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#21 jajajaja

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    Posted 13 March 2008 - 01:47 PM

    Good Lord. Ok Maura- here's my plan for you. Between now and May 10th piss off as many people as you can- especially the European ones. Hopefully you could not only cut down your guest list, but you would also spend less on postage. It's a brilliant plan if you ask me.

    I made sure that only 20 people loved me enough to go to Mexico. It was hard to convince some that I wasn't as cool as they thought, but eventually they let go of their absolute love for me and decided not to go.

    And I agree- invites get looked at for like 10 secs and then either A) lost or B) deliberately thrown in the trash. And then you either get A) emails about the information that they read on the invite and carelessly forgot or B) calls telling you that they "misplaced" the invite and need you to verbally read everything that the invite said. When in doubt- go the easy route.
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    #22 indypitty

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      Posted 13 March 2008 - 06:18 PM

      That's the invite we ordered! I posted about it here...

      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t16640

      White Aisle was so incredibly easy to work with. I know it says 3-4 weeks on their website, but I just ordered them last Thursday and they arrived on Monday!!! They are gorgeous and the quality is great.

      #23 Maura

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      Posted 13 March 2008 - 06:20 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by indypitty
      That's the invite we ordered! I posted about it here...

      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t16640

      White Aisle was so incredibly easy to work with. I know it says 3-4 weeks on their website, but I just ordered them last Thursday and they arrived on Monday!!! They are gorgeous and the quality is great.
      thanks court, actually, i fell in love with them after seeing yours! glad you had such a good experience. whats the quality like (i mean i know you said great, but can you talk details)? can you describe the cardstock and envelopes?

      #24 indypitty

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        Posted 13 March 2008 - 06:34 PM

        Well, i don't know much about cardstock weight, but it's definitely not flimsy or anything like that. I ordered the ivory. The paper has a jagged-type edge (I'm sure there is a term for that) that I really like. I also ordered that flat-printing, not letterpress. I also like the fact that at White Aisle, you can order any amount above 25, not just in increments of 25. I ordered 30. Hope that helps somewhat!

        #25 Maura

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        Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:11 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by indypitty
        Well, i don't know much about cardstock weight, but it's definitely not flimsy or anything like that. I ordered the ivory. The paper has a jagged-type edge (I'm sure there is a term for that) that I really like. I also ordered that flat-printing, not letterpress. I also like the fact that at White Aisle, you can order any amount above 25, not just in increments of 25. I ordered 30. Hope that helps somewhat!
        oh fantastic! i think its called deckle edge. i was planning on ordering the ivory too. would you mind taking pics and posting of everything you ordered from them and how each piece looks? i am so excited now!!!! i was considering ordering matching menu cards if i liked the invitations enough too because i dont really wanna DIY those. i also was planning ot order them with the flat printing. i love the letterpress, theyre just way way over my budget.

        #26 starchild

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          Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:25 PM

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          Originally Posted by mauraw
          Ok, so we got the proofs of the invitations from mygatsby and assembled them and we both agree they look really horrible, and we need to pick new invitations. It literally looked like a $400 bad DIY project gone wrong. I dont want to spend that much money on something we are so unhappy with.

          I saw other invitations from white aisle that i loved and am thinking about ordering a sample. the one i like best is this one below (but we would order in navy and light blue or navy and green - i am showing you the navy and green combo below just to see the navy):
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          Maura those were our invitations, only the resized them and made them in orange and brown to match our colors! I love love love White Aisle. They were pricey but we only sent them to guests who rsvp'd with a yes to the std, otherwise I would have tried a DIY too.

          #27 -Kate-

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            Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:28 PM

            I ordered those as a sample when I was picking invites. They were really nice quality - I just didn't like the unfinished edge. Actually, I liked it, I was just surprised by it because the pics made it look like a clean cut edge. The cardstock was definitely normal quality.

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              Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:39 PM

              I really liked the unfinished edge, I think it was mentioned on the website? I'm not sure but I don't remember being surprised by it. Their cardstock was thick but really soft (like cloth..don't know the lingo haha) compared to other samples I received.

              #29 -Kate-

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                Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:40 PM

                It was about a year ago that I got them. They have updated their site since then.

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                  Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:42 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by LALA
                  It was about a year ago that I got them. They have updated their site since then.
                  Almost a year for me too...we're old brides...LOL




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