I really love beautiful custom pocketfold invites and realize that the only way I can afford them is to DIY. I'm pretty crafty and enjoy crafts. I have done a lot of research into it, and I really think I can do it. However, everyone (FI, MOH, other friends) is telling me not to do it and its getting discouraging.
I ordered samples from paperandmore.com and everything would already be cut to size and pocketfolds would be constructed. So all I would have to do is design, print, and assemble. My FI works in electronic media (TV mostly) and has access to photoshop, etc and has design experience. He could technically design them, but he seems to be concerned about being "responsible" if I don't like how they come out. I found a designer on Etsy who will provide us with digital images for the whole set for a reasonable price which we would then just have to get printed (or potentially print on my home printer, which I am currently playing with).
FI keeps telling me he will "just get me the money" to have custom invites made, but I don't really want to spend that kind of money on invites (plus there are plenty of other places I could spend that money, and I'm not really sure we can afford it). Additionally, I kind of WANT to do them myself.
Sorry for the rant, I'm just getting frustrated that no one seems to be supporting my decision to even attempt DIY invites. We'll see what happens once I get the samples and play a little more. I just need some encouragement, and to hear from other brides who are DIY invites.