Non-DIYer considering doing invites...worth it?
Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:58 AM
So 1 option is CardsandPockets.com @ $230 for 70 complete invites w/ inserts and envelopes that I'll get in 1 wk. But I've been so indecisive that I've wasted too much time. I am at the 2 month mark this weekend and need to get something out the door! Looking for another option... Is there good quality, yet reasonably priced paper & envelopes I can buy in a store (and if so, which?) ASAP, then print and assemble to mail out in the next few days? Or would I be in over my head if I'm an impatient non-DIYer?
Is it worth the extra effort?? And if so, can someone please point me in the right direction with a quick paper supplier, fonts, supplies, and type of printer I'd need to find?
Sad, aren't I? LOL Please someone help a clueless bride-to-be! *sigh*
Posted 13 November 2008 - 03:05 AM
I made boarding pass invites myself, and put in about 6 hours of work in total of cutting, taping, etc. I adapted a template from here and they turned out amazing!!! You may want to go super simple and just go with 1 sheet... with a cool design or flourish on it, and put it in an envelope.... what about the white #10 flat cards... then with a damask pattern or something, and black font. Get pink envelopes or something cute and voila... simple, non-intensive invites?
Hmm.. those are just my suggestions for now
Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:07 AM
I actually designed a template for a BDW member, Sanddune, that was the invite and inserts so that she could order just the pocketfolds. So it is very do able and saves a bunch of money.
For mine I am creating my own pocketfolds from scratch instead of ordering them. I am working on template for it right now for 6x6 invites. Carla
Posted 14 November 2008 - 03:01 PM
I'm hoping to pull something together myself -- and with little time. While I haven't attempted this yet, Paper Source is supposed to be an awesome place with a ton of inventory. If it's too pricey, I've heard that even places like Michaels and Staples carry some good options.
Also, I have seen some posts (but it was a while ago) that there are some brides out here who will create some cool monograms/logos that you can use for your invites. I'm now needing to find them again! Ladies, if you're still out here, I could really use your help!
Good luck bashigyal! I hope to get started on my invitations sometime next week...so I'll post lessons learned as I go if it gets tricky.
Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:47 PM
Made it legal : June 30, 2009
Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:48 PM
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I have purchased mainly from Paper and More, and they are very quick; and I have found some great deals at Michaels (they have a sale right now on their individual cardstock 12x12 where each sheet is $0.25).
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