Post # 1
Hi everyone! So, our wedding isn’t until September but I could really use some advice! I’ve decided I love pocket fold invitations. Everyone reccomends going to Micheals and getting one of their DIY kits to save money…But I can’t find anything I love, and definately not in my colours (royal blue and cream). So next I thought I’d make my own! I’m not crafty, but it’s nothing a bunch of my girls and a bottle of wine (or 2) can’t fix, right? So, I made one up. It was fun. But I just know that after the 5th, I’d be getting frustrated.
So I looked at cards and pockets, and saw that I could purchase pre-made pockets, and then still do all the printing at home to save money. So I went ahead and plugged in my order, only to find there would be a $40 shipping fee!!! I’m not down with that!
So, should I make my own, only making 3 or 4 at a time…or does anyone know where I can buy some pre-made pockets in Canada, preferably the GTA area? My fiance is concerned about my mental health if I go the total DIY route….
Thanks for your ideas in advance!
Post # 3
I ordered my pocketfolds from Cards and Pockets after purchasing a “printable pocketfold” kit online. Basically I could print the outline of the pocketfold and using tape and glue fold it to form the pocket. They looked cute but they took me a while to complete so I opted to purchase pocketfolds instead.
It comes down to time, I had to make close to 70 pocketfolds. One pocket took me over 30 minutes to complete, so I opted to spend the money on the pre-made pockets but still print the “interiors.”
Have you tried looking on Paper Source? They have a lot of great paper products (I used them for envelopes and liners).
Post # 4
I ended up purchasing a pocketfold invite kit from Michaels in cream and adding to it. Was there nothing there that would fit at least one of your colors that you could modify to fit the rest?
Post # 5
Knowing what I know now- after making over 70 pocketfolds… $40 would be worth it to me.
Post # 6
I looked at the pocketfold kits at Micheals, and they just seemed way over priced to me! Invitations isn’t an item I feel I need to drop a ton of money on…however I’d still like them to look elegant! Alicia, I hear you! I’d only be looking at about 35 invites…and if I start now maybe it wouldn’t be so bad?
Post # 7
I’m doing pretty much everything myself, so I vote DIY on the invites. Although, I did go to school for graphic design. I still think anyone can do it, if you give it a shot!
I ordered samples from this company: http://www.lcipaper.com/5×7-pocketfolds.html
[or you could just order from them]
I used the samples to get the correct measurements and make my own. I used this video, which was also helpful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuM8i2CNRKI
She gives measurements if you want the pocket to go the other direction [as opposed to the website where you can order them], and shows you how to put them together.