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#1 jfwolfe72

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    Posted 08 May 2007 - 02:13 PM

    Well, now that I've got the place and date for the wedding, it's time to start on the other stuff. How much should I expect to pay for STD magnets and invitations? What are good prices? What did you all pay and where did you get yours from, if you don't mind me asking.... Thanks!

    #2 LadyP

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      Posted 08 May 2007 - 02:28 PM

      VistaPrint - Business Cards - Full Color Printing - Digital Printing Company | VistaPrint has great prices on magnents or you can create your own. There are alot of WONDERFUL diy girls that are always willing to share how they made somethings.

      #3 NABUMBAH

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        Posted 08 May 2007 - 02:33 PM

        I DIY'd my save the dates. (boarding passes)

        They were about $225 for 100 of them.

        I used Papel Vivo - Hand made Paper and Wedding Invitations: Index for my invitations (custom design). I think that they were around $1050 for 150 invitations - they are the Costa Rica invitation on her site. (OUCH... didn't realize I had spent that much!)

        I spent around $200 for calligraphy. (Pretty Pen Jen Calligraphy)

        Shower TY cards were $65ish (They were a really cute "gracias" design from :: SheSaidYesAnnouncements.com :: Photo Save the Dates & Wedding Announcements :: Shower Invitations :: And More! ::)

        and wedding TY cards were $100ish (just ordered these too from Wedding Invitations, Bridal Shower Invitations, Wedding Stationery, Thank You Cards, Wedding Shower Invitations)

        So total stationery budget was around $1700. YIKES!!!

        #4 RaydensMama

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          Posted 08 May 2007 - 02:33 PM

          I am making my invites myself and dont plan on spending more than $100 (including envelopes and stamps) I am not doing STD magnets, but if I was I would do them myself. If you are crafty you can buy magnet at Michaels and you could use that to make your own!
          Good Luck!

          #5 jfwolfe72

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            Posted 08 May 2007 - 02:36 PM

            I wish I were crafty! I'd probably save a lot more $$! :-) I've heard good things about VistaPrint. I also saw that David's Bridal has invitation for 20% off if you buy a dress there. Has anyone gotten their invitations from there?

            #6 cheese_diva

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              Posted 08 May 2007 - 02:49 PM

              For some girls the STD and invites are important. I'm at the Invite stage right now. Figuring out paper needs for 50 invites, if I go through Click the image to open in full size.
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              What I found is you can spend $30 and you can spend a zillion dollars.. it's all about what you care most about and your budget.
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              #7 DreaW

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                Posted 08 May 2007 - 02:52 PM

                I'm doing save the date magnets and making them myself (with the help of Erik) We are going to use a picture from our engagement photos from Cabo(so excited!) then Erik will photoshop one photo and make it small enough to print on business card paper then we will glue that to magents that are the size and fit of the business cards.
                Got the business cards and Magnets from office depot.
                I will show end product once we do e-pics in july

                #8 TATrisha

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                Posted 08 May 2007 - 02:56 PM

                I would recommend magnets from Vista Print. Sign up for their newletters. Then you get a lot of "free" stuff. You only pay for shipping & processing. So, once you do this, you can get 100 magnets for $30.

                As far as cardstock and envelopes goes, I plan on using this company... Buy Envelopes - All Sizes, Styles, and Colors - Printed or Plain - ActionEnvelope.com

                I plan on paying $250 for my save the dates (boarding passes) and around $400 for my actual invites and thank you notes (also through Vistaprint)

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                #9 tvt

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                  Posted 08 May 2007 - 03:27 PM

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                  I would recommend magnets from Vista Print. Sign up for their newletters. Then you get a lot of "free" stuff. You only pay for shipping & processing. So, once you do this, you can get 100 magnets for $30.
                  Seriously? $30 for 100 magnets? Are they the little business cards one or the larger size?

                  #10 TATrisha

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                  Posted 08 May 2007 - 03:47 PM

                  $30 is 3.5"x2" (Business Card) $22 for 100 cards and then $6.95 for shipping. $2.99 to upload a photo.
                  $95 for 5.5"*4.5"

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