Our DIY Wedding Invitations

I’m still alive!

I know, it has been quite a while, and I do apologize for the long absence. With the wedding crunching ever closer, and work getting busier, time just flew by… Back in November, I wrote about the design process, and now that our invitations have been sent out, I wanted to share how my invitations turned out on this #weddingwednesday.

The end result! I wish the photo I took looked a bit better, but there you have it. Also, a sneak peak into the coffee filter flowers I made in this post. I will be blogging about how to dye the flowers so that they take on a whole different personality. 

In my original post, I mentioned going with a local print house to try and save some money. I looked into quite a few options, including Staples and a local printing company, but found the best deal through Vistaprint.ca. They often have coupon codes and special promotions, so if you time it right, printing through Vistaprint.ca can save you a lot of money. They currently have a coupon for 40% off postcards using code BIZSAVE. I can say that I am 100% satisfied with the results, and would recommend!

In order to facilitate the delivery of the bakery cards, I made envelopes out of craft paper. Figuring out the correct dimensions and the most efficient way to make them took a lot of trial and error, but once I had the prototype down, it was quite easy. I am thinking of writing another DIY post for the envelopes, so let me know if you are interested in learning more!

For all my curious #budgetbrides, here is a budget breakdown of our invitation suite:

Postcard printing: <$50 on 100 invitations

Craft paper for envelopes: <$10 (We purchased this giant 24″ x 1125′ roll from Staples.ca to use for various wedding decor, and have barely made a dent in it)

Postage: <$10 (We also hand-delivered most of our invitations to friends and family at different events)

Total invitation spend: <$70


How are you designing and printing your invitations? Let me know in the comments below!


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