Post # 1
anybody have any websites for high quality interesting and stylish invitations/std packages? i have scoured google and all i can come up with is zazzle, etsy, weddingpaperdivas, michaels and some scary looking sites that look like they would mess up an order in no time.
weddingpaperdivas has cute ones, but they all look like they r on plain paper with plain flat print. etsy didnt have alot with the whole package of stds, invites, rsvps, and such. and seemed a little overpriced.
my friend had some really cute ones for her wedding that were top fold and then slid into another piece of cardstock. not like a pocket, but the actual invite slides into two slits near the top and the bottom of a separate piece and the bottom and top stick out. and the paper was all shimmery and stuff.i would ask her but then i dont want to look like im copying her wedding because our engagements overlapped alot.
im scared im not finding enough options to make my decision and need to get stds in the mail soon. id like to find a package with matching stds.
anybody use any cool sites that have options besides flat cards that let you personalize before you order? im not really interested in diy.
Post # 3
Magnetstreet is great for personalization and matching sets.
Post # 4
try http://www.minted.com. Lots of beautiful options.
Post # 5
How much are you willing to spend? I personally think the ~110# cardstock at most places feels too light for a wedding invitation.
WeddingPaperDivas and Minted do thermography also.
Do a google search on letterpress and/or engraving. That’s possibly closer to what you’re looking for. They *are* expensive however!
You can always order pockets from Cards & Pockets or other enclosure-type folders from Paper-Source in a coordinating color to your invites.
Here’s a photo enclosure from Paper-Source that sounds like that cardstock bit you are talking about: http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/color/A7-photo-cards/2505.040/305.html
Post # 6
@Anise: u know, to buy the pocket wrap separately is a good idea. i didnt even know a person could do that lol. hence the reason im not diy-ing anything lol. because i am zero creative. good tip ill research that.
Post # 7
Minted, minted, minted! Also, http://www.lovevsdesign.com/ is great and there’s always etsy!
Post # 8
@asscherlover: I’ve never heard of them before. Thanks for the rec! 🙂
Post # 9
@BeeG35: I’m happy to help! I used to do a lot of scrapbooking and paper crafting so I think this stuff is a lot of fun. If you do go the Cards&Pockets route make sure to order their paper sample kit if you can’t match the paper color from the brand and color name. This will ensure a perfect match!
Post # 10
@Anise: good point. and i was thinking that the envelopes might not fit all of it if i add in the pocket wrap. so, id have to order a set of envelopes that come with the pocket part instead, and i dont know what those envelopes would be made of. not that i know what the original invitation envelopes would be made of either, so….
what if all the cards that come with the invitation suite are not staggered in size? would that look weird if i stuffed them all in the pocket and they were all the same size?
Post # 11
The standard A7 envelopes fit the pocket folds from Cards&Pockets, so if you wanted to use those envelopes as your outer envelope you could, or you could order A7.5 envelopes and use those as your outer envelopes.
How many cards were you thinking of putting into this thing? It’s starting to sound like this is going to turn into a huge project if you let it.
You mentioned the card staggering – if you were willing to go all DIY then Cards&Pockets has precut cards for the pocket. But you’re not, which limits you to whatever invitation suite you can find that would work (just measure the card).
Maybe if you ordered some samples of the pocket folds and some invites you like you can play around with them and see if this is a road you want to go down on. Plus, you can feel the cards in your hands and decide if you like them a little bit better than looking at an image online.
Post # 12
@Anise: just rsvp, maybe a directions/enclosure card. plus the return envelope for the rsvp. but that wouldnt have to go inside the pocket of course, just at least fit in the outer envelope with everything else.
im gonna look around tomorrow when im off work to see if any print shops around here have pocket folds that i can look at. i did order a sample invitation that is a flat card, so i cant wait to get that in the mail and look it over. i think i might only need 30 invitations at the most. i dunno i have to go over my guest list again after a setback on the planning for that.
im really just trying to get std’s out in the next few weeks, thats all. but because i want them to match invites, i need to make sure i do want that design for all of it!
Post # 13
With so few enclosures I personally don’t see the need for a pocket-type enclosure. Usually the pocket-enclosures have quite a few enclosures: RSVP, reception card, directions card, accommodations card, etc. They’re on the “deluxe” end of the scale.
On the other hand, with so few invitations needed you could easily put a lot of time and energy on your invites. Plus if it’s what you really want, who am I to argue?
I think a guideline for how many invites to get is around 20% more than you need, so maybe make it 40 total. That is not too bad!
I totally understand wanting your Save-The-Date Cards to match your invites! If you can’t find a design you like right now, why not get a photo magnet STD with a plain card?
Here are some ideas:
Some packaging ideas: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/228665/five-ways-customize-your-wedding-invitations/@center/272429/diy-weddings#/264695
One deluxe destination invite with matching Save-The-Date Cards: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/228651/anatomy-invitation-every-style-event#/145503