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Wedding Invitations diy

Vanessa, on April 1, 2021 at 10:48 AM Posted in Do It Yourself 1 11
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Hi all,
I have a friend who does graphic design and had asked me if she could design my wedding invitations. I haven’t seen this before and was wondering if anyone else has uploaded their own design to a printing place and how they turned out? I’m not sure what websites have this or if I would have to go to a local printing shop that would end up costing a lot more than I planned on spending.

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Latest activity by Sarah, on April 7, 2021 at 2:15 AM
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    Veronica ·
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    So we created our own save the dates and uploaded the design to VistaPrint to have them printed. The quality was amazing and they came really quick. The other great thing about VistaPrint was that they seem to always have sales.

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  • Maureen
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    I’m a graphic designer and I have customized our own save the dates, change the dates, bridal shower invites and will also do our own wedding invites. I create them in Indesign and then receive quotes around town from print shops and online ordering. It’s fairly easy. For wedding invites, I want to see what kind of paper some of the shops have first though before printing and I’ll probably get some paper samples sent if I go the online order route.


    I think it’s a great option and it makes it uniquely you, you can sit down with her and create a vision vs. going with a template. The possibilities are truly endless.
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  • Maureen
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    Maureen ·
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    Also, I yesterday I JUST emailed my bridal shower invites to Kinkos to get printed. I always ask for a quote before, and if the price is good, I ask for a proof before proceeding the print job. The proof was great and I picked the print job up a couple hours later. It’s fairly easy.


    There are a slew of stationery websites online where you can upload your own design! OR you can buy wedding invites at Michaels, Joanns, Hobby Lobby, Walmart etc) and just have to then supply the ink.
    I hope if your friend wants to help create them, that she can help with the specks for printing also. Most designers know about the details of the print job and how to proceed with it (size, quantity, color or black/white, paper quality, etc.)
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  • Michelle
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    Michelle Online ·
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    You can design on Canva.com and they will print or take the file to a local print shop. A friend of mine did hers that way and loved how easy it was plus the design freedom.

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  • Elizabeth
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    I designed mine on Canva and had them printed through Magnet Street (which is for regular wedding invites OR magnetic invites). They run some seriously great deals, one of the least expensive sites I've come across, great quality, and excellent customer service!

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    Vanessa ·
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    Thank you for all that information!
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    Vanessa ·
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    Awesome thank you!
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    Vanessa ·
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    Great, thank you!
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    Vanessa ·
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    Great! Thank you!
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    Caitlyn ·
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    I, too, am designing my own invitations and save the dates. I am taking mine to Staples to get them printed onto cardstock. It basically cuts the cost in half!!

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  • Sarah
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    Sarah ·
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    Agree with this! As a graphic designer myself, your designer should know about the details of the print job they are working on. Ask for swatches, samples, etc. if needed to help you visually come up with a color story that suits you and your SO. Hope this helps and good luck! Smiley smile
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