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How To Make Your Own Wedding Invitations for under $50

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Alright, here it goes!  I tried to take pictures to go through all of the steps. It was easy to do but very tedious so if you plan on going this route, have patience.

My friend Jessica helped me with all of this so an extra set of hands makes a world of difference. Even with her help, we worked on 55 invitations for several hours.

I will review previous DIY posts so that all you new readers can catch up!
I got my FREE templates from http://www.weddingchicks.com/freebies/

Two invitations fit on one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of vellum paper-- which I was able to print the templates at Office Depot for $.59 per sheet (per 2 invitations). If you want to print in black and white, it is only $.10 per sheet.

To start out, Jessica and I cleaned off the table and made sure we had plenty of space. You will need your printed sheets, cardstock (if you want a thicker/harder background), ribbon, a hole puncher, scissors and a paper cutter (a ruler and X-acto knife will work fine but will take longer).


After you have all of your supplies, start cutting. Make sure you practice with a spare sheet first so that you can measure where you need to cut. You wouldn't want to mess up and have to run back to the store for more supplies. Plus, you want to make sure your text sheet fits on your background sheet.

After you have cut the text sheet out, line it up to make sure it is the right size for the bottom sheet.




Once your sheets are lined up the way you want them, grab your hole punch!
Figure out where you want your bow and the distance between the two holes will determine the thickness.
I punched holes about an inch apart in the top middle of the sheet, right above the initial.




Be sure to empty your hole punch. It stacks up fast and creates complications like this! You wouldn't want it to get jammed or stuck on your invitations.



Now it is time to tie the bow! I have included a youtube video link so that you can have video instructions (to make that a bit easier on you). If you don't prefer to watch the video, I will provide written instructions as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7klQWxH7mg

Pull the ribbon through one hole. The other side of the ribbon will go through the other hole so that the ribbon is across the front of the invitation (both ends will be poking out of the back).


After the above steps are complete. Grab one end of the ribbon and pull it through the opposite side and towards the front then do the same thing with the other end.

Next, we added a small touch, pearl stickers!


Then we finished! I am really happy with how they turned out!!
Hope this helped everyone else.

All of the supplies to make these invitations cost me $38.72.
I still need to purchase envelopes (pack of 50 for $6.99 at Wal-Mart) and print out my response cards which will cost me another $5 or so at Office Depot.
Sure beats spending $250 on invitations somewhere else.
You can check out the rest of my wedding planning blog at:
Happy Planning!

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Comment by Amika Arnold on October 4, 2012 at 7:31pm

Very Nice!!

Comment by Christina Baumann on January 30, 2013 at 3:55pm

Thank you Amika!

Comment by What the Bride Wore on August 27, 2014 at 9:26pm

Fantastic! What a savings and they look great!

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