Post # 1
I’m planning to DIy my invites. I’m going to order the pockets from somewhere (company to be determined I’m researching now, being in Canada makes it more challenging).
I plan to design all the inserts and then print them – I’m not sure where – advice on this would definitley be appreciated.
For those who have DIYed their invites, what advice do you have. I make cards etc all the time, I’m experienced that way, but I’ve never made wedding invitations like the ones I’m planning!
Post # 3
I found a small local print shop that quoted me less than anyone else, but a lot of comments on here reference catprint.com. I’ve had things printed by Vista Print that were pretty reasonable, especially when you can get a group on deal or coupon code. Or just go the total diy route and print yourself.
Post # 4
I used Cards & Pockets and loved them. I just designed the invitations and turned them into PDFs, then they printed and cut them – the result was amazing. It costs a little extra due to the shipping, but it wasn’t too bad.
Post # 5
I am planning to make my own pocketfolds… you really only need a template and some thick paper (cardstock or “cover” paper). Then just trace the template and cut it with a straightedge and an exacto knife.
I want to make them because
A. It’s less expensive/less hassle
B. I want it to be double-sided… so invite on one side, pocket on the other (there really is no “fold”)
Making invites, I plan on DIY letterpressing them. I’m designing my invites to be turned into plates, and I bought a machine to press them with (also to die cut my paper flowers) Should be an adventure!
The inserts I will be printing on our home printer (we bought it because we figured with all the things we’d need to print, it would be smarter to just outright BUY a decent home printer than spend the money at the printers.
You can get some really nice, free fonts on daFont’s website to add a more unique quality.
[ETA] “less hassle” than special ordering a bunch of pocketfolds because I decided on a weird size for my invites.
Post # 6
@CakeyP: Cards and Pockets has a panel-pocket invitation- I used it, it’s what you’re describing. It was 5×7, you mounth the invite on the front and on the pack is a pocket for your enclosures. http://www.cardsandpockets.com/panel_pockets.aspx
Post # 7
I also used cards and pockets. I ordered all the paper from them, precut and then printed it on my own printer. I designed the invitations by looking at invitations on minted and then mimiced the one I liked the best. It was super easy and I don’t regret DIY’ing them at all. You would never guess I did it all on my own!