Post # 1
So I fell in love with these invitations. They have this gorgeous embossed floral pattern and they’re made from pearly paper. After ordering samples from a half dozen stationary suppliers, and finding a lot of them to look more like Hallmark greeting cards than classy wedding invitations, I decided to go with these. My first true loves.
The site is all about the DIY assembly of these bad boys, and I was going to have them just print them for me to alleviate the stress, but it would have cost about twice as much, thereby putting these out of my price range. And I was not about to start this process over again.
Giddy with excitement this afternoon, I opened the box to inspect everything. I downloaded the templates for the invitations, rsvp cards, and envelopes. Then I dug through 1,001 free fonts online to find the fonts that most closely resembled the printed sample invite I had in front of me. THEN I started formatting the rsvp cards for a test print. End result? The stupid cardstock won’t feed through my printer. ARGGH!!!
Post # 4
Can you take it to Office Max or FedEx Kinkos to have it printed?
Post # 5
I would try a print service, but just be prepared that some places don’t print on shimmer paper. I’m sure some other ladies on her have advice, or you could get a custom stamp made?
Post # 6
oh, and I also think you could print on vellum and attach…would be very pretty
Post # 7
Printers are pretty cheap these days. I don’t advocate unnecessary consumerism, but it might be cheaper to try and buy and new one rather than have them printed.
Although, there is no guarantee it will work either.
Maybe research some inexpensive printers online and see what you come up with.
Do you have a friend or family member’s computer and printer you could try them out on? I printed some stuff for Christmas on my Dad’s printer and just bought him a cartridge for it.
Post # 8
Happy to say that one my THIRD trip to Best Buy, I finally got smart and brought the card stock with me, and had the awesome sales guy run it through 3 different printers until we found one that could handle my paper. $99 later, I was home, and spent the next few hours printing my @$$ off. We saved assembly for the following evening, and my ever patient fiancee helped me put them together. Went to the post office first thing wednesday morning and some $100 in postage later, they were on their way!
We’ve already started getting RSVPs and one of our friends jokingly said that it took him like five minutes to open the invite. Secretly, this pleases me. After toiling over these suckers, that was five minutes of admiration as far as I’m concerned. As far as our guests are concerned, that was probably just a bit of a nuisance…
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant
lol, I’m glad it worked out, BeesGees! It’s a beautiful invite, I think you made an excellent choice! 🙂