- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I don’t usually post on these boards. However, since i read them for advice and recommendations I think I should pass on my experience with invitations. We are having a formal black-tie wedding.
For our save the dates we went a little funkier, but we knew our invitations needed to be as formal as we could get them. That being said, I did not want to spend an absurd amount of money on the invitations either.
We started at a brick and mortar stationary store, which is highly recommended in our area. I assumed engraved invitations were out of the price range (I was willing to spend) so I asked to see both thermography and engraved. The invitation place did not know what engraved invitations were so she showed me letterpress. The thermography prices were rather high. I left deflated. I researched some more on engraved invitations. I found a place online that did not have the best website. They were VERY affordable though. I was still a little scared. I called for a sample packet and was blown away with everything, the invite samples, the efficiency, the helpful hints. Still a little sacred, we went for it.
They arrived last week. They are beautiful. Miss Manners (and my grandma) would be proud. Sent order. Next day proof received. Ok’d proof. 12 business days later invitations arrived.
They do thermography, letterpress and engraved. We ordered the Classic paper. I cannot tell the difference between that and Crane’s. The liners on the envelopes are beautiful. Since they were engraved we also received the copper engraving plate, which is very cool.
They also do computerized calligraphy for cheap. I did not use them for this as I like the look of handwritten calligraphy. However… I will use them for place card calligraphy.
Google Reaves Engraving. Call and ask for a sample you will be happy you did. If you want oramge paper, rhinestones and ribbons and glitter.. This place is not for you. If you want beautiful/simple/formal… Take a chance. I am pleased to have a go-to invitations supplier. next up… Thank you notes from reeves. (and those place cards)
P.S I don’t work for or at or know anyone who works here. Just a bride. Who is HAPPY!