- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I just need to get this out.
We’re DIYing the invites, they’re pocketfolds I had the wording drafted/done a long time ago and we ordered the supplies and had the coloured card stock cut and ready.
Ribbon was ordered great too.
Tried to play with the embossing of the designs and its speckled and ugly or it simply wont raise so we have to say screw it and just stamp it.
Seal for the ribbon wouldn’t work so we had to redo it this week as well, its now a monogram and thats okay, just not as cute.
We sent everything in to Staples to print and they screwed up all the margins, and the colour and it turns out “80lb text” and “80lb cover” is a huge difference, text is flimsy and cover isn’t. we start to glue the cut pieces down by the time we notice the margins are off.
We go back and they eventually agree to fix the margins, but not that day and insist the blue turning to grey is my fault and not theirs.
We eventually get a refund on the colour pages and the black/white is reprinted with proper margins on the thick paper… yay….
Mother goes to a Staples downtown toronto and gets the colour printed properly so its blue, I’m extatic, I will bring it in to show my local store the difference proper ink makes because the manager was actually really interested (the associate didn’t care)
Attempt to print the photo that will be punched out and I have to keep trying to resize to make it fit, after 5 attempts I realize there’s not enough whitespace on the e-photo to punch it out properly as the photographer cropped it too closely and the Fiance didn’t get the originals yet as that was his job to pick them up.
I email photog and he’s in mexico this weekend doing a wedding and can’t fix it until next weekend… did I mention the invites have to be done by Sunday to go to Lebanon?
Why wait so long to get it done then? Well my mother had most of the supplies and took a vacation and then my sister is buying her house and that took precidence and everyone insisted “1 week to make the invites will be fine” really? I think I proved otherwise.
Fiance thinks he might be able to photoshop the background himself to give me the space I need to punch out the photo. I hope so…. this has been a rollercoaster since Monday and we still do not have 1 invite even remotely close to being done 🙁