Post # 1
I don’t want to do DIY Invitations but want something creative but not extremely expensive b/c I will need over 200 invitations. Does anyone have any suggestions on Vendors/ Invitation designers they have worked with that they had a good experience with? I have looked through etsy and some designers want you to begin the process 5-6 months in advance, but I am at about 4 months!
Post # 3
Look up staffs of graphic design studios and contact them personally and ask if they can do it as a freelance gig for you. You can set it up so that you pay them a design fee, and you do all the printing and stuffing yourself throuhg Office Depot or staples (by the way both of those stores will copy, fold and cut for very cheap).
Buy Indian wedding invitations online. The designs are not always very Indian looking, and the cost per unit is low.
Also consider omitting RSVP cards and envelopes altogether by writing "RSVP to xx email or xx phone number" right on the invitation. It’ll keep your guests from procrastinating and save on stamps!
Post # 4
We used Erin, the owner of Proud to Plan – http://www.proudtoplan.com. She did an amazing job, got us several proofs and ideas quickly, printed and mailed everything on time and we were SO pleased! The invites were high quality and we got SOOO many compliments on them :) Here they are. You should check out her website!
Post # 5
I know of a local letterpress printer who is reasonable for letterpress, if you’d like her name. She’s in Vestavia.