Now that invitations have been mailed and RSVPs are rolling in, I can finally reveal one of the biggest DIY wedding projects we tackled: invitations! A friend of ours is a graphic designer who is working to build a portfolio. He very kindly offered to design our invitations for free – woohoo!! I gave him our theme, vintage travel, our colors, red and teal/turquoise, and a few examples of invitations I liked, mostly modern, graphic invitations. The resulting design was perfect. We couldn’t be happier.
Without any further ado, here are our wedding invitations!
TA-DA!!! Aren’t they adorable!?
We went with postcard RSVPs to save on postage and instead of printing tons of “information cards,” which would have added significantly to our total costs, we printed inexpensive business cards using Vistaprint. We put all the information about where to stay, what to do and where to buy us presents on our wedding website.
We put them all together with a teal belly-band stamped with red international mail stamps we picked up at Michael’s.
Paper and envelopes were ordered online from Paper Source.
Final Cost Breakdown:
$71.96 for Paper/Envelopes
$82.36 for printing the invitation and RSVP cards from Got Print (link to gotprint.net)
$27.76 for business cards and return address labels from Vistaprint (link to vistaprint.com)
$73.44 for 102 stamps (1st class and post card)
Total Cost: $2.51 per invite including postage! Not bad at all
We are thrilled with how they turned out and have received tons of compliments. They’re modern, quirky, whimsical and fun. They set the tone for our wedding just perfectly. Thank you, Mike!!