Cheaper to DIY or BUY?
Posted 20 October 2009 - 04:03 PM
We will be having a small destination wedding, under 30 people joining us. While I love the idea of making my own STD's and invites, I think that by the time I buy all the tools and printer ink, plus all the time it will take (I am not that handy on computer graphic programs!) that since I need so few it might be cheaper to have them made custom by an actual invitation artist!
What do you think? Cheaper to DIY or Buy? I know that by doing my research the boarding pass STD jackets are actually more expensive than just the pass, so maybe I could make my own jackets? I'm on a tight budget, that's why I am asking...
Posted 20 October 2009 - 04:30 PM
Posted 20 October 2009 - 04:33 PM
For me, I looked up the cheapest options when it came to the paper for my invitations. I bought most of my items on cardsandpockets.com but I bought it all during a sale. I bought a paper cutter at Michael's and used a 50% off coupon and I'll probably sell it after the wedding. So I think as long as you have everything pretty planned, it's better financially to DIY.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 04:41 PM
I think if you have the patience it is worth it to DIY - it makes it so much more fun and you are so proud of your work! We got so many compliments on the invitations- they even said they were better than some professional ones they saw.
But also I really enjoy doing things like this - so I really recommend it!
Good luck - either way your guests will love them
Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:33 PM
Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:35 AM
That being said there are several designers here that are really reasonable price-wise. Worst case, contact some of us for pricing and at least figure out what the pricing would be.
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