(Closed) Stressing about PAPER. Tell me about your stationary suite!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LabDarling:  LOL!! I was overwhelmed by this process:( Too many choices and once you put everything together, it’s a little pricey!

  i paid 75.00 For 35 save the dates magnets purchased from Etsy they turned out GREAT!

 I used wedding paper divas for the invites they were among the best priced and their customer service is wonderful!  Haven’t received them yet so the jury is still out.  The thing I loved about them is that they will send you free samples so you can actually feel them And view the color charts. I paid 330.00 for 35 invites, reception cards, enclosure cards, envelopes & pocketfolds. 

Find a style you like and start browsing around:) Good luck

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We made ours (STDs, Invites, RSVPs), printed them at office max. 75 for $25 & they were on fancy metallic cardstock paper. 

Save-The-Date Cards:

 

Invites:

 

RSVPs:

 

& pocketfolds:

Post # 6
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Helper bee

We used vintage Philadelphia postcards for our Save-The-Date Cards and designed our own invitations. I bought the Groupon voucher for Vistaprint so we were able to get our entire suite (invites, RSVPs, map) for $17 total. I think they turned out amazingly well and guests seem to love them (though I don’t think anyone would say if they didn’t!). We’re going to use Vistaprint again for programs, menus, and thank you cards. 

For day-of signs and things, we’re ordering from an Etsy seller that is reasonable and fantastic.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I designed our photos with one of our engagement photos in Photoshop and had them printed as photos from Walgreens

Our Save the Dates! Done by me 🙂

I posted about it here and included prices. 

 

I used shimmery star dream envelopes and an embosser (probably the best $20 I ever spent) for our return address. 

 

I hand did my invitations too (Just finished them yesterday). It wasnt as hard or time consuming as i thought and it saved us a lot of money. I bought star dream paper and matching envelopes from LCI Paper and sparkly card stock on sale at Michaels. I think I spent more on stamps than anything else. I’m going to post about it soon but heres a sneak peak!

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We found a suite we LOVED (and matched our theme) on Etsy. The seller is amazing and super flexible. Everything is customizable and totally ‘us’ – we didn’t want pocket folds or anything super traditional or ‘fancy.’  The Save-The-Date Cards turned out amazing (cost us about $50); paper is high quality and I didn’t have to worry about printing or how ink colours would look, etc. The rest of the suite (invites, thank you cards, programs) will cost us an additional $400 (roughly). So in total all our paper goods come in under $500.  I’m also a huge paper nerd so it took me a long time to decide – must’ve poured over a hundred different options. Good luck! 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LabDarling:  If you are looking for something you print yourself – search ‘printable’.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LabDarling:  I had the seller print for us. Didn’t want to deal with finding a local printer, but as @Suburbian mentioned, if you search ‘printable’ on Etsy, there are LOTS of options. The Etsy shop we went with is HairPin Press – Ellie is the shop owner and she’s been great so far.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@LabDarling:  Thanks! We did this with our engagement party invites too! best of luck and congrats on your wedding 🙂

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LabDarling:  I joined oneheartweddings.com after finding the suite I wanted on this site. Iused their templates and downloaded them. I printed my STD on magnetic photo paper and printed them my self, saved me over 50% of the cost of ordering something similar.  Then I just ordered enough pocketfolds, belly bands and envelopes to do about 75 invitations from cardsandpockets.com for less than $150.  I will be printing my own invitations, cutting and mounting them as well.

I ordered a couple sample pocketfolds and envelopes just to see how I wanted them to look.  Once I got all the dimensions down everything has come together quite easily.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LabDarling:  Yep! I took mine on a thumb drive and they cut up to 250 papers at once $1 per cut (not per page)

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I spent about $400 all my wedding paper supplies and printing. It included 75 Save the Dates, 130 invitations and response cards, envelopes, envelope liners, calligraphy, ribbon wrap, photo tags, stamps, and all the paper for the programs, signs, etc.

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