Post # 1
Hi hive! I have 2 questions.
We are getting married in a grove of trees in the middle of a vineyard (I’m ecstatic!!). We would like to have an image (silhouette) of a tree to be used at the top of the invitation and on the out-of-town bags (reusable canvas tote/grocery bags). So my two questions:
1.) Many of you have talked about getting flourishes and other invitation images from a website full of images – what is that website(s)? I want to grab a tree image from there. It would be fabulous if I could find a tree invitation with vines in horizon, but really, just a tree is fine.
2.) We just want a simple invitation on ecru/cream paper with this tree image at the top. Since we don’t need any help “designing” the invitation, are their invitation companies that you recommend that have either a.) the invitation is all set and you just add your own image to the top and they print them for you, or b.) we put this together in publisher and have someone else print it – do you have any recommended printers (that have the paper too)?
Thanks hive! Erin
Post # 3
I have been working with InviteDesigner.com – also have ordered samples from The Green Kangaroo. I believe that both companies will let you provide your own art; they charge a small "logo fee" to set up your art to print. They are quite reasonably priced and very nice quality product.
Of course, the various letterpress companies generally also do custom design and so will work with you to come up with the design you want. In that case you could probably tell them what your idea is and have them draw it up, although that might get a little spendy.
Post # 4
istockphoto.com is the website that you can download images from. You can design something basic and just have kinko’s, or a local printer, print the invites for you.
If you’re just looking for something simple, you may want to check some basic invitation companies (carlson craft for example).
notfromabox.com has different invitations where you can pick the motif you want, and they have a few tree images to choose from.
Post # 6
I would also recommend vistaprint.com if you are looking for a basic invitation, you can upload your image and design the font and layout – it is very inexpensive and the service and quality is excellent – and as a tip if you chose the linen paper finish the paper looks very expensive!