While researching wedding invitations I ran across a Black Tie boxed invitation from Dochelle that I really loved, until I looked at the price…$52.00 each (not including wrapping and shipping)!!!
So, I started reading other blogs from brides who had created D.I.Y wedding invitations and since I loved this $52.00 invitation, (but knew we were not going to spend anything close to that amount of money on invitations) I was determined to do the same!!! I knew my fiance was great at graphics, so I wasn’t concerned about how they would look; however, I was concerned about the cost of the materials!!! So, with my inspiration photo in one hand and my wallet in the other, I started my search for all the materials!!!
I found the white linen metallic paper ($17.99 for 50 sheets) at Paper Zone and knew I was headed in the right direction! The ribbon buckle sliders ($.99 each) were from TrulyMadlyDeeply.com The black gloss boxes ($40 per case – 50 boxes in each case) were from Uline.com. The ribbon ($3.99 per spool) and the black gloss paper ($10.99 per 50 sheets) were also from Paper Zone (they know me by name!). The small jewels were from Michaels at $3.99 for 192 jewels. We really found some great deals!!!
The “hunt” paid off, because … The Grand Total for our DIY invitations … $2.80 each!!!
You should consider DIY wedding invitations because it just might allow you to have the invitations of your dreams, without breaking the bank!
P.S. After the amazing results for our invitations, we decided to DIY our programs as well. Pictured above!!!