As a graphic designer and someone who pulled out all the stops designing her own wedding invitations, believe me when I say you can make DIY wedding invitations as simple or as complicated as you want. A lot of people go into making their own invitations hoping to save money, but I'll tell you up front: there are plenty of affordable places to get nice invites with less work than it will take you to DIY wedding invitations. However, if you have specific reasons to go DIY on your paper (like, you want to bring your specific idea to life, or you want to get creative) read on. (Fun fact: Every APW editor DIYed their wedding invitations, so we've got your back here.)
However, if a paper cutter sounds like a useful thing that has a place in your office, buy it! You don't need to shell out 贄 for a good one. This ษ trimmer has been a great little workhorse for me for about four years now, through invitations, photo albums, and many, many other late night print jobs.