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Is DIY really cheaper?

September 29th, 2015 at 06:18 am

With all the costs associated with a wedding, I'd decided to do my Save the Date invitations myself. I got permission from one of my work's higher ups to use the company printer to print them. There are 3 to a page, so less than 30 sheets total. I found this really cute idea online, and starting mocking up a template. Mine's a little different and still felt plain, so when I was buying the twine for the knots, I bought a couple of stamps and an inkpad. This totaled to about $70. Adding in the cost of the heavy brown paper, I'm at about $1 per invite. Seeing as printing them online would have been about $.75 per invite, I felt cheated. And then it occurred to me to just make life simpler and print the images directly on the invite, so I'm returning all the stamp stuff. Total cost will be about $50 (not counting postage) for the Save the Date cards. I'll post a picture of the finished product.

1 Responses to “Is DIY really cheaper?”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    The prices we got quoted to have them professionally done, DIY was cheaper then, and my friend was into scrapbooking so could help out and it looked good. Total cost of $50 is not a bad price at all.

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