To be honest the last couple I have had clearly have cost loads but could easily be knocked out by yourself with a nice font and some good paper…The one I had before the last two was pretty cool, although I don’t know if I should say that, as I did it! Was an animated wedding invite, featuring the couples’ cats.
If your in any way creative I would do them yourself maybe pay for professional printing, if not creative find a friend that is and offer them a few £’s…if really desperate give me a shout, could help you for a little bit of cash but not normal wedding invite costs. But really if it’s something basic, text only, I think paying loads for them is a bit insane.Posted 5 years agoalfabusSubscriber
My missus uses a graphic designer quite a lot at work… happened to mention that we were getting married, and she did all our savethedates and invitations as a freebie 🙂
With my cynical hat on, it was blatent bribery for her to keep getting the business work, but who cares 🙂
on a more helpful note, our save the dates were done as a piece of a4 that folded into it’s own origami envelope (like this)… they looked good, went down well and saved on paper/printing.
DavePosted 5 years agospooky_b329Member
Do them yourself, sketch out what you want, take a trip to hobbycraft and choose some nice ‘handmade style’ paper, ribbon and other arty farty stuff, and then, if designing on the PC, retire to a room with the printer and proceed to spend 48hrs messing about with margins and spacing, and work out which paper doesn’t accept printer ink and which does.
Once you’ve sorted everything out and have your ‘prototype’, go back and buy all the stuff you need and get making. Don’t forget the prit-stick 🙂Posted 5 years agonedrapierSubscriber
My missus is a graphic designer at work… I happened to mention that we were getting married, and she did all our savethedates and invitations as a freebie
That’s how I read it first! Knew it wasn’t quite right: World’s most casual, but presumptious marraige proposal.Posted 5 years agotransappMember
Or as I did it, leave to the wife (at that point, to be) who will go completely barking freaking crazy and argue with her father because he wants traditional and she wants pretty. Leading to a whole family gathering and discussion with me in the middle going “I don’t care, it’s just a fudging wedding invitation, hand write them if you want!”Posted 5 years agot_i_mMember
depends on the amount of time, money and interest you have.
We (well, mostly my wife) got some decent paper, used Word to knock up the words, then used some ink stamps/pads and ribbon to decorate by hand. All recipient names were hand written.
They ended up looking rather good and everyone liked the clearly handmade look rather than the chuck a lot of money at it approach.
But then, each to their own. It’s your day so just do whatever makes you happy.Posted 5 years ago
Nah, I get fed up with people being all pretentious and self-obsessed cos it’s their frackin’ special day. Barf up a lung !
I would much rather attend a wedding where they photocopied somebody else’s invite, changed the names with a biro, then spent the money on decent wine, a good band, and having their lechy old uncles kidnapped for the weekend.
You aren’t royalty for a day just because you get married. Your friends don’t need to be impressed if they are true friends.Posted 5 years ago
For my sisters wedding invite, I did the a version of the cover of The Beatles Sergent Peppers, featuring every one of the guests. I had flippantly suggested that it would look great. When our kid agreed enthusiastically, it slowly dawned on me that I had just offered to source a picture of, then cut out in photoshop, then put together a montage featuring every one of the 150 invited guests.
Not one of my more practical suggestions. It looked fantastic, when it was finally finished!!! But I’ve mentally blanked out of my mind the days I spent putting it togetherPosted 5 years ago
Binners – that sounds cool ! (and cheap, your sister no stupit)
Mr fanylion – you really should provide buckets for people when you post stuff like that.
If I ever got married, which will be never, I would send a video in the style of a jihadists suicide message, as the invite. That would weed out the people that don’t have a sense of humour.Posted 5 years ago
hels. It looked brilliant (evening I do say so myself). Did their names in flowers at the front and everything, just like the Peter Blake original. They’ve now got it as a big framed print in the kitchen, so it was worth it, as its still around. And if I spent ALL that time on it, she at least knows I love her 😀Posted 5 years agojonbaMember
We got ours done by a generic printer rather than a “wedding invite” company as removing the W wrod makes things cheaper.
Simple nice A4 card folded in half with printing on the front and inside. Put in our own A4 paper printout with more details on like the hotel options etc.
Most people don’t care about your invites. Whenever I get them they get put in a pile of papers and the date written into the calender. For us the most important bit was who we invited not how.
JPosted 5 years agoorganic355Member
you should go for movie themed invites:
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