Post # 1
Sooo I finally finished a mock-up invite and love it! Does everything look okay…I have been looking at it for too long to notice the little things so I need your help and/or advice!
Thanks in advance! 🙂
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Post # 5
The pocket looks great! Did you also include an envelope for the RSVP card?
Post # 6
love the design! great work!
Post # 7
Thanks! @neontl the RSVP card is postcard size so the postage is cheaper and so I didn’t have to spend more on RSVP envelopes 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events
Very fancy—I like the design on the cover!
Post # 17
So what site did you use to get this all done? I’ve just started the invite process and its quite overwhelming… but as I’m a student, I have some summer time free to DIY invites.
Post # 18
Where did you find the emblems to use.. they are beautiful.
We did our own too. I found an emblem that I loved online, so I printed it out larger scale, traced it, scanned it into photoshop, then traced over it with a paint brush three different times in three different colors.
I looked all over to find simple ones but couldn’t!
Post # 19
@mandealee & ella: I actually first saw the damask image on an invite my in-laws received and I loved it. I looked all over the internet for it and couldn’t find it. I did find a company who made invites with the same design, but I didn’t like the layout of the invite and that couldn’t be changed. So I just decided to scan it from the invite. The quality is actually pretty good. I did edit it and changed the resolution in photoshop to make it a little better.
@mandealee: I am also a student and worked on these a little bit every so often and finally finished them! So like I said above I just found an image that I liked and I knew I liked the pocketfold style invite. After that, I looked all over for reasonable black pocketfolds– I think I did find one site that was cheaper than cardsandpockets.com but I also liked the envelopes from cards and pockets so I decided to stick to one place to make everything less hectic. I ordered a sample pocketfold, envelope, and color swatch from cards and pockets (you can order a sample invite that includes the pocketfold, invitation, and inserts or you can order samples of individual items– I just wanted to see the quality of their paper and their Ivory color incase I decided to get inserts from them also). I priced out how much it would be to make 250 invites, not including printing, if using everything from cards and pockets and then if I were just to order the pockets and envelopes from them and did the inserts myself on different paper. It was sooo much cheaper for me to just order the pockets and envelopes from them and do the inserts myself-which I figured! Then I started looking at different types of card stock and found a shade of ivory that I liked. I don’t know if you have a Hobby Lobby nearby, but the textured ivory cardstock I found is only .15 per sheet when it is on sale 50% off! So, from here saw approximate dimensions on their site that helped me with making the inserts. I did everything in microsoft word, which is ridiculous because I have the whole adobe creative suite (photoshop, illustrator, etc), but didn’t know what I would end up doing with then in the end as far as printing. I can fit two invites per page and all three inserts on another page so I am only using two sheets per invite. I saved so much money doing it this way and it was fun too!
Incase you are interesting or wondering, here is the price breakdown (not including printing, shipping, or tax):
–Pocketfold 5×7 Signature … $ .98
–Invite 4.75 x 6.75 ………… $ .08
–Inserts (all 3) ………………$ .08
–Envelope …………………. $ .17
Total ………………………… $1.31
The cards and pockets shipping isn’t too bad– I think it was approximately $13 for 125 or 150 pocketfolds and envelopes.
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions, but I would definitely recommend doing them yourself! 🙂
Post # 20
Great job! These are gorgeous! (and it feels great to have them done for a good price! )