(Closed) where to buy/order invitations

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Magnetstreet is great for personalization and matching sets.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

How much are you willing to spend?  I personally think the ~110# cardstock at most places feels too light for a wedding invitation.

WeddingPaperDivas and Minted do thermography also.

Do a google search on letterpress and/or engraving.  That’s possibly closer to what you’re looking for.  They *are* expensive however!

You can always order pockets from Cards & Pockets or other enclosure-type folders from Paper-Source in a coordinating color to your invites.

Here’s a photo enclosure from Paper-Source that sounds like that cardstock bit you are talking about: http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/color/A7-photo-cards/2505.040/305.html

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@asscherlover:  I’ve never heard of them before. Thanks for the rec! 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BeeG35:  I’m happy to help!  I used to do a lot of scrapbooking and paper crafting so I think this stuff is a lot of fun.  If you do go the Cards&Pockets route make sure to order their paper sample kit if you can’t match the paper color from the brand and color name.  This will ensure a perfect match!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The standard A7 envelopes fit the pocket folds from Cards&Pockets, so if you wanted to use those envelopes as your outer envelope you could, or you could order A7.5 envelopes and use those as your outer envelopes.

How many cards were you thinking of putting into this thing?  It’s starting to sound like this is going to turn into a huge project if you let it.

You mentioned the card staggering – if you were willing to go all DIY then Cards&Pockets has precut cards for the pocket.  But you’re not, which limits you to whatever invitation suite you can find that would work (just measure the card).

Maybe if you ordered some samples of the pocket folds and some invites you like you can play around with them and see if this is a road you want to go down on.  Plus, you can feel the cards in your hands and decide if you like them a little bit better than looking at an image online.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

With so few enclosures I personally don’t see the need for a pocket-type enclosure.  Usually the pocket-enclosures have quite a few enclosures: RSVP, reception card, directions card, accommodations card, etc.  They’re on the “deluxe” end of the scale.

On the other hand, with so few invitations needed you could easily put a lot of time and energy on your invites.  Plus if it’s what you really want, who am I to argue?

I think a guideline for how many invites to get is around 20% more than you need, so maybe make it 40 total.  That is not too bad!

I totally understand wanting your STDs to match your invites!  If you can’t find a design you like right now, why not get a photo magnet STD with a plain card?

Here are some ideas:

Some packaging ideas: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/228665/five-ways-customize-your-w[email protected]/272429/diy-weddings#/264695

One deluxe destination invite with matching STDs: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/228651/anatomy-invitation-every-style-event#/145503

 

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