Post # 1
I originally wanted to order our invites in a pocketfold style (a DIY option) from The Green Kangaroo. They have a studio in our area and we went to look at options and put together a DIY packages. Um, 80 invitations would end up costing nearly $800 and that was with us putting them together!! That’s just not where I want $800 to go.
What sites did you use for your invitations that you felt was reasonalby priced, but still gave you invitations that were very nice and classy looking, high quality, and had a DIY options? According to all of my The Knot Wedding Lists, I need to have my invites ordered this month and, yeah, I have nothing so far.
If you could include pics, I’d be so appreciative!!
Post # 3
I don’t have any pics at the moment, but I ordered a bunch of samples from Wedding Paper Divas. I think they were reasonably priced and some were really nice. I didn’t care too much for others, but mainly because of color choice which was my fault. Some of the thermography ones look really elegant! I’m not sure about the pocketfold option though, but maybe you can buy pocketfolds somewhere else online and them assemble them.. might be cheaper. I think I am going to go with an Etsy seller in the end because I found one who would customize an embossed design plus a pocketfold for our price range. I’d be happy to send you some of the samples I have from WPD since I won’t be using them, so PM me if you’re interested!
Post # 4
@Nicoley1985: I’d love to hear about the samples you got from WPD. If you end up getting pics of the ones you design from Etsy, that would be much appreciated too! I just don’t know where to go with all this invitation stuff. I have abandoned the pocketfold idea. In person, they are lovely, but I just don’t care enough about the invitations to warrant that much for them. All things considered, the invitations are one thing I would be happy to price shop to death. I’ve seen plenty of people find invitations that are not antique letterpress or something like that but are still lovely (and way cheaper)!! I’m just not sure where to start!
Post # 5
I used WPD; no pocket folds…you get 5 free samples and I was super happy with how they looked. They have great customer service there. We didn’t do pocket folds. I wasn’t going to obsess over the invites; people look at them for 10 minutes, fill out the RSVP card, and they end up in the recycle bin….I don’t think people really remember if they are pocketfold or not, and it really racks up the cost.
Post # 6
I used Weddnig Paper Divas for my invites. Didn’t look into pocket folds but they were very high quality. And you can always find good coupons online for them. I think I saved $60.
Post # 7
@MrsDrRose612: Alright, here we go.. just took tons of pics. I apologize for this being super pic heavy! I know the site says you get 5 free samples, but I got way more than that. Try and order some, mine came pretty quickly, or I might be able to mail you some of mine if you want them. Let me know if you want a more detailed shot of anything.
These are some of the WPD signature invitations just printed on regular paper. The paper quality is great, it feels thick and sturdy, but I didn’t like some of the darker ones because nothing really popped out and it looked like I printed it off my own computer. A few were textured which was nice. I really loved the thermography ones, and I don’t know if you can tell which is which from the pics. Feel free to ask for more closeups of specific ones, my pics kinda suck haha
Now these are all WPD thermography or letterpress (the design, not text.. letterpress is wicked expensive!)
Also, here are the Etsy samples I got. The top left is the one I am going to go with, and I had the seller customize the top right one into the pocketfold to get that. Wanna throw out her shop name because Allison has been amazing so far – theperfectgiftshop. I am really loving those bellybands, which might be an easy thing to DIY to add an extra touch to the invites! I can also give you Etsy seller names but usually they get booked up in advance so I’m not sure how quickly they would be able to get invites to you.
Sorry for going picture crazy, but I hope this helped! 🙂
Post # 8
@Nicoley1985: Wow thanks for sending those!!! They look really great. Would you mind if I asked you to PM me the name of the etsy seller you’re working with? I’d love to inquire about the pocketfold, just to compare prices with what I’ve already seen. I did some shopping last night on minted.com and WPD, and have picked some samples to order…I can’t wait to see them!
Post # 9
@MrsDrRose612: i bought my invites from 123prints. I used a coupon code and got my invites and rsvp for about $1.20 a set. I then bouhgt paper to do pocket folds from somewhere else, which I am currently putting together.
eta: they also do a few free samples, which I did before picking one.
Post # 10
We designed our invites ourselves and had them printed at catprint.com, which was really affordable but the quality is good. We got our envelopes from paper-source.com and cardsandpockets.com has lots of pocketfolds, belly bands, etc which look nice (we decided to go a different route.) I like the predesigned options at weddingpaperdivas.com and peartreegreetings.com.
Post # 11
I’m currently setting up and order with Pressroom and Co for some gorgeous letterpressed invitations.
Not only is the invite letterpressed, but so are the envelopes. It’s probably not the cheapest option, but with “SMP10” you’ll get 10% off and in addition, if you go with a one color letterpress scheme, it will be $850 dollars for 100 sets (and then the 10% off).
I don’t know what the deal is if it’s under 100 sets, but considering every other letterpress out there is $1000 upwards for a fully letterpressed suite, i found this place to be a deal, and there are some GORGEOUS and classic invitations.
Post # 12
Invitations by Dawn or davids bridal or exclusively wedding they all offer free samples of their invites there is also annsbragin bridal