(Closed) Did anyone design your own invitations, and have them printed somewhere else?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i did that with my STDs, they were color front and back (5×7, i’m guessing they did 2 per page?). i was going to go through CatPrint, but the day I was going to order ended up with a groupon to a local print store! it would have been around $60 before tax without the groupon for 85 prints. glad i ordered extra, since some of them were slightly slanted and i was able to swap them for the straighter extras.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I bought my invitation material from cardsandpockets.com and designed what I wanted the invite to look like.

I used a local wedding print company to make my design look more “professional” and to print them for me. Here’s what I got for $170:

– 250 sets of 3-piece invites (invitation, rsvp card, and reception/directions)
– thermography print
– two colors
– nice design

To be honest, I was hoping that DIY invites would save me a lot of money, but the cost of all the material that went into it was more than I expected.  I would definitely recommend getting a print company to print your invites for you though! There was no stress on my part about my printer not working, etc.  That.. and I had pretty thermography print, which made it look fancy and a little less DIY =)

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I did I went through Vista Print. I had a small Wedding, so with shipping I think 20 invites were about $15 bucks.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I used catprint.com and they were awesome! 

I had my invites printed on extra heavy shimmer paper and put them in pocketfolds

Invite: 4.25×6.25 Full color one sided 160 copies for 84.45

Map: 4.0×6.75 Black and white, double sided 160 copies for 46.05

Accomdation insert: 4.0×5.75 black and white one sided for 31.33

Reception insert 4.0×4.75 black and white one sided for 31.08

Total with shipping for 160 invitations 200.62 (about 1.25 per invite)

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Ugoob:

like you,  i am having a small wedding…..22 people.   and i only need 10 invitations.  i would really like pocketfolds,  with 2 inserts…..RSVP, and directons/map.

does Vistaprint do pocketfold invitations?   

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@anne B: That they do not have, but you have the option to design your card. They only do flat invites, not pockey folds.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My experience was like summer7911‘s but more expensive. I should have done research–I bought precut cards and had my own design on Adobe Illustrator, but boy was it was a bear to find someone who would print on those little cards. My mom did find a place that did thermography on them and they were gorgeous. But didn’t save me any money–I think the total cost for ~100 invites was $500 (GULP).

You’ll have an easier time of it if you either use the printing company’s paper and let them cut it, or buy standard sizes (i.e. 8×10/8.5×11 or larger) and bring them to the printer and have them cut those.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had mine printed at Kinkos. It was 2 5 x 7 cards (invite + details card) and 1 4 x 5 card (the RSVP card). We printed 120 and the total was about $350. It seemed reasonable enough.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I bought paper at LCI paper for $45, for 50 11×17 sheets of beutiful ivory linen pearlescent paper and I had 100 invitations printed for only $11 at moxicopy.com!

Each invitation was a trifold, so two were printed per sheet, and then moxicopy printed, cut and folded them all for that price!

Mind you, their minimum fee is $25, so for $25 I also had water bottles labels printed, and wrap around mailing labels.  I bought the labels at onlinelabels.com

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dad designed our STD’s & we went & had them printed at Staples on cardstock.. I want to say for the printing it was a little under $30, there were 4 to a page & I want to say we printed 12 pages maybe.. We aren’t having a very big wedding, and even after buying envelopes we only spent another $15-$20.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had them printed (and got extra paper stuff like pocketfolds, mats, etc.) at Cards & Pockets.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I paid $175 (Give or take) for mine – from Vista Print.. It was the invite and an RSVP postcard. Designed them both myself in photoshop.

Our envelopes were $15 for 50 from papersandmore 

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@erinleigh1: LOVE! I have made my own suite in photoshop as well but I did a 4×9 “rack card.” I am having a hell of a time finding anyone to print them on cream cardstock because of the weird size 🙁

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@shedayz: Check Vistaprints… I forget – but I know they can print some pretty strange sizes there!

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