Invitation frustration! Can you help me find something similar?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Lizzie123:  Its so hard to find the perfect invites!

Have you thought about printing them yourself?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Lizzie123:  look on the site invitationcrush.com.  They have lots of invites that are similar visually so there might be something there that you like.  

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Lizzie123:  It’s a blog of invitation porn, but still might lead you in the right direction.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Lizzie123:  We are printing our own, already done our engagement invites as a kind of test run.

Its pretty simple, you can buy the size and colour cardstock you want online with matching envelopes or depending on the shops you have around, we found our stock for the engagement cards in a few cheap shops like Kmart, Cheap as Chips and our local newsagent.

You just need someone with a decent printer (we used my FMIL’s photo-capable printer, but you don’t need one that good!) and a slicey thingto cut the paper! (?) We used Word for the inside writing, Word again for the envelopes, and Adobe Photoshop to create our mongram on the front 🙂

Some pics of the test-run cards (always buy extra so you can run it through the printer and fix spacing, alignment and all that) The first is missing the buckle and ribbon, and in the second the envelopes alignment is off and the inside card hasn’t been cut quite to size.

 

Obviously I wasn’t smart enough to make a spare complete card, and I forgot to take photos during the process, it looked so cool when there were cards EVERYWHERE while we let the ink dry (very important!)

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Okay, here’s what I’ve got for you!

It’s definitely a real Minted invitation, but it doesn’t look like they make it any more. Here’s an Offbeat Bride post that references it (and has some other invites you might like):

http://offbeatbride.com/2012/02/heart-wedding-invitations

It also looks like the designer of the invite is still active on Minted. Here’s her original submission of the design, which is called Wanderlust:

http://www.minted.com/design-rating/18495

But, there’s still hope! Minted’s website says this: “If you see a design that is not available for sale, please contact customerservice@minted.com and we will help you purchase the design.”

So you might still be in luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Lizzie123:  Why don’t you look on etsy? You might be able to find something similar or alternatively find someone to create a similar design in your colours!

Post # 13
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Newbee

Hi! I’m a graphic designer and thought I could help you out.  If you want I can help you create the digital file that you can send to print.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Lizzie123:  Honestly, if you have a printer, it’d be a lot cheaper to print it out yourself. We’re doing pocketfold invites and it’s coming out to less than $2.50 per invite. For the one that you want, you could buy some cardstock paper and envelopes from envelopemall.com, and it probably won’t cost you even $2 per invite. 

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