- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I’m in an invite nightmare. We were trying to be as cheap as possible and it’s working out to be exact opposite. I feel so sad and upset. This has been going on for a month now. Here’s a quickie breakdown:
First two sets invites on sale $20. Yay, excited.
Tried printing vellum at home-jammed and no luck.
Drove two nights back and forth 35 minutes to try my mom’s office printers (2)-kept getting jammed and not sticking onto the vellum (flaking off). Then it had smears on the vellum. I hate these.
Go to Michael’s and buy two boxes of Bride’s printable cherry blossom invites (35 and 55 dollars since one was 40% off).
Try our printer. Crap. Half ink on, half missing. The paper is not flat-it’s like a rough embossed cardstock. The trial on the flat smooth back looks great though.
Drive to mom’s office again 35 mins away and try on Ricoh printer. Ugh, roller marks. Smears.
Try on other smaller printer-ink smears and splatters. Ugh.
Mom calls tech guy to ask for help. They check it-says very clean, toner good etc. They say do not use Vellum again, it can wreck printers.
Come back in, try the second time for our second batch. It is NOT printing out. I am slowly going crazy.
Tell Fi to please have them ready for print as a pdf for me to check over. Um, he got half done.
I take to printers today. They mess around for like an hour.
They print one, looks great! We say the rest, yes! And rsvp card…
I go and they charge me $50 for it (labour and print costs).
I briefly look over, looks good.
Pull out at home, WHAT!?!?
The invites ALL (no back up ones left mind you) have a faint line at the top an inch down. Looks like a photocopy mark. Looks similar to like a thin pencil line. Every.Single.One.
Then the rsvp card…looks alright…wasn’t spaced properly on the bottom one but looks okay. WHAT!?!?
On our wedding address-the forward slash (.com/nameandname) is an exclamation mark (!) SERIOUSLY. Every.Single.One
I check my pdf and it was right (forward slash) so what happened? They are closed now so I cannot call.
-one splatters ink, one left roller marks on them.