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#1 Pandabride6

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    Posted 22 November 2009 - 08:42 PM

    Hey ladies,

    I am in the process of looking for invitations but instead I'm becoming frustrated instead. I was orginally interested in passport invites but I felt that it would be too weird considering a number of our guests actually live at our destination (Jamaica). I guess that's my first question... do you think that would be weird?

    I'm actually looking into invites with a vellum overlay and raffia knot look. But all the invites I've seen with that option don't cost any less than $4/ invite.

    We're running on a tight budget but I don't want to send out tacky invites either. If you guys have any reasonable recommendations, it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    Can't wait to honor our family roots... and establish new ones... Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 5, 2010



    The view overlooking Kingston... January 2009. One Love!!

    #2 Tilly in the Sun

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      Posted 22 November 2009 - 08:58 PM

      If you are even a little crafty you could do them yourself. It will take longer, but there are many helpful brides and templates here that could help you, and it would cost a lot less!

      #3 Pandabride6

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        Posted 22 November 2009 - 09:05 PM

        Tilly, thanks for the response!

        I also considered doing them DIY (actually I considered that when I began planning). But I got so overwhelmed with the terms (cardstock, reams) and the machinery needed to cut the paper. I figured by the time I get all of that done, I couldv'e just paid someone for the service.

        But maybe I'm overthinking the DIY concept so I'm def not ruling it out.
        Can't wait to honor our family roots... and establish new ones... Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 5, 2010



        The view overlooking Kingston... January 2009. One Love!!

        #4 budgetjamaicabride

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          Posted 22 November 2009 - 09:24 PM

          Talk to the Stylish Scribe... I am sure she could help you work on something simple with a vellum overlay and a raffia knot within your budget. She does great work.

          The passports are so cute, but if many of them live in Jamaica, that could be alittle odd... but I think they are so cute I would do it anyway if you like them.

          If you want to DIY it, I would be happy to help.

          #5 frazali

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            Posted 22 November 2009 - 10:49 PM

            Panadabride - how many are you sending out, and what is your budget? There are a lot of reasonable sites around that may work for you.

            #6 Pandabride6

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              Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:20 PM

              budgetjamaicabride- I'll try to contact Stylish Scribe. I appreciate you're willing to help if I go the DIY route. I'll keep you posted if I do.

              frazali- I am planning on sending out about 100 invites. My budget is about $200. I don't really want to go over that.
              Can't wait to honor our family roots... and establish new ones... Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 5, 2010



              The view overlooking Kingston... January 2009. One Love!!

              #7 Marne

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                Posted 28 November 2009 - 10:42 PM

                I used polkadotdesign for my save the dates and they were amazing. The cards were adorable and the process was really easy. good luck!!

                #8 Vikki

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                  Posted 28 November 2009 - 11:22 PM

                  Check out the Vistaprint thread. I had the same problem thinking about my reception invites (we didn't have guests at the wedding so the reception is the "event"). I was able to get ideas and come up with a design. I posted pictures of what we did and there are quite a few others posted too.

                  I hope that helps :-)




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