Post # 1
Because of our budget I am making my invitations myself. I found an example of one a really would like to model ours after. I have a fe questions though. First, does anyone know where I can order inexpwensive cardstock/envelopes from? Second, I would like to add soem design to to the top and bottom of the invites (like on the example), but I am not sure where find those sorts of things that can be added. I am a newbie when it comes to this sort of thing. I would appreciate any help!
Example Invite: http://www.papeteriestore.com/item.php?item_id=243&category_id=63
Post # 3
I am doing my invites myself, as well. I got all my cardstock/envelopes from Paper Source, but there are a ton of other websites to order from (I have a physical Paper Source store by me, and they had the colors I wanted – I liked that I got to see it in person first!). I’m sure some of the other ladies can tell you about their experiences with other paper suppliers. As far as the design work, i’m doing my own (I know how to use Illustrator and Photoshop), but i’m sure there’s all sorts of things you can google image search for and use. I downloaded fonts from dafont.com for my invites – they are free, and have instructions on how to install them on the site.
Post # 4
I’m doing my own invitations as well.. I’m getting my paper from archivers, you can check to see if they have one in your area?
But several scrapbooking stores have really nice paper…and always keep your eye out for coupons!
There are several online coupon sites, like retailmenot.com
Post # 5
If you’re not comfortable with designing them yourself, you can go on Etsy and there are a lot of vendors that will design them for you and send you the file so that you can print them on your own. Most vendors charge around $15 for that and it could save you a lot of time and possibly your sanity.
I did my own Save the dates yesterday and I spent hours agonizing over fonts.
Post # 6
stock.xchng is a free stock photography site. You might be able to find an image/pattern there.
Post # 7
Thanks for the advice. I’m going to tag this too
Post # 8
I’m also DIYing the invites. I got all my paper and envelopes off papers-papers.com. They have lots of recycled papers, which was important to us.
Post # 9
I got my invitations from Michaels, with the 40% off coupon – $12 for 100 pieces of blank ivory cardstock and envelopes. The blank cardstock comes in white too!
For the red design, I actually saw some adhesive ribbon that people use for scrapbooking – you could likely find a similar design and just adhere the ribbon the cardstock, since the back of the ribbon is already sticky. I saw it at Michaels.