Post # 1
I will be ordering these pocketfolds cards:
I will be using this Limba white woodgrain cardstock (it’s embossed with a woodgrain, may be hard to see here?) to have the invitations and inserts printed on:
The invitation will be matted on a blue cardstock, but I have not decided yet if the inserts will be matted or just left as plain white inserts (probably the latter, so it is not too heavy!).
I’ve already cut the blue mats for the invitation..
Once I get the pieces PRINTED, here is what I have left to do:
1) Cut out the invitation and insert pieces (two inserts)
2) Attach the invitations to the mats
3) Attach the matted invitatios to the pocketfolds
4) Put the inserts in the pockets
5) Seal (I haven’t decided if they will be tied with ribbon, or will use pre-made belts, or something else)
Basically… I’m just worried because I still need to have the pieces printed, and I am not sure how long that will take, and how long it will take to cut the pieces and glue them all together….
Any idea how long this will take? I ideally want to send them out by May 24.. Do I have enough time?
Post # 3
im doing the same type of diy invites, i was figuring it would take me a month or so to finish everything( thats working on invites in the evenings after work and some on the weekends). with help from bridesmaids it would go faster!
Post # 4
@Jen51287: I better get them printed soon then. I hope it doesn’t take long to get them printed!
I am happy I managed to create a MS Word template that fits the invite, a directions card, an “additional info” card, AND an escort card (obviously not a part of the invitations, but it’ll be cute that they match the invites!) all on one page… and then the RSVP postcards will be printed four per page on a second sheet. Hooray for saving space, paper, and money! 🙂
Post # 5
I made similar invites and after I got the invite part back from the printers, it took me, my Fiance, and my parents approximately 8 hours to put them all together…and it sucked. We did have to make about 250 off them though, which is more invites than most people need, so it might take you less time. That time did not include addressing all the envelopes, so that took another several hours.
Post # 6
it took me 2 weeks to get all my invites out with school in between. One word of advice, start early! Things WILL go wrong. I would have a bit of concern about your wood-grain card stock aswell. The printer might struggle with it it might be difficult to read. Good luck!
Post # 7
I think my invites took a total of 16 hours (I designed, printed, cut and assembled at home).
Post # 8
I made these as well. They are fairly time consuming. I only work on them a few times a week, maybe an hour or so at a time and I am about 1/2 way done with the 70 I am making. I am also making everything though, including the inserts, printing, design, etc.
Post # 9
@housebee now im having invite regret… yours are beautiful!!!!!!!