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DIY or Pro: Invitations

Laura, on May 8, 2018 at 2:14 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 57
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Are you DIYing your invitations or hiring a pro?

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  • Brianna
    VIP May 2018
    Brianna ·
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    I did our invitations through Basic Invite, so through a Pro I guess. No way did I want the pressure of making all of the invitations myself.

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  • KarenO
    Master June 2018
    KarenO ·
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    We thought about hiring a pro, but it was just not reasonable with our budget. I didn't DIY as far as designing and printing them myself, but I did assemble them myself (gluing the invitation to the backer, and the backer to the pocket, etc.) and hand-address them myself too. I actually enjoyed the process.

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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
    MrsV1027 ·
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    We used a template through snapfish

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  • R
    Devoted October 2018
    Raquel ·
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    Hire a pro
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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    We ordered them off Shutterfly, so pro I guess.

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  • Morgan
    Devoted June 2018
    Morgan ·
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    I got the minted all in one invites with preprinted names, but I had to put the postage on and fold them. Not sure if that is considered DIY or hiring a pro?

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  • Bride Brain
    Devoted May 2018
    Bride Brain ·
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    DIY! Got a Michael's kit on clearance for $12 which included 40 invites, envelopes, rsvp cards and envelopes, and a description card for like wedding details. FSIL is an art major and so she designed the invites to have our 2 dogs and cat on them. It was really precious and meaningful to us.
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  • CarrieAndBert
    Expert June 2018
    CarrieAndBert ·
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    Got mine from Zazzle.
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  • J
    Super June 2019
    JuneBride ·
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    Invitations - Hire a pro (vista print).

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  • Happy Hedgie
    VIP September 2018
    Happy Hedgie ·
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    DIY. We purchased the premade pockets at Michaels and I will be doing everything else myself. I'm going to use a free template to print everything then I'm mounting them on cardstock to dress them up and making envelope liners.

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  • HarrisEverAfter
    Dedicated September 2018
    HarrisEverAfter ·
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    I'm doing my own with a pocket card, belly band, foiled invite, rsvp, and details card. This would normally cost around $7-$9 per invite, but by DIYing them, I got it down to $2.20 per invite. Here is my inspiration. I'll have blue, burgundy, silver foiling, and white cardstock for mine.


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  • A.Magill.Since.May
    Master May 2018
    A.Magill.Since.May ·
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    I didn't make them myself (ordered on Vistaprint) but I stuffed and labeled them all myself. So partial DIY?
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  • Jen
    VIP July 2018
    Jen ·
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    I let the pros handle this one!!

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  • Ericha
    Devoted November 2018
    Ericha ·
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    I purchased our invitations through Shutterfly using a discount code. But I will be stuffing and labeling them myself.
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  • Shaunte
    Expert April 2020
    Shaunte ·
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    I will likely assemble them myself (put the different pieces in the pockets and use a belly band). I will either have the addresses printed on the envelopes or hire a calligrapher. I guess this is considered partial-pro.

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  • A_Mart
    Super June 2018
    A_Mart ·
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    We will be DIY'ing our wedding announcements next month!!

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  • PrincessLawrence
    VIP June 2018
    PrincessLawrence ·
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    I ordered off Etsy and then changed the wording so a little of both

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  • M
    Super October 2018
    Michelle ·
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    My fiance is in a creative arts school so he is probably going to make our invitations. I am excited because we want to incorporate our love of wrestling and our location (Las Vegas)
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  • Vanessasaurus
    VIP June 2019
    Vanessasaurus ·
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    We will be using a website like zazzle, so pro!
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  • Jessica
    VIP October 2018
    Jessica ·
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    I'm designing my own, printing through a pro, then assembling them and printing the envelopes by myself 😊
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