- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
My wedding is definitely low-budget, so we’ve had to get creative with things that many people will just buy full-price. Although our magnet invitations are not DIY (they’re from magnetstreetweddings.com), I’m very proud of our DIY flipbook!
Because we aren’t sending out formal invitations and are doing most things via our free website, we made a cute little Charleston-themed flipbook that has the ceremony site and time, reception site and time, AND a few categories of things to do in between the ceremony and reception. In order to save money, we are having an early afternoon ceremony and an evening reception, so we needed to find a way to a) let our guests know this, and b) give our guests a few ideas of what they can do in beautiful Charleston, SC, in between.
I think a flipbook is a very creative and inexpensive way to personalize your invitations. Inside our flipbook are listings (including website addresses) of local tourist attractions, entertainment, beaches, and shops.
The total cost to make 50 flipbooks was about $20, mainly used on paper. We just used white computer paper to print out the information, and then used stamps to make the pictures of the sand dollar on the front and the lighthouse on in the inside of the flipbook.