So lets start with a few invite design ideas from our designer, Printable Press:
This one made me think of Ms. Bunny and their swanky rooftop affair for which she is making her own vintage dress.
This one made me think of friends I wish I had who would invite me to their fabulous and funky weddings.
These two both make me want to get married again. Seriously. I hope my cousin uses something similar for their catskills wedding.
I thought DIY invites would be difficult, but they really weren't. Follow the following steps:
1.) Order design.
2.) Order linen textured cardstock from www.paperandmore.com. Don't overthink this. Just get white.
3.) Get printed at Staples in their copy department. At most staples, their flat rate for color printing is $.50 a page, which means you get 2 invites for $0.50.
4.) Cut. Or have them do it for you, but our cutting experience at Staples was a disaster, so I would recommend hitting up a friend who has access to a professional paper cutter (or buy one yourself), and cut them.
5.) Stuff and seal into envelopes. If you really want to, you can buy or make pocketfolds to stick them into, or glue them to a cardstock backing, but simple invites on heavy cardstock are also really nice.
A few designs from Whimsical Prints, who a few friends have used.
And a couple from Jean M., one of my favorite more affordable "fancy" designers.
Any more sources I should share?