I’ve been thinking about DIY invitations since the engagement.  Not only am I hoping to save some money, but I like the idea of designed and putting together my own invites – it seems more intimate.  Well, yesterday I reveived my girlfriend’s (who got engaged exactly one month before me) DIY wedding inviation in the mail!  I wanted to share…

This took about a day for her and a team of girlfriends to put together.

This took about a day for her and a team of girlfriends to put together.

I love the picture on the inside flap!

I love the picture on the inside flap!

                  

 

 

 

Her and the fiance debated whether they should just buy invites or do it themselves.  They decided on the latter.  They ordered the silver card stock and envelopes from an invitation store and purchased the other suppliers at – where else – Michaels.  The invite design was inspired by one they saw at a store specializing in invitations.

On one side of the flap, they ask their guests to visit their website for additional  accomodation and registry informtion.  On the other flap is a great picture of the two of them!   They also chose to forego the traditional RSVP card and ask their guests to RSVP online.  I only wonder what those people will do who don’t have a computer?  I guess they’ll call!   I think its a great idea to save paper and lower the cost of the invite. (Great job CPF!)

Some great blogs/websites to keep an eye on for DIY invitations are:
Do It Yourself Inviations
DIY Bride
Wedding Bee
Nina’s Wedding Blog

Oh and a fellow Detroit bride Ms. 12K is also planning on DYI inviations.  Check her blog out to see what she comes up with.  She also lists some great tips and some great blogs to visit.

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