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DIY Invites (non passport/boarding pass - Vistaprint) *pics*

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My invites are finally done!


I will start with the finished product:


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Its has totally been worth it in the end, but an absolute mountain of work.


Easy stuff first - pocketfolds were from Cards & Pockets


So, to start with I chose a vector design from 123 Royalty Free - Stock Image and Photo Subscription and downloaded a 30day free trial of adobe Illustrator (and taught myself to use it using online tutorials and youtube).


I had already ordered some test products from Vistaprint, and knew that I wanted to use rack cards, brochures, postcards and business cards. Here are each of the products I designed:


front cover (Rack card - same as an invitation on Vista except you get 50 free insted of 10!) // one sided (matt side stuck to pocketfold)

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inside information (Rack Card) // one sided (stuck to pocketfold)

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Wedding Ceremony/Reception details // Welcome dinner details (Rack Card)

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RSVP Postcards (Postcards)

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Travel Brochure // Travel deal - All inclusive package // Hotel infomation // Travel agent contact details (Brochure)

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Your presence is our present // Wedding website link (business card)

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I also ordered oversized postcards with Thanks! across the front that we are sending to people when they book - letting them know how excited we are that they are joining us, and how much it means to us that they are coming to Fiji.

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There were 100 invites in total. Althought I got lots of Free products from Vistaprint, I still had to pay AUD$8 per design that I uploaded, and you cant get the same design free twice, so some of the products I had to pay for. Most expensive item was the brochure ($1 each) but I really wanted to include all that information and people were really impressed by them. All up for 100 invites was AUD$415 (pocketfolds AUD$186 (special discount code used) and Vista print order AUD$217 and plain envelopes we printed on and sticky corners AUD$12 office works) which was a lot of work, but for the cost of completely bespoke designed invites, I think it was worth it.


It also means I have all the design elements so eventually everything will match - menus, programs, thankyous, gift tags, welcome letters etc etc.


It sounds like a lot of work, but I am so super happy with the end result, and I really enjoyed the whole thing. Plus, getting a design you already like from a vector website is a bit of a cheat way too...


Anyway, thought I would share!

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You did a wonderful job! I love the colors & the vector you chose - it's beachy & elegant at the same time.

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