D.I.Y: Invitations

I have a feeling everyone’s going to think I’m super cheap. But, I would rather spend more money on making my wedding fun, than on little things. Invitations especially annoy me.  Don’t get me wrong, I would kill for some beautiful letter press invitations, however, they are expensive. And I have a really hard time spending a lot of money on them, because in reality, have you ever kept another persons wedding invitation as a keepsake? You probably just kept it for a couple months as courtesy and then tossed it.

So, I came up with my own cheapskate scheme and hopefully it all works out.

Look at invitations you like. I used Wedding Paper Divas “Floral Flurry” as inspiration for mine.


I searched for flower illustrations and found my favorite through google images. I brought it into Adobe Illustrator and traced it and placed it similar to the style above. I chose two colors and voila! Done.

Now here is the important part….

I went to Vistaprint.com and ordered 100 free postacrds. You pay $3.99 to upload your image and then around $6 for shipping and handling. Beware, if you go to the Vistaprint website you might not be able to find the offer for the postcards. I provided the link above. You can also google “Free postcard printing” and it will come up as the first listing.

The only downside is that they are glossy. I’m not sure how glossy, because I have not received them yet….but if it doesn’t work out I’m only $10 poorer.

I also found a couple of other DIY invitationers




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    Amanda said,

    Definitely post about whether or not they work. I was thinking about ordering them from there as well, but was dissuaded by the glossy finish!

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