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#11 classadiva

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    Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:21 AM

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    Danielle, I totally hear you about the price of some of these invites! Like I said, ours were partially DIY (really just putting together different components we liked with the invite we ordered), so I think they ended up being around $4 each (versus the $10+ per invite of our inspiration). So, point being you can definitely get what you want without spending a ton. Good luck deciding on your invites, I'm sure they'll be fabulous!


    Thanks girls! Not trying to hijack this thread, but here's the link to the thread I posted with them in case anyone wants more info.
    http://bestdestinati....tes-out-50312/
    Karen,

    I just feel that I am not much of a DIY girl. I'm gearing myself up for a few projects...but don't think I have it in me to deal with the invites!! Pathetic huh? LOL Anyway...I just love your invites and if they wound up costing you around $4 per with some imput by you..all the better.

    #12 Ashlynn039

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      Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:21 PM

      Thanks for posting your thread about the invites Karen, I love them!

      Paperbagprincess - My FI is in finance as well and I've been having to justify the cost for everything! Right now it's the cost of of a photographer.. so not looking forward to the argument for invitations!

      #13 PaperBagPrincess

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        Posted 29 January 2010 - 11:46 PM

        I also found these on Martha Stewart today, paper planes, very cute for save the dates, not sure about full invitations. Might make good thank you notes. But maybe small paper planes could be attached to some sort of DIY package kit you'd get at Michael's to make them more unique?
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        Ashlynn039 - photographer battle was won a few ways... first I showed him the different between the good, the bad and the ugly...pointed out color correction and that they do more than just what you se that day.... and explained the good ones let you have the negatives, something the resort doesn't give you, they charge even more. Then I got a ton of quotes from here in TO and in Mexico so he could work out an average, he also worked on the side asking friends what they paid. In the end he came around to the fact that a photographer is expensive.

        #14 Reya

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          Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:38 AM

          Hi please check out my thread:

          http://bestdestinati....invites-54674/

          I made my invites by "tweaking" one from Michael's

          #15 Mischaka

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            Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:00 AM

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            Originally Posted by PaperBagPrincess
            I'm in marketing and my FI in finance so let me tell you invitations have been a hot topic. I think they set the tone and he thinks they are pretty close to junk mail. We finally agreed to save costs we are sending postcards directing everyone to our website which will have a landing page that has more details like a traditional invitation would have. Then when people put a deposit down we are going to send passports or message in a bottle as a Thank you. I had to work them in some how! Good luck I am sure whatever you decide will be great!


            that's a great idea. but i'm so fixated on the idea of getting these passport invites. I already know the people who I invite will be over the top impressed. lol

            #16 swankster77

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              Posted 30 January 2010 - 11:44 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by PaperBagPrincess
              I'm in marketing and my FI in finance so let me tell you invitations have been a hot topic. I think they set the tone and he thinks they are pretty close to junk mail. We finally agreed to save costs we are sending postcards directing everyone to our website which will have a landing page that has more details like a traditional invitation would have. Then when people put a deposit down we are going to send passports or message in a bottle as a Thank you. I had to work them in some how! Good luck I am sure whatever you decide will be great!
              This is an excellent idea! I so wish I thought to do this. We weren't sure what to do but ended up making our own invites (I'm a graphic designer) using supplies from Cardsandpockets.com. The cost ended up being about $3 per invite! But the weird thing is... we already know who's coming and who's not... so we're basically sending invites out as a formality. And only to those that are coming.. I know... makes no sense. But we're also sending to a few key people that can't make it... just so they know they're still thought of and appreciated. I really like your idea of sending the fun 'thank you' after people have booked... awesome!

              #17 Mrs.B

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                Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:02 AM

                Your invitations are great!

                #18 maryjonjet

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                  Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:00 PM

                  They look great! Love the colors!




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