We made our own wedding invitations with a friend to help design the image we envisioned and letterpress the image/text. Now having this experience under our belt, I do have a few words of wisdom for you folks that are considering making your own invitations.
One- unless you are seriously on a tight budget, do not make your own pocketfolds like we did-buy them! The small amount of money saved was not worth the tremendous time we spent making them ourselves.
Two- buy a really good paper cutter/trimmer if you ignore suggestion one. I don't know the right tool, but I have a fiskars trimmer that just wasn't cutting perfect squares/lines because of inconsistent pressure..by user, but hey-good products should account for that!
Three- order your paper online rather than buying from BM stores (e.g. paper-source). There's a big savings to be had here.
Stay tuned for a "how-to" tutorial. Detailed process will include materials, cost, all paper measurements, type of paper...etc.