After lots of research, I could not find a wedding invitation that I loved, that was also within my budget. I really liked the look of pocket invitations and finally decided that it wouldn't be that hard to make my own. I found my pockets at envelopperinc.com. I also ordered my envelopes from them. I figured that since the invitation was kind of like an envelope on its own, I didn't need an inner envelope (money saved right there!). I designed the rest myself using Microsoft Word and had them printed at Staples (if you have Staples Rewards, you get 10% back on printing services).
Here is a picture of the pocket as it was purchased:
This is a picture of all the parts before they were assembled:
I used a snowflake punch on the corner of my invitation page to add a little bit of the winter theme. The invitation page and the blue-green page behind it were attached using Glue Dots, which can be found any most craft stores.
The final product when it is opened up:
I put a coordinating ribbon around the whole thing before I put it in a silver envelope:
The ribbon was attached to itself using a Glue Dot and then a snowflake sticker was added to hide the raw edge of the ribbon.
I was very happy with the final result and ended up with a custom invitation made exactly how I had envisioned. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask and I will try to go into more detail.