(Closed) Square Wedding invitations?

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Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

We’re having square invites printed. 

Invites are 148mm x 148mm (just under 6″ x 6″), RSVP is 125mm x 125mm (~ 5″ x 5″) and Info Cards 105mm x 105mm (~4″ x 4″) all going into a pocket style invite.

I’m using a UK website called Solo Press. They’re quality is fabulous. It says on their website that they can ship internationally, but don’t offer it online so you need to live chat with them to sort it out.

http://www.solopress.com 

xx

Post # 3
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Busy bee

I do think 5×5 is a little small. Not ridiculously small though. A couple of things on the invite- four thirty is the afternoon not the evening. And you said that the stripped rsvp card is going to be on the back on the invite? So not it’s own separate card? If so, you really need it to be separate. Guests are supposed to be able to keep the invitation for the details not have to mail it back to you.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

I think it costs more to mail square invitations, than most rectangular ones. Maybe the USPS’s machines process them easier?

P.S. I know Cape May well. That’s a gorgeous venue.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

You should look into a local printer, one that deals with signage and books and stuff. They will print multiple copies on larger pieces of paper and then cut them. 

As for envelopes, I think you should consider yellow to bring out that accent in the invitation or a light pink or just white.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

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2XMOB:  Seriously? Costs the same here in the UK! :O 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

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2XMOB:  it does.

USPS considers square cards non-machinable, so there’s a surchage. for a one ounce mailing (47 cent), they charge the two ounce (68 cent) price — and many wedding invitations require two ounce postage, so the square ones will need two ounce postage, PLUS the two ounce postage surcharge. just keep this all in mind.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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Clove86:  I had square invitations and I had them printed at Staples, but I fit two onto a 8 1/2 x 11 paper, so that they could print them normally on cardstock paper and then just cut them using a paper cutter (they have them in Staples to use for free, they offer to do it for you as well, but I just bought my own at Michael’s for like $20 and did them at home).

ETA: I think my invitation was actually 5×5 but then I had that invitation pasted onto a different toned page which was 1/4 inch longer around the sides. I loved it, but that’s also what I was looking for 🙂 Why don’t you cut out a sample page (doesn’t have to be the actual invite) and compare the 5×5 and the 6×6, maybe you’re giving yourself a headache for something that won’t matter as much once seen and held in hand?

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Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

have you checked vistaprint

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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Clove86:  oooooh! That’s probably your most cost effective option! If you aren’t familiar with vista print, just pay close attention to their sizing details for cut/print;/safety zone etc…

I do lots of my own cutting with a big slicer I got for like $35 at Staples… Like the ones teachers used in grade school? They put the fear of god in us that we would cut our fingers off… Lol seriously though, be careful 😉 

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