Post # 1
Like many other ladies here, I am in much love with Rifle Paper Co’s lovely designs.
However, I could not justify the cost of doing the invitation so I have been looking for ways to do them. When I came across with @mswallaby’s posting about ther Save the date, I found the answer to my DIY invitation. Just like mswallaby, I pulled out my dusty water colour paint from my high school years. I had to buy new brushes and sketchbook from Michael’s and some paints from Opus.
And here it is! I am quite proud of myself for my work and can’t wait to have them printed out. However, it has been a long time since I requested paper samples from the Catprint but still no response to my emails.
I checked several reviews about them and they are notorious for slow and unfriendly customer service. My wedding is at the end of May and I am little worried that I might not be able to have them ready soon.
Any suggestions other than the Catprint to print out the Invitation? Please feel free to share your DIY invitations as well!
(btw My Fiance is an RCMP that’s why he’s wearing that red serge!)
Post # 3
cards and pockets offers printing services (:
Post # 4
aww, that’s really pretty. I really liked the stuff I got from vistaprint.
Post # 5
@daintyhands: also call up your local college or university printing department. Many print to the public for VERY low rates. I create wedding paper about 4-7 times a year and this is who I used to get started.
Plus they usually have all the neccesary equipment to cut-down everything (so you won’t have to). Please (I beg) do not go to staples, best buy – terrible experiences abound).
By The Way these are breathtaking!!!!!
Edit: I did not have good luck with Vista print either – but other’s rave about them.
Post # 6
Okay, this is adorable.
As far as printing goes, it depends on what you want. I did mine through Vistaprint with Groupons on recycled matte stock, and I really like them. We’ve gotten lots of compliments on our save the dates (haven’t sent out our invites yet). Cat Print is another option if you’re looking for different paper stocks.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2013 - The Fez in Aliquippa, PA
These are ADORABLE – congrats! 🙂
I’ve also used Vistaprint and am a huge fan. You could also look into local printing places, even local chains like UPS and Kinko’s? That might be quickest, especially if you want a sample first.
Post # 8
That is amazing and beautiful!!! I found a local print shop for our homemade invites; they were super reasonable and we were able to see a couple of proofs (for free!) before we settled on a final layout/design.
Post # 9
Your invitation is SO CUTE, omg. I don’t have any printing recs but geeze I hope you find a good place that can do justice to your beautiful painting!
Post # 10
That is so so cute! I wish I had that much artistic talent!
Post # 11
I had all of our paper products printed at our local FedEx Office. I bought the paper from paperandmore.com, and brought the paper and all my files on a thumb drive. They were fast, the printing was high-quality, and the staff was friendly.
I think I paid around $250 (including paper) for 140 invitations, information cards, response cards, and thank-you cards. Highly recommended!
Post # 12
Thanks everyone! As many of you have advised, I looked into some local printing shop and they seem to have wide range of options at a reasonable cost. I can’t wait to get them printed!!
Post # 13
@daintyhands – These are amazing! I’m too in loved with Rifle Paper Co. Do you have a picture of the final product that you can share with us?
Post # 14
You did a lovely job! Tthe bride and groom at the top is amazing!