Wednesday, January 16, 2013

DIY Wedding Invites

DIY Wedding Invites.
It is so easy, I am not sure why more people don't take this "easy" way out :-) 



So this is how my invites were set up:
Invitation- 5.5"x8", set up to print 2 per page
RSVP Cards- 5"x4.5", set up to print 4 per page 
with a back with my address on it-used a postcard stamp for return
(see links at bottom for a more detailed look at my design)

I opened up Microsoft Publisher and set up a page to the dimensions above and went to town. I found some inspirational invites on the web and downloaded some fonts.
(download fonts here - see how to install here)

And then I just went to town. Adding font boxes and moving them around and adding graphics.
The key was to be consistent with all you are making. Use the same fonts basically. For the RSVP add a second page, the same size, and put our return address in the To: part and blank lines up in the left hand corner for your guests to write their information.

When you go to print choose: Multiple Pages per Sheet and choose either 2 for the invites or 4 for the RSVP. Print on a pretty paper. 

I used a pearlized paper I got at Joann Fabrics. $5 for 25 sheets which did 50 invites. If you use the Joann's 40% off coupon in the paper they are $2.50.

Totals cost for 60 invites was around $15 with ink, I bought the envelopes at Staples for $15 and stamps were ridiculous as usual.  Remember to put a postcard stamp on the RSVP for a return. Tie with some pretty twine and add a heat cut out (as seen above). Have fun!!

Don't feel like doing it yourself? Lucky for you I am selling this design in Etsy as a digital file, you tell me what to put in it and I create it for you, send it to you and you print it out. 


Some Extras:






8 comments

  1. I love this! When I got married, I just bought one of those invitation kits that everyone sells. Our total came out to $50 for 100. Just after I mailed them, my boss at the time was complaining about someone she knew that made her own invites and looked terrible. She said she wished that the woman called the same printer that I used. She was shocked when I told her I did it myself! I just wish there was Pinterest when I got married! We did almost everyting DIY, Pinterest would have helped so so much!

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  2. My entire wedding was Pinterest themed! It was amazing! Now you can use Pinterest for other milestones in life, such as babies and parties!

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  3. this is great! Do you still have your template available? I am trying to do as much as possible myself and I absolutely love your invitations! I can be emailed at letr_buck@hotmail.com

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  4. Hello! I do have the template but it wouldnt do you any good because of all my different fonts, they wouldnt transfer. You could either try to recreate yourself or check out my Etsy site and I can plug in all your info and send you a print ready PDF all you have to do is print to a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and cut in half!! Check it out! https://www.etsy.com/listing/120598913/vintage-printable-wedding-invite-and

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  5. Awesome wedding invitations! I'm also browsing more so i could pin them on my Pinterest boards. Really lovely =D

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  6. Wedding invites are one of the main accessories of a wedding. They should also be more attractive, and then the people attend the ceremonies.
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  7. I love these card! I really like DIYs creations, but hey don't forget the wedding invitation wording and its importance... There are so many guidelines that you can refer to to write proper wording.

    Cheers!

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