(Closed) Calling All Bees: Looking for vintage inspired, inexpensive invites!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I ordered my invites from here.  They have some really dorky ones, but also really pretty ones.  You can order a sample for free. 

http://www.annsbridalbargains.com/index.jsp’ defer=’defer

We ordered this one.  And I’ve received several compliments.  It’s not traditional and it’s very informal, but it’s pretty.

http://www.annsbridalbargains.com/Send-Your-Wedding-Invitations/Discount-Wedding-Invitations/2656-AW6486CFFC-Birds-in-Cherry-Blossoms–Cornflower–Invitation.pro

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Try Vistaprint.com. They sell invites and response cards separately, but they average out to be about 1.79 when they’re full price. Sign up for their e-mail alerts, though, and wait for them to go half price, because they always do. If you want to be really sneaky, sign up for LivingSocial.com and wait for them to do their Vistaprint promotion where you can pay $10 for $50 worth of products at Vistaprint.

 

Post # 5
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1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We did our own by printing out a template from weddingchicks.com onto white cardstock and then layering onto colored cardstock! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love these! Price is great! Plus they are letterpressed!

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http://www.target.com/Green-Flat-Panel-Invitation-Kit-50-pk/dp/B00159Z1RM/ref=sc_qi_detailbutton

And this review was helpful!

I have champagne taste but a beer budget after 3 years of law school, e.g. I wanted heavyweight, letterpress invitations, but such cost more than 4 bucks a pop. Hence, I felt like I’d hit the jackpot when I found these invitations at Target. The cardstock feels substantial and the Queen Anne’s Lace flower is letterpressed. The outer envelope could have been a bit thicker; nonetheless, I couldn’t see through it.

I would recommend the following color/font scheme:
-use Copperplate Gothic Light in RGB color 135 (red) 96 (green) and 40 (blue) for all the font but your names
-use Monotype Corsiva in RGB color 49 (red) 132 (green) and 155 (blue) for your names

If you’d like to print the recipient’s address on the outer envelope, create a 8.5″ wide by 5.5″ high document in Word. I set the orientation to landscape and inserted a absolute text box ~3.05″ from the right of the page and 2.17″ below the top of the page. Furthermore, I placed a mailmerge code in the textbox and then merged all my guests’ addresses from an excel spreadsheet I created with the help of the free Guest List/Invitation Manager utility at WeddingChannel.com (this utility was a lifesaver).

As for the RSVP envelopes, I created a 5.63″ wide by 4.38″ high document in Word. I set the orientation to landscape and inserted an absolute textbox ~1.48″ from the right of the page and 2.06″ below the top of the page. I typed my return address in said textbox and printed as many as I needed on my regular HP Deskjet.

As for my return address on the flap of the outer envelope, I printed my address on peel & stick address labels by Avery, i.e. product # 18660.

Finally, I took a gentle nail file to the perforated edge of the RSVP card to make it completely smooth.

The invitations, rsvp cards, and envelopes turned out beautifully. I did not have any problems with streaking. As such, I was very pleased with my purchase and received numerous compliments. None of my guests were the wiser that everything came from Target.

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Miss Seersucker: Those are the invites we used for our wedding!! We DIY’ed them over the course of a few days. I’m still in love with those invitations!!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We did vintage inspired save the dates. I used an Etsy shop, Sweetcookie http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetcookie  and she did a fantastic job and really reasonably priced. Good luck!

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