Mrs. Cupcake’s Twelve Steps to Creating DIY Wedding Invitations

posted 9 years ago in Paper
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Very helpful advise.. thanks for posting!! Kiss

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Did you take your mock-up to a printer or did you print them yourself?  If so, what type of printer do you need?

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Helper bee

Nice tips. You might want to add that some people should hand-cancel their invites before sending them out.

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Newbee

What are the pros/cons to going to a professional printer as you see them?  (e.g., time and cost, anything else? are cost savings really significant?)

If printing the pre-cut invitation insets on a home laser printer, are you also likely to get smudging/rubbing off after they go through the mail?  I’ve received some invitations where that was the case, and was a bit disappointed that it had happened.

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thanks alot this will be very helpful I am not in the process of trying to decide on how to do my own invites

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Wannabee

These tips are fantastic! Thanks SO much for sharing and saving some heartache and time. I’ll be linking ot this.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Thanks so much for these great tips!  I’m trying to design my invitations right now and these tips probably saved me hours and hours of headache! Thanks again!

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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ok, I read this and kept bobbing my head up and down (YES YES YES). Made my mock up last night using Envelopements pocketfold 5×7’s and wouldn’t ya know, I had purchased paper source envelopes, which supposedly fit the 5×7. Um NO.  Hahahahah thank goodness we have another use for them. I am going to have to purchase envelopement envelopes as well. Lesson learned but THANK YOU Mrs. Cupcake because I only made one invitation and found this out…could’ve been SO much worse.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You’re so right about the envelopes!  I purchased an envelopement-esque box of invites from Target, and they didn’t come with outer envelopes.  Little did I know that there is no such thing as a 5 3/4 x 7 1/4 envelope.  Big thanks to Paper Presentation for making a 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 envelope!  They’re perfect on the sides, and only a bit snug on the top. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Reading through these, I realized how homemade my invites were going to look.  Thanks so much for sharing these important details.

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