As a bargain bride, I decided to forgo the hundreds of dollars it would cost to have our wedding invitations made and take a stab at them myself (remember–our goal is to be under $5000 for the entire wedding!). Several months ago, I began purchasing invitation kits from Michael’s Craft Store whenever I was able to get their 40% off coupon. The kit, made by Brides, normally retails for $39.99 and with my 40% off coupon, I was only paying roughly $26 (including tax) per box of 30.
I thought the kit would go perfectly with our burlap and lace theme and was really excited to jump right in and get working on these! Each kit contains 30 of the following: blank invitations (5×7), twine, tags, invitation pockets, invitation envelopes, response cards, and response card envelopes.
Printing the invites was relatively easy. You must visit www.gartnerstudios.com and enter the barcode from your kit to access the templates. I played with the fonts and here’s the final product:
I’ve decided to head on over to Hobby Lobby and get stamps for our initials. I will simply have to hand-stamp the tags as opposed to printing them. It’s a minor snag but the process was relatively simple and going this route has saved me quite a bit of money as opposed to having invitations made by a company.
Make sure to check out Michael’s Craft Stores for a wide variety of DIY wedding invitation kits. You can also print and/or save coupons directly from their site at www.michaels.com!