Post # 1
My cousin, who designs book covers for a living, helped us out by designing these. We printed them ourselves – linen cardstock from http://www.paperandmore.com for the invite and RSVP, and regular printed paper for the little insert. (Hopefully no one will hate me too much for mentioning registry info in our invites….) Our goal was to keep postage at $.44 (plus the postcard return), and we managed it. 🙂
I know they’re simple, non traditional and not everyone’s style, but I really love them and wanted to share.
ETA: We used Kraft recycled envelopes (also from Paper and More) and will be printing (*gasp* I know, wedding etiquette lovers everywhere are going to gang up on me) big 3 1/3 inch round labels for the fronts and probably small clear for the return address.
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Post # 3
Those are GREAT! Do you mind if I ask what your cost total was?
I’m going the Postcard RSVP’s route too.. AND am doing 4×6 invites b/c envelopes and postage will be lower =)
Post # 4
I love them! Great colors and I love the graphic next to your names! Side note: We used the same envelopes for our invites, too!
Post # 5
I like them! I’m a sucker for simplicity!
Post # 6
cost …. gees. I can calculate it, gimme a sec. 🙂
We printed 112 sets, which we’re not sending quite that many, but we had to buy extra product. I don’t know if/how I’ll use the extra stuff, so I’m just going to price everything, rather than figure out the price per set. Sorry I can’t/won’t be more exact, haha.
*Note – our invites are 5×7, so 2/page and our rsvps are 4/page*
100 sheets linen card stock – $9.99
150 recycled envelopes – $35.97
paperandmore.com s/h – $3.99 (they have flat rate shipping, so get EVERYTHING at once to save a few bucks)
240 round labels – $15.63 after s/h
19 sheets regular printer paper – stolen from J’s office 🙂 – FREE
ink – we used his work printer, because he often forgets to expense the wax (it’s a wax printer), but he estimated that we used about $25 worth of wax ink. I’d guess it would be more than that if you used an inkjet printer. The full color of our invites used a LOT of ink.
postage will be 44c + 28c per, so … 72c x 110ish invites = $79.20 on postage
total: $144.78, or about $170 if we’d paid for the ink outright. For 112 invite sets plus 16 extra pieces of linen paper, 38 extra envelopes, 108 extra labels… yeah. Not too shabby!
Post # 7
i LOVE IT! And kraft paper is awesome.
Post # 8
thanks for the kindness, ladies 🙂
Post # 9
Very cool!!! You are motivating me to do my own especially with those prices! I would need to find a color printer first though. I doubt my little ink jet could stand up to the challenge. Was the wax ink from a Xerox Phaser printer?
Post # 10
OOh…love them! And for real, you didn’t technically break any rules re: registry. You’re not supposed to say “We are registered at Williama- Sonoma, etc…” All you did was mention it in an enclosure directing people to the website for more info. No problem, I think.
Maybe some would disagree with that, but whatever.
I think the entire wedding suite is lovely!!!
Post # 12
Yeah, we used J’s Xerox Phaser (at his job). I felt a little weird about using it, but he spent his first 2 teaching years buying his own ink for it and then afterward found out that the school was supposed to be providing that, so they basically said since they ‘couldn’t’ go back and give him money for it all, he could feel free to do personal printing at work. So we took advantage of that. 🙂 Expensive printer, but the ink (IMO) is less expensive than an inkjet would be, and the quality is unmatched (also IMO). My old office used them exclusively for marketing materials and I love love love those printers.