There are a lot of different elements to a wedding that can be done by someone else (photography, catering), DIY (favors, makeup/hair) or omitted (who really needs printed programs?) One item that can't be omitted are the invitations. I made the "Save the Dates" electronic and sent them via email, but I wanted the tangible invitation for my own wedding.
So if I were to hire someone to do it, whether it be an invitation website, or a local print shop I just didn't feel like it was worth it. There will be around 40 guests, and if it was any larger of a group I'd outsource the work, but instead I plan to make them myself.
The goal is to have everything done by the end of the weekend. I already purchased a DIY box with items in it, see the image to the right for an example, purchased postage, weighed a card, and collected everyone's addresses). All that is left is plopping in the information of the Mr. and Mrs. that will be attending and wait for the RSVPs that I will be including with a stamp!
Did you send out invitations DIY? How did the printer process go? I'll be writing a follow up after I go through the struggles go testing and sending an invitation to myself to make sure I have the correct amount of postage.
Almost went with these invitations from Michaels – they were 70% off! But they weren't the right style to reflect my wedding theme.