(Closed) Invitations – Technical stuff…ugghh…

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011


Oh dear, I’m working on my invites now too, and the details can be overwhelming. I remember your mock-up, they are really cute with the storyboard. I can only give you a few suggestions with your latest questions. 1st: using postcards for RSVPs will definitely save postage. I ordered my invites/reception cards at Papyrus, but will DIY a pocket, the RSVP postcard, and a map card. 2nd: for your brown envelopes, you could print wrap around labels on white, cream or yellow paper. I did this for my Save-The-Date Cards, ran them through a Xyron sticker maker, and voilà! That would be an easy fix to your dark envelope dilemma. I don’t have a photo, but I’ll try to upload one later tonight. You can find a PDF template on marthastewartweddi gs.com. Good luck 🙂

Post # 5
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011


1) Envelopes – Chocolate Brown would be too dark to write on, unless you use a white or metallic pen.  Try looking at http://www.paperandmore.com they have a variety of envelopes and you can order samples for $1 to see if it’s what you want.

2) Fonts – Look at the Fonts thread at the top of the Paper board, it should help a little.  Also in Word, depending on the version, if you drop down the Font Menus you can see the fonts.  I would use the same font on everything.

3) Paper – 67# isn’t very heavy paper.  Ask if they can print 80# if you provide it.  Most printers can’t print on 110#, which is what paper usually is if you order printed invitations. 

4) Design/Graphics – Try looking around invite sites for invitations and see what you like and then what you can print easily.

Good luck!

Post # 7
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012


I’m not sure if this is the kind of envelopes you want, but try this:



When I was trying to figure out fonts, I typed some up.  Here’s a picture.  The font is written in “Wedding Party” and the name of the font is next to it.  I hope you can read it.  *You can right click on the image and click View Image.  Then hold down CTRL and the + (plus sign) to zoom in.


Sorry, I don’t know much about paper.  I haven’t printed mine yet either, so I’m still debating on that one.

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