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Doxie Mom, on September 25, 2020 at 4:49 PM Posted in Planning 0 9
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DIY Invitations?


Does anyone on here have a cricut? I am debating on making my own invitations with cardstock (essentially two sheets and twine wrapped around it. Did you find this to be a more cost effective option? I am wondering with the costs of mats, if they need replacing or a blade dulls, if it equals or costs more to make your own,?



Thanks Smiley smile

would also love to see pictures if you have them

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Latest activity by Cassidy, on November 10, 2020 at 8:12 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I didn’t DIY my invitations and seriously wouldn’t even consider it. It may be slightly, and only slightly, cheaper, but it’s so so so time consuming. My time is more valuable than the $0.25 per invitation I would have saved.
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    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    I DIYd my invitations. Spent $100 on 45 invites that I printed at Staples (including details card, RSVP, and rehearsal dinner inserts, and postage) the big expense for my invites was I HAD to have pocket envelopes. It was time consuming. It took me about 8 hrs total.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    I wouldn’t consider it- have way too much to do & I know I would have driven myself crazy over the details of it!
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  • Monica
    Devoted August 2021
    Monica ·
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    I have a Cricut that I love. I've only had mine a few months but so far my blade is still very sharp and my mats are still sticky. I know that eventually they will need replacing but I'm sure they would last at least through making your own invitations. I think it depends how intricate your design is and how much you care about perfection to know if it's worth it to DIY.


    If you know you'd use the machine for more than just wedding invitations and you're confident in your abilities then it might be worth it for you but keep in mind the machines are pretty expensive. If you're buying it for just this purpose I think you are better off money wise to just buy the invites.
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  • Kaysey
    Super February 2020
    Kaysey ·
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    I thought about DIY-ing our invitations but because I chose to DIY so many other aspects of our wedding, I decided to spend the extra money and have our invites made for us. It saved me the headache of having to make 100+ invites along with addressing them and everything else that we had to do that wasn't a DIY project. I did make our RSVP cards to match our invites though b/c my husband wanted funny RSVPs and the invites we chose were elegant.

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    Dedicated June 2021
    Doxie Mom ·
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    No I already have a Cricut Smiley smile
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  • Monica
    Devoted August 2021
    Monica ·
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    Oh okay! Then it might be worth it if you are confident with your abilities and know exactly what you want! Good luck!

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  • Sharonda
    Rockstar January 2021
    Sharonda ·
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    I'm with you. I love the pocket envelopes. Where did you find yours? I've found some on Amazon that are beautiful but they are just a smidge too small for the average 5x7 (which is actually 5 1/8 x 7) invitation. It's so frustrating.

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    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    I got them from cardsandpockets.com
    They were a tad pricey, I don’t remember how much. The size part didn’t bother me too much as I got my invites from staples and cut them myself.
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