target has a nice selections of printable invitations if you just want to buy semi-ready made invitations, and print them yourself with a color printer. This is only feasible if you have a small quantity of invitations to make, though.

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Shawnna December 9, 2011 at 9:54 am

I got a kit at walmart, paid 20 bucks for a pack of 50. It gives you a website, you enter the text, choose font etc, and good to go. we printed our invites, and the rsvp cards, and both sets fo envelopes for 20 bucks. They turned out really nicely.

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Emma December 9, 2011 at 10:28 am

Here are a variety of Wedding Invitations to choose from, they can be customized to suit your personal needs http://www.invitation-templates.net/wedding/wedding-collection-invitations.php

HTH

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Dee77 December 9, 2011 at 10:34 am

For a really easy to make DIY wedding invitation try picking a really pretty rubber stamp and use the free wedding invitation templates at http://www.do-it-yourself-invitations.com/wedding-invitation-templates.html .
The templates are perfect for setting up the text the way you want it to look and then embellishing with a rubber stamp or stickers, etc… Rubber stamps are the easiest and the cheapest since one stamp or stamp set can create an entire invitation and stationery suite.

The site also has templates that have graphics with them as well.

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Edin December 9, 2011 at 10:37 am

Great website for wedding invitations at great prices. I used them and the quality is great and printing is as sharp as you can get:

http://www.printerstudio.com/unique-ideas/invitation-card-personalized-wedding-gifts.html

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