Post # 1
I was wondering if I could get some advice on where to get sample invitations for cheap! I am paying for the wedding myself (with my fiance) so the cheaper the better, but of course beautiful :)…any websites or ads would help. My wedding is in June so its definitely crunch time! 🙂 Help me bees!
Post # 3
I got some samples from Minted but they aren’t cheap. I ended up making my own. Not sure if you have any experience in design but you could create your own and then have them printed. Vistaprint is pretty cheap too. If you end up using them I know some great tricks to get discounts.
Post # 4
Uh-oh, is 6 months considered crunch time? o.o I’m 7 months out, and I know I have next to nothing done, but I keep thinking, oh well, I have 7 months, plenty of time!
I don’t know about picking up samples, but I am purchasing my invites, envelopes, etc. from here: http://www.lcipaper.com/
The prices seem fantastic to me – and I’ll be printing them off myself 🙂
Post # 5
Try Etsy? They have a lot of great designers, and if you want you can just purchase the graphic and get them printed yourself.
Post # 6
@Kdiaz824: The cheapest option is to design, print, cut and assemble everything yourself. I did pocketfold invites for around $2 each not including shipping. I purchased everything from paperandmore.com. I think Adobe has a free 30 day trial for Photoshop. I have heard other bees mention weddingpaperdivas, vista print, and etsy (search for a list of scammers here first though). You can also check devianart for free clipart. Feel free to PM me if you want help.
Post # 7
I just got some free samples from weddingpaperdivas.com (I think they were running a promo & usually the samples are $1). They are very beautiful but I think I didn’t realize how expensive they are. For our favorite design it would be $634.50 (or $8.46 per) and our second favorite design would be $383.25 (or $5.11 per). They are really nice but pretty simple, just the invite & reception card.
I also got the samples from Vistaprint. There are some really good designs and options. At a total of $70 (less than $1/per) it goes without saying they’re not nearly as nice. Also the sizing was off. The invites that say 5″x7″ on them are not actually those measurements. I found that out by comparing to other samples. So if you order from multiple sources make sure you get a full sample first.
For the Vistaprint ones, I think they’re actually awesome. But that site doesn’t offer thermo or letterpress printing, only digital. If you’re okay with that then I think that site is the best value. I’m still looking for the perfect combination, though!
Post # 8
David’s Bridal allows you to order 5 samples at a time… for free