(Closed) Not meant to be…invite hell!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh my does not sound fun. I hope everything works out for you

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I am so sorry you are having such a difficult time.  It seems that all of the bride’s I’ve worked with that made their own invites ended up having problems or spending a whole lot more $$$ than they would have had they just gone ahead and had them professionally printed.   I don’t know what you can do at this point to salvage the invites that you’ve made already.  Do you think that anything can be done so they can be used?  I hope so. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@elliegraye: I had quite a few invitation problems also. But so many people have said “if that is your only problem with the wedding, then you’re golden” which was the nicest thing ever to hear after I thought it was such a mess

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ugh, I’m sorry you’re having a hard time.  I made my own invites too, and as much as I love scrapbooking type stuff… yeah, definitely no money savings, and only fun for about the first 10. 

Not something I would ever recommend too loudly to anyone. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m sorry you are having such a rotten time with the invites 🙁 This sounds like a paper nightmare, I hope it gets better for you. * HUGS *

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That sucks so much! I have found if it is a major printing company, sometimes they will re-print for free, especially if there is a problem on their side. Not with my wedding invitations but tons of school projects. Also, you can buy vellum (and a ton of other types of paper) from paperandmore.com the paper is still a little pricey but if you read around, taking your own paper to the printers makes it WAY WAY cheaper. I don’t think anyone will notice a super thin almost pencil like line if you want to just go for it, wedding website mess up and all. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I made my own invites without issues but I think it’s b/c I stuck to a simple design and used regular cardstock. When you start using the fancy paper and complicated design, I think it’s best to stick to the professionals. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have you considered ordering from Anns Bridal bargains? They are really cheap and with a little bit of work you can get your inivites to look expensive. I ordered my invites from Anns bridal bargains. I ordered just the invite and got the envelopes for free and  free shipping it cost me $145 for 150 invites. Then I had my information card printed at staples for $7. I lined my own envelopes with gift wrap and stamped the envelopes myself and lots of people called to ask me about th invites and think I spent a lot on them. They were a partial DIY project

Post # 11
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Helper bee

This might not be what you want to hear but sometimes you just need to take a step back and breathe.  Your wedding isn’t until July, so you should still have some time to get them redone.  Did you go back to the printers to see if they can redo it?

Otherwise, you might just have to let it go.  I just got through sending out my invites and have had numerous hassles getting it printed.  They look okay, except for the invite.  The huge ampersand in the middle of our names is cut off, but I was running out of time, so I just had to let it go.  I know there is a strong desire to be perfect, but sometimes things are out of our control and it doesn’t pay to make yourself crazy over it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Ugh, I had the same problem. The first printer I went to after messing around for an hour and a half, started printing, first page okay, second page, printer starts eating my mettalllic embossed shimmer paper. It ate a lot of the paper before I stopped and went to another print place. They printed it well BUT printed the wrong accomodations card (the one with the slight spelling mistake). By then, I was done done done. No one has noticed the mistake and the printer cut my paper for me. I could have printed it at home but it’s okay, all’s well that ends well. When doing DIY, when you are not a DIY queen, it’s better to keep it simple. I had a graphic designer design my invite. Someone printed and cut them and I just had to assemble and mount. I don’t know what you can do now. Is the line so visible that it CAN’T be sent??

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Ugh, I had the same problem. The first printer I went to after messing around for an hour and a half, started printing, first page okay, second page, printer starts eating my mettalllic embossed shimmer paper. It ate a lot of the paper before I stopped and went to another print place. They printed it well BUT printed the wrong accomodations card (the one with the slight spelling mistake). By then, I was done done done. No one has noticed the mistake and the printer cut my paper for me. I could have printed it at home but it’s okay, all’s well that ends well. When doing DIY, when you are not a DIY queen, it’s better to keep it simple. I had a graphic designer design my invite. Someone printed and cut them and I just had to assemble and mount. I don’t know what you can do now. Is the line so visible that it CAN’T be sent??

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh man, I am so sorry, what a nightmare!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This might sound dumb, but could you erase the faint line?  There are ink erasers that can work wonders (you have to be careful not to over-do it though, they are a bit grittier than regular erasers and can tear the paper if you’re not gentle enough).  I’d recommend the Sanford (might be Papermate now?) “Union” eraser, it’s a pencil and ink eraser combo that I use for everything…  =)   

It’s a bit more work, but a MUCH cheaper option!

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