Post # 1
I’m not totally decided on my invitation yet, but have been looking at Papeterie’s Classic Medallion http://www.papeteriestore.com/item.php?item_id=239&category_id=63 .
I’m thinking pear (light green) color for motif and admiral (navy) for text, but torn over whether to do a backing layer, and if so, pear or navy? Is it worth the extra cost for the backing layer? If you don’t do the backing layer, is it better to opt for the heavier 110 lb cardstock at an additional cost (default is 80 lb)? These invitations are already more than I originally wanted to spend, but I don’t want to DIY and I’m willing to print labels to save $ there. Any advice appreciated!
Post # 3
I ordered my invitations from Mygatsby, and I was able to get sample invitations and color swatches. By cutting up the swatches, and taping them to the sample invitation, I was able to see what it would look like with and without a backing layer. It helped me decide what to do, and might be helpful for you.
Post # 4
I like it with the backing, but I don’t think it’s 100% neccessary. Especially since you say you’re already spending more than you want for your invitations- I would just cut the backing, or else think about ordering some paper later on and backing them yourself.
However, I just looked and it’s what, an extra $13 for every 25 invitations? That doesn’t seem too bad. I would do the navy backing, that way your motif will really pop- the green backing would be too much green in my opinion.
Post # 5
i am debating this as well and am even thinking of doing a pocket fold with a chandelier on the front because i am so in love with chandeliers lol (but omg the cost may change my mind.
Post # 6
Great advice, as always! It’s true that the cost difference isn’t really that much. I think I need to handle the sample some more when I get home and see how the weight feels. Thanks, Bees!