How to make unique + creative wedding invitations at a fraction of the cost!
To make 250 invitations, you will need:
250 5×7″ cardstock (See #1)
150 8.5″ x 11″ double-sided cardstock with your design (See #2) – this design includes a response card!
250 22″ piece of ribbon (we used royal blue and gold)
2 Large Glue Stick – I went through 2 of them (the glue pictured below is not the one I used as it made the invitation crimply)
2 boxes of 3M Scotch Photo Corners
Glue Tape (optional)
1 Scoring Tool – my husband opted to use a butter knife + ruler.
Paper Cutting Tool – I have one from scrapbooking.
1) Cardstock & Envelopes
Order your cardstock & envelopes + response envelopes online. I used www.paperandmore.com and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the paper and how fast they shipped. I would suggest ordering the paper in the size you want. That way you don’t have to cut them in half or resize the paper.
2) Printed Cardstock
Instead of printing the invitations with my own printer (which you certainly could do!). I opted to have my template printed from an online printing store. I included our photo on the invite.
Step 1: Cut your ribbon into 22″ pieces.
Step 2: Score the 8.5″ x 11″ double-sided cardstock. You can watch how to score using the youtube video here. (We actually found that scoring first, and then cutting was faster!)
Step 4: Fold accordingly.
Typical invitations ordered from websites like weddingpaperdivas.com:
5×7″ invitation (1 piece of paper): 250 invitations = $435
Response Cards: $1.09/invitation x 250 invitations = $272.50
Printed 8.5″x 11″ Cardstock from cardstockprinting: $150 with shipping
5″x7″ Cardstock: $10.99 for 100 sheets. Purchased 300 sheets –> $32.97
Ribbon: Total was $50 at Michael’s (I found some in the $1 section) – you could also purchase this in bulk online for cheaper.
Glue: $5 for 3 sticks
3 boxes of Photo Corners: $10
Wedding Paper Divas: $459.53.
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