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Just Said Yes October 2022

diy Invites Guidance

Magie, on October 15, 2021 at 3:30 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 1 10
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Hi all!

My FH is a graphic designer and wants to design our save the dates and invitations. We would love guidance on what is typically included in an invitation suite, where / how to get it printed, where to get paper and what extras we will need.

We would so appreciate any help!!

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Latest activity by Michelle, on October 20, 2021 at 6:38 PM
  • Samantha
    Devoted August 2022
    Samantha ·
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    We personally got our printed through Catprint. They're kind of limited in the sizes of paper you can get, but the paper was beautiful. You can also upload a completely custom design to Shutterfly and use their printing services!

    I'm going to use Catprint to print my invitations, vellum belly bands, and a watercolor map directions/details card. We're skipping response cards in favor of an online RSVP through Joy, and I might make a weekend events card, but I can't decide yet.

    Here are all the optional things brides.com lists in addition to the invitation itself, the envelope, and the postage:

    - response card and envelope
    - reception card
    - directions card
    - weekend events card
    - accommodations card
    - invitation wrapper aka belly band

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  • Sharon
    Super September 2021
    Sharon ·
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    We had a friend design our invitations. We ordered paper and envelopes from Paper and More. Great selection and quality. We took them to Fed Ex Office to get them cut.
    https://www.paperandmore.com/?gclid=cjwkcajwzaslbhbjeiwajsrokmboit54az-aae-biclkm-izdr_hyyyszmx1ytvuxm12yhct7nmw1xocfckqavd_bwe
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  • M
    Just Said Yes October 2022
    Magie ·
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    Ah! Amazing. Thank you for both of those resources. Just ordered a free sample pack from Catprint!!

    Would love to see how your invites turned out / cost of it all!

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  • M
    Just Said Yes October 2022
    Magie ·
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    OO! How did ya have them printed? And how much did everything come out too?

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  • Allie
    VIP November 2021
    Allie ·
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    My best friend is a graphic designer and she designed my invitation suite! We just did the invitation itself, an RSVP card and the 2 envelopes to go with it. I did everything through Cards and Pockets once she had it all designed and they were REALLY reasonably priced and everything printed out absolutely beautiful. I'd definitely check them out for the DIY invitation suite, because they were much cheaper than places like Shutterfly.

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  • Sharon
    Super September 2021
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    We printed them on our office printer lol. Fed Ex Office can print them though I don't know what they charge for it. The papers and envelopes came to about $150-175 for approximately 90 invitations. Cutting everything, invites, rsvp cards and details cards came to less than $50.diy Invites Guidance 1

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  • Tiffany
    Beginner September 2022
    Tiffany ·
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    I’m making mine myself I just bought a good printer so i didn’t have to stress about who would allow me to print on my watercolor painted card stock paper
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  • Tiffany
    Beginner September 2022
    Tiffany ·
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    diy Invites Guidance 2
    These are my save the dates I’m working on i decided to add qr code for my guest convenience to our website so that i could keep them small and i put magnets on them for the convenience of our guest to not forget
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  • Laura
    Savvy September 2022
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    Here's our save the dates and what is on it.

    diy Invites Guidance 3

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    In addition to the invitation, there is a reply card and a details card which lists everything: reception address if different from the ceremony venue, a map to the venue (so much more accurate than gps). Hotel info optional and wedding website can be listed on the details card. Don’t assume that guests know how to use a QR code and do not list registry info. Also keep everything on the front because many will not look on the back.
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