thoughts on DIY invitations

Joe and I have been doing DIY invitations and it has pretty much consumed all my free weeknights for the past two weeks. We're *FINALLY* done and just need to go to the post office tomorrow to mail them.

I really like how our invitations came out, but jeez that was a lot of work. If I had to do it again I would shell out the money for someone else to do it for me. =)
Posted on July 19, 2007 at 9:33 pm
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The invitations were inspired by bruinchiq's invitations (AKA Mrs. Lemon on weddingbee).
Posted on July 24, 2007 at 9:56 am
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You Invites turned out awesome!! Congrats =o) as for myself I'm making my own invites as well. I'll post them when they are all done.

In fact if this goes well, I was thinking of starting my own business. I have soooo many ideas for new and creative invitations.


check out my art at http://www.myspace.com/lookbeyondwhatyousee
Posted on July 30, 2007 at 8:48 am
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WOW...those are amazing! what did they cost you in the end to DIY?? I can only imagine how much effort you both put into it...but they're all worth it in the end!
Posted on August 2, 2007 at 7:21 am
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Those invitations are wonderful. My fiance and I were also a DIY couple, and I am pretty pleased with how our invitations came out also. I guess that I shall put my pictures in my bio. :D
Posted on August 2, 2007 at 1:41 pm
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I entertained the idea but got tired. I did a lot of research on various companies and now I am helping my friend with her wedding. Is DIY better or a hassle?
Posted on August 3, 2007 at 9:11 am
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The cost for the materials for the fabric envelopes was about $1/each. We made 200 envelopes and $120 was the fabric, $65 for the cardboard that we wrapped it around, and $15 for thread and other miscellaneous stuff. It took us about 2 weeks to make those things (almost every evening after work). In retrospect I would really have to think about doing this again because it was so much work.
Posted on August 3, 2007 at 9:26 am
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Wow, I'm not sure I can find the time to do them myself...and really, I'm not sure if I'm nearly as crafty as you Margaret. If I do them myself and they don't turn out - how long would you think it takes for me to buy "something" custom from Paper Source or someone!?
Posted on August 3, 2007 at 10:21 am
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Wow, SO pretty! What kindof outer envelopes did you use for mailing??
Posted on August 3, 2007 at 3:10 pm
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I used an A9 envelope. My friend used Papersource for her invites and they turned out beautifully! I'm guessing it might take a few hours every night for a week or so to put everything together and mail them out?
Posted on August 4, 2007 at 4:54 am
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