Is PIY the new DIY? Why printables are the easier DIY wedding invitation #Invitations#invitations#printables April 15 2015 | Ariel offbeatbride If you're balancing your limited budget with your grandiose design taste, Minted's print-it-yourself wedding invitations could be a great potential solution. Here's how it works: Browse the designs from Minted's archives Personalize a downloadable file Change and re-download it as many times as you'd like Cost is $50 for unlimited use (only $15 for RSVP card designs) Now of course PIY invitations come with their own host of challenges: you need good paper and a not-shitty printer — but for those who love the polish of Minted's designs, but find their prices out of your budget, going for printable invitations is a great compromise. Here are a few of our favorite printable DIY invitations. As always, click the picture to learn more: Related Post The perfect Save the Dates for your Harry Potter-themed wedding Chad and Casey are having a "Harry Potter-esque" wedding. So what better way to introduce their guests to what magical wedding experiences await them than... Read more Don't see any you liked? That's probably because I have terrible taste, and you should go check out the designs yourself. Link your favorite in the comments! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS A ceremony script that harnesses the power and the beauty of nature NEXT Brittany & Louis' rustic farm wedding with the sweetest heat exhaustion moment ever Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] No one's paying me to say this: Our invitations from Minted were AWESOME, and rather nice quality for the price. I loved the ability to customize the designs, and I loved that they had a lot of non-traditional, non-cutesy-wootsy designs. Only gripe: the address printing on the envelopes was TINY and a little fuzzy. But I'm hearing back from people about the invitations, so I guess it was clear enough to go through the mail! 2 agree Reply What kind of paper did you use if you don't mind my asking? Also did you print at home or take them somewhere (like kinkos) to have them done? Thanks! Reply There's lots of guidance about paper stuff over here, and even some info about printing on velum. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.