Post # 1
I am thinking about looking into ordering the design of my save the dates/invites/reply cards from an Etsy designer and then having them printed up and cut at Kinko’s. Has anyone ever done this before? Is it more cost effective than ordering them from a stationary company? Do they come out nice? Trying to cut corners money-wise any way we can, but if there is any chance that my invite suite will not come out looking nice, then I would rather not take the chance! Thanks ladies!
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
You could still do that with VistaPrint (i.e. upload your own designs to blank invitations) and I am pretty sure that Fed-Ex/Kinkos is affiliated with VistaPrint (they have the same design suite.)
Post # 4
We did! It saved us TONS of $$$. We designed them ourselves and printed at FedEx/Kinkos. It was great because you can pick the stock and everything. And they can print to any size you need, not pre-determined sizes like you may find at some online printing vendors. And the associates are SO helpful.
Our invite suite turned out great. We got tons of compliments about how professional they looked.
Let me know if I can tell you anything else that might help. 🙂
Post # 5
@LabDarling: I don’t know about FedEx and Kinkos, but Darling Husband designed our invitations from home and had them printed out at Office Depot (or Office Max, I forget which one). We refused to pay the $8/invitation that the stationary shops wanted. We decided to make our invitation and it came out to roughly under $2 per invitation. Office Depot even allowed us to bring our own linen paper to print on. The only thing I’d be careful about is that bc they’re printing a lot of papers at once you may want to have them stop at every 5-10 invitation sheets to make sure the ink is consistent through out and not fading in spots.
I attached the thread I posted about my completed invitations below if you want to to see how the printing turned out. We had them print our invitations and inserts. We did the embossing ourselves. In the one the comments I broke down the whole process if you’re interested to see how we made ours. Hope this helps!
Post # 6
Thank you so much for your help! I will definitely check out your link @Olive12 and @Gemstone I will definitely let you know if I have any other questions. I am not a natural DIY-er so this stuff isn’t coming easiliy to me. Totally crucial though to save money so we can spend more with professionals on things that are super important to us like photography! Thanks again!!