- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
Hello Seattle Bees,
It’s time for me to figure out my invitations.
Here’s what I know so far: 100 invites, tight budget, hoping to spend under $5/invite for everything (embellishments envelopes postage etc.), I like the feeling of raised text, gold ink
My head is spinning from all the options between paper and color and wording. Oy! So I’m here to solicit some help about where to get my invites.
Here’s what I figure are my options.
The DIY route: custom rubber stamp + ink + embossing powder + heat gun
Custom design in some kind of computer program + printer that does thermography
Wedding invites from websites like wedding paper divas (can add embellishments later)
I know some bees have purchased invitation kits and printed them out on their home inkjet. My inkjet is too unreliable and I don’t think its possible to print the raised text this way. I mean you might be able to get away with adding the embossing powder to the invite as soon as it comes out of the printer but I dunno if I’m skilled enough.
Seattle bees, where did you get your thermography/raised text invites? Any local or not local vendors/printers/invite websites you would recommend? If you don’t mind how much did it cost?