(Closed) Lost with invites

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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7408 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@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
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476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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.

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