(Closed) Anyone else use Michael’s Brides invites?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ohhh I used Michaels invites!! Everyone was SO impressed with our invitations..some even said ‘These are the nicest invitations we’ve ever seen!’. It’s all about customization ๐Ÿ™‚

Most people thought they were professionally done!

We used these ones..

And here’s a picture of the final product:

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

ooo i wish i had a picture of mine! but i used these and the turned out really beautiful plus they were super easy to make!

i also used the matching programs, which i have a picture of

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We did another one of their chocolate invites.  Ours looked great.  

They weren’t technically hard to do, but took a lot of work.  We had to do a few things that weren’t included or suggested with the kit to make them look nice.  The ribbon for ours required a little extra tapedown on a hidden part of the invite.  We added our own velum because the envelopes were really see-through.  I didn’t care enough or have the patience to do handmade envelope linings.  

Do some practice printings and assemblies with printer paper cut to size so you don’t waste the real deal getting it right (unless you have tons of extra).  Make sure your printer is set to slow-and-awesome.  It made a huge difference for ours.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We used that exact set!  We used blue ink (our colors were blue and brown) and we added little blue paper flowers.  We also tied the ribbon vertically on one side, instead of horizontally across the middle.  Everyone commented that they turned out really nice.  ๐Ÿ™‚

My suggestions are to not use the sticker closure; I think a wax seal would hold it better (we actually had to hot glue the enclosure shut and then put the sticker on because the envelope is just too big/heavy to be held by that sticker).  Also, use a good, strong glue; 2 years after the fact, I’ve noticed that our keepsake invite has separated a little, which is unfortunate.  We didn’t have any problems with printing, but we were using an old-ish printer, so that might’ve been why.  Also, remember to get these invites hand cancelled, since the edges are easily caught in the postal machines, and can get torn up pretty badly (this happened to our “sample” invite).

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I used a kit from Michael’s, but it was Anna Griffen brand. 

http://www.michaels.com/Invitation-Kit-Purple-and-Cr%C3%A8me/wd0607,default,pd.html?start=12&cgid=products-wedding-annagriffin

The way I customized it was by taking the 4×6 plain ivory paper for the invitation, cutting it down 1/4 inch all the way around. Then I took matching purple cardstock and cut that down to 4×6 and glued it to the back of the ivory cardstock. Voila! Instant upgrade. It made it look SO much more expensive. I got many compliments on how it was the prettiest invite people have ever gotten.

I also bought a calligraphy pen and attempted my own calligraphy. It wasn’t perfect, but I liked having everything hand-written. I also found matching purple flower postage stamps! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We used them and everyone loved them. People even thought we had them professionally done. We didn’t add anything to them, but I did watch a youtube video on how to tie a pretty bow.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@tranquility:  same colors AND same invites…. Are you copying me??  ๐Ÿ˜‰  lol.  I’m not using the brown ribbon that is coming with the set. I am adding small pink rhinestones to the invite though.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am using ones very simalar to yours but in black and white with some damask print. I will let you know how it goes. IF you dont update us first. *fingers crossed*

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@tranquility: I did the design for the flourish on all three pieces of the paper, and also added a purple belly band instead of the white one it came with. I also did custom ‘Kelsey and Erin’ belly band closures because the ones that came with the invite showed the perforation really well. 

Here’s a picture:

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@tranquility:  on part of the swirls that has like the little circle.. prob right on those. Not a whole bunch.. like 2 to 3 on each card.

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