(Closed) Where did you get your invites?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Anchor Paper is family owned in the Twin Cities and has great prices on paper and other stationery items.  You can buy bulk or in single sheets (in-store only).  I’ve never purchased online from them, but their customer service in the stores is fantastic!

If you click on the "Online Express" icon (in the upper right hand corner) of http://www.anchorpaper.com you can view their paper and envelope options.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

haha!  I just noticed you’re from the Twin Cities.  That last post probably doesn’t help you much 

**note to self: check where thread-starter is from before replying**

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

i’ll be getting mine through costco.com.  they had some invitations from hello lucky for a discounted price, so I get to have letterpress for $400.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I bought the printed invitation layer from mygatsby in thermography (I decided against buying a gocco and will likely hate myself for it for years to come). With the fonts Papyrus and Amelie 92 with tax & shipping

I bought the pocketfolders from cardsandpocketsstore.com (I do not have a steady cutting hand when it comes to exacto knives…) 86 with tax and shipping

I will print the inserts on my home computer using the same fonts and colors (directions/map, travel/accomodations, RSVP card & envelope). 20 for ink

I bought cute vintage speedboat stamps from the post office b/c the design your own stamps cost too much. 82 cents per invite x 75 invites=61.50

I bought 12×12 paper from hobby lobby and michaels on 1/2 off for the backing layers, belly bands and inserts. $15 I bought tester raffia ribbon from target in their year round gift wrap section (by color)…

I’m deciding if I want to use this instead of belly bands but I haven’t decided. 2.99 per roll

Hmmm… I think that’s it! Comes out to 276 for 75 invites, for 3.60 each. GEEZ I thought it was less than that! HAHA

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

babagrlshell – Thanks for the website info for cardsandpocketsstore.com.  I’ve just decided to do them myself and they have close to what i was looking for! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

letterpress can be pricey if you want custom (I got several other quotes — all much more than ephemera – more in the $2-3K range- yikes!!).  Good luck with your search! 

Post # 12
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33 posts
Newbee

I started out thinking that I would DIY the invites, but I found a style on http://www.now-and-forever.com and I knew I’d never be able to get them to look as good.  And they look great!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We are working with Tara of Ephemera Press as well. She is wonderful to work with, truly enthusiastic about designing our invitations and one of the more affordable letterpress places to boot!

I have contacted Oliostyle as well and the woman was very responsive and they are very creative. Also I liked that they gave great suggestions on how to stay in our budget and gave us a lot of options. They seem to specialize in pocketfolds so I would give them a look if that is what you are into.

Goodluck! 

 

Post # 15
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Newbee

Hi Babagrlshell, Thank you for posting the detailed info on your invitations! what great pricing! Which pockefolders did you use from cards and pockets? I’m having trouble finding a place that will print an invite for the Signature pocketfolder. Also, did you order your inserts for at home print from there as well? Have you had any difficulty sending them through a home printer? thank you!

Post # 16
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I used the signature pocketfolder (which fits perfect in an A7 envelope). I loved the ones from mygatsby which led me to the hunt for cheaper ones (1.50-2.00 versus 1.00, but I’m cheap so I wanted to save my $25). My gatsby does the printing of the invite layers in a 4×6 and a 4.25×6.25- they list them as printed layer for 5×7. I preferred the 4.6 after I did my trial because you see more pink… They are still missing the insert layers wording as I was just trying to decide between the grey or khaki and size of invite layer at this point. I am going to be printing out my own insert layers and I bought the paper from hobby lobby on 1/2 off and cut them to size with my cuttlebug. It came out to be a little cheaper to do it this way, but the main reason I bought the big paper and cut to size is because I wanted textured paper instead of the flat paper from cardsandpockets- their paper has absolutely no texture and is seriously flat cardstock and doesn’t have a very heavy weight.  

I changed the font after this trial, but this gives you the idea. ๐Ÿ™‚  

Here’s the link b/c I’m having a problem inserting a pic. http://bp2.blogger.com/_xTLZc6RqPhg/R3iiI4SlEZI/AAAAAAAAAGg/j_GjiYrr2zs/s1600/IMG_11821.JPG    

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