Post # 1
Just seeing if any bees have some good leads for invitations on etsy. There are sooooo many shops to look through. Any good experiences?
I tend to like styles like this (even though this is not an invitation)
Post # 3
We ordered our art deco Save the Date cards from Diana Weir at inviteddesign on Etsy. She was wonderful to work with and we were thrilled with the final product. We plan to use her for our invitations, as well. I am not sure if she has any styles you like, but we have had a great experience with her. She is quick to respond to questions, very sweet and professional. And our Save the Dates are gorgeous!!
Here is a link to her shop:
Post # 4
Might be easier to start with the kind of printing process you’d like as a way of narrowing down. Engraving and letterpress will be the most expensive. Engraving raises the typeset on the paper, letterpress does the opposite and creates a depression in the paper. I would guess that on Etsy, you’ll find more letterpress printers and fewer engravers–although you will find thermography. Thermography simulates the look of engraving by using polymers in the ink that raise up off the paper when heated; to engrave, you need a special metal plate made which is why I would think that a lot of Etsy sellers don’t have the equipment or the capital to do it.
If you don’t care, then you’ll be looking at a LOT of digital printing (which is basically the same as you printing or Kinkos, only a pro or semi-pro might have a much, much better printer).
I’d call your style classic, elegant, sophisticated, traditional, and simple. You can try putting those “buzzwords” into the Etsy search, but don’t be surprised if your idea of “elegant” and another sellers are completely different!
Post # 5
We used Ajalon for letterpress (invites) and digital (STDs). They were GREAT!! They have a website but I found them on Etsy and that’s where I ordered a sample pack. They also have specials running on a regular basis.
Post # 6
@BothCoasts: Thanks for posting this! I did not know anything about invitations until I read your post and I think it will definitely help me narrow my search.
@Paleored: @Hirondelle: I will certainly check these shops out. Thanks!
Post # 7
@FiFiKib Based on the sample you provided, your style is very similar to mine! We ordered through Shine Invitations on Etsy and they were fantastic. They were great to work with, had gorgeous designs, and the shimmery card stock they use is so pretty! Definitely check them out. 🙂
Post # 8
@rachelmdbride: Oh awesome! Thanks so much.
Post # 9
we used Sarah from hesawsparks. She was awesome… we love how they turned out!
Post # 10
Where did you originally get the menu picture from? I really like it and want to do something like that for my reception. Thanks.
Post # 11
@ac4382: I can’t remember. I have done so much picture searching that I am not sure where the source is. But it was probably off of pinterest or google.