Post # 1
I need some opinions from any Bees who have either cut their invitations themselves or had them cut by someone like Kinkos or Office Depot. We have about 150 invites going out, each has three different sizes/colors of paper. We ordered each color in 8.5×11 and plan to get two out of each piece. So there will have to be three cuts in each piece to get our desired amounts.
I thought my FI and I had decided that we could save some money by cutting them ourselves. I looked just a little into paper cutting services and saw some bad reviews and horror stories of paper not being cut right.
Now, my FI thinks we ought to do a paper cutting service instead of DIY. I can’t find current prices online, which means I have to do legwork and call. Is this going to be worth the cost and effort or should we just do it ourselves? Thanks!
Post # 3
We did it ourselves, I bought a nice paper cutter and went at it. They turned out great.
Post # 4
We have access to a nice paper cutter and while it may take some time, I think it would be worth it to make sure they are cut right. But my FI is convinced that we should do more research into a paper cutting service. What that really means is I get to do the research.
Post # 5
@ColoradoGirl: Since you have access to a paper cutter I would suggest cutting it yourselves. It will save you some money that you can use elsewhere. It is not as hard as it may seem and you will be sure that it is done correctly.
Post # 6
I cut ours using a super nice paper cutter. They turned out great… but it was a TON of work. Monotonous work.
Post # 7
We ended up going to Kinkos because my FI wouldn’t bring home the paper cutter and it’s an hour round trip out to the school to use it. I didn’t want to mess with it anymore, so we waited while we got the paper cut and checked everything before we left. It was $20 and I’m honestly glad that part is over. Talk about a ridiculous amount of stress over paper…
Post # 8
Check out OfficeMax. I printed my invites there, and they turned out great. I started cutting them myself with their paper cutter, and it was a pain in the a$$. I gave up half way, and had them cut the rest. It’s only $1.10 per slice so if yours only needs 3 cuts, that would be $3.30 for everything. They turned out better than me cutting them and saved so much time.