(Closed) These invitations are going to be the death of me…..

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Aww I’m so sorry!! I had a lot of frustration with my own invitations so I understand! I was planning on just having them made but it didn’t fit in the budget so all of a sudden I was trying to be a graphic designer! I had major issues with lining everything up and printing! I feel your pain!! 

I hope you can get it figured out! You’ll be so happy and proud of them when you’re done! Good luck!! 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Take a break and breath!

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

nooooooo!! i wouldnt have even thought of a mac/pc issue. clearly everything reveloves around apple products! good luck!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Augh! Been there, not with a Mac, but it’s rough. Have you tried getting it how you want and then converting the file to PDF? Sometimes that’ll help stabilize that type of craziness. (If it’s any comfort or encouragement, people keep complimenting our Gartner kit invites all over the place and not believing they’re from a kit.)

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I know your pain! I designed my on invitation suite and I knew the hardest part would getting the sizing right for printing and I didn’t even use my own printer I used Cards and Pockets printing service. It took a lot of emails back and forth and 2 sample runs to get it right.

 

What exactly is the temple files .pdf, etc.?

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

that sucks.  i printed mine with no probs but i don’t have a mac. i didn’t even think about that possibility.

is it possible to borrow someone’s (friend or family member) laptop that has microsoft windows just for a few days until you can print them all?  the template is pretty good and user friendly so it shouldn’t take too much time.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Oh no! DoYork knowanyone who has a PC? Maybe they couldhelps you out.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2001

Oh no, sounds stressful but Google is indeed your friend:) As another bee mentioned, have a friend or family member who is more savvy with this kind of thing help you out!

Don’t sweat it too much, I’m sure it’ll be fine.

On a side note, my venue changed about 3 weeks prior to my wedding( the invites had already been sent out) and we had approx 400 guests. You can only imagine how mental I went, envisioning guests showing up at other venue. It worked out in the end;)

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Same thing happend to me. I never ended up figuring it out…I almost took them to a print shop to have them done for me, after wasting all of my samples and then plenty of actual invites….but then I said the heck with it…took them back to the store complained they did NOT work….then I ordered my invites from Hallmark..they were cheap, not as cheap as Gartner, but pretty dang cheap. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cayday19:  I hear you!  I have a Mac too and had to go through a lot of paper before I got it right.  I even cut out scrap paper in the same size of the wedding invitations so I wouldn’t waste the actual invites when I was printing out the practice ones.  Hang in there–I eventually got it and so will you!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Can you take them to somewhere like Staples to print them?  It usually isn’t to expensive.  That’s what I did.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I found invitations online that I fell madly in love with.  They were soooo expensive so I busted out Photoshop CS5 (of which I am not well familiar with) and “eyed” the picture of the invitations I found online….  I spent 2 solid weeks doing my invitations, and continually printed out draft versions at home til they were perfect.  I sent the electronic files to a professional printer.  They cost me about $125 compared to $1500 and I love them so much.  

Now the bad part!  I had a small procedure done and was on pain medicine the last week.  When I sent them to the printer, I had 2 misspelled words!!  OMG fortuately the printer only charged me $75 to reprint; he felt bad for me….  so the lesson here I learned:  do not design invitations and send to printer while under the influence of pain killers.

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