Post # 1
Who made their invites themselves? Where did you get your kit? How did it turn out? How long did it take?
Who ordered their invites? Where did you order from? How was the finished product? How long did it take?
Sorry! I am so lost with what to do with our invites!!!!
Post # 3
I ordered from Etsy. They took about 2 weeks!
If you want to DIY, Michael’s has some great kits by Brides. They’re very budget friendly too 🙂
I know of other brides who have used Vista Print. Not sure about turn around time, though.
If you’re looking for low prices, but not DIY, check out this site: http://www.yourinvitationplace.com/Default.aspx?WebName=mediaplus
Post # 4
I am printing at a local printer I use all the time for work..I know a lot of people who have used cardsandpockets.com and have no complaints.
Post # 6
I made my own invitations from materials I bought at Paper Source. I bought the envelopes, invitations, response cards, and response card envelopes from there and printed them on my home printer. I’ve also jazzed them up a little bit with some stamping, self-made envelope liners, and self-done embossing with paper source’s embossing powder. It had taken a fair amount of time (many hours) to put together, but I just work on stamping and embossing while I”m watching TV– it’s not too hard.
This is how they turned out: 80 invitations for $160
Post # 7
We ordered from mygatsby.com We looooove them. You design them online and then they took about a week and a half to print and ship.
Post # 8
I’m using the Michael’s kits. So far, so good (I’m hopefully assembling them this weekend). One thing – if you’re printing on vellum, you’ll want access to a laser jet printer. My ink jet tended to smudge a bit.
Post # 9
I’m DIY-ing ours. I’m not using a kit. I bought the paper and envelopes online and am printing at home on our Canon MP510 Pixma. The design work is done in Photoshop (because I don’t own InDesign).
Here’s a mock-up of what the suite will look like:
Post # 10
I totally feel like i could have done them myself, but im in the middle of a PhD program (which is full time) so i felt like doing them myself would just make me want to shoot myself.
we ordered ours thorugh Moira Design Studio . their customer service has been amazing and she let me customize some of our save the dates with some ideas i had. they took about 6 weeks from when i placed the order to when i recieved them. it usually doesnt take that long, but like i said, i had some additional ideas i wanted to incorporate.
Post # 11
@marlew Do you have any pics of your invites? I’m seriously thinking of going through them.
[Edit] Just realized you said your friends had used cardsandpockets.com Sorry.
Post # 12
I ordered mine from Rexcraft. I spent more than if I would have made them myself, but what I’ve always heard from people that do it themselves, they would never do it again. Rexcraft was great. With the catalog I got a 15% off coupon, with ordering samples, I got a 10% off coupon, and from ordering invitations, I got another coupon if I need to order more. So we went for something a little more than we wanted to spend but were able to get a decent discount.
Post # 13
I am using a kit from Brides that I bought at Michaels. I am going to change them a bit. With the 50% coupon that I had, the invites came out to 50 cents each.