(Closed) Invitation Irritation

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 7
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212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Sorry this is such a mess , first off ,I’m hoping you didn’t give him any money yet ..never give money unless your guarenteed something ..do you have a written contract with him , family or not , its best to have something on paper ..Just in case. 2nd thing ..i would start making them yourself ,or go to someone more reputable .. whatever you can do ..Because you don’t want to be waiting for months and months ..for nothing .. I would also write the nice email to your cousin , stating your sorry and you know he works alot so you understand that he may not have time to make these for you ,so you decided to go with someone more local that specializes in making std’s..less hassle for you and for him .. ( i may not have worded it the right way, but something to that affect ) ..Good luck !

Post # 8
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That’s a bummer, there are a lot of sites online where you can design your invitations and get a printable version, I think http://www.uniquityinvitations.com is one, there are others as well..

It’s so hard working with family, because they really do put you on the back burner when it comes to priorities. And the results are almost NEVER good.

Good Luck!

 

Post # 9
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396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m so sorry you’re in this situation! You always have to be sensitive when working with family. In addition to some of the ideas that previous poster’s have mentioned, I’d like to mention http://www.printablepress.com. They have some gorgeous invitation designs, and they would have the files to you within a week or so and you could go get them printed. I hope this gets solved one way or another! 

Post # 10
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

You poor thing!!  I had huge problems with my invitations too (long story, but it involves the printer ignoring a lot of e-mails and messages), and it’s so stressful and annoying.

I think you should give up on your cousin.  I get that your dad wants you to avoid family drama, but there’s going to be *more* family drama if you don’t have the designs in hand by Christmas.  If you agreed to pay him for these, there’s no reason he should be so flaky.  LatteLove’s suggestion for how to “fire” him is nice and non-confrontational.

Printable Press (www.printablepress.com) is a company that sells designs you print yourselves — they’re a tad pricey ($100 for the files for the invitation and the response card), but have a very good reputation.  I’m sure you could also find a graphic designer on Etsy who would make you an invitation suite for less.  Good luck! 

Post # 12
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Awww I’m sorry you had to go through that.  When we first started planning for the wedding, we were strongly advised to avoid working with family vendors.  If it makes you feel better, I’ve also been told that you don’t always save a whole lot on DIY invites.  You have plenty of time, good luck!

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