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#1 B&G

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    Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:23 PM

    Has anyone out there ordered Carlson Craft invitations off of the internet? Brooke and I spent quite a bit of time printing and creating our Save the Dates, but when it came time to finding invitations, we cut it a bit too close. After our initial option failed to pan out, we were left in a position where we needed to order invitations very quickly...So, we found invitations that we liked on the web and ordered them.

    Most Carlson Craft invitations can be seen at card and party stores, however, this particular invitation is in their newest "high-end" line (according to the manufacturer) and is only available through online retailers. So we felt many of their invitations and paper weights, to check for quality, and felt that we were pretty safe.

    Has anyone out there had good/bad experiences with their invitations if they've ordered Carlson Craft ones?
    Brooke and Gen

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    #2 Wisco4

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      Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:28 PM

      I'm not much help but I've heard good things. My brother and his wife got their invites from there and they were really nice.
      ~Amanda

      #3 B&G

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        Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:30 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Wisco4
        I'm not much help but I've heard good things. My brother and his wife got their invites from there and they were really nice.
        *phew* That was a help. Our invitations are due to arrive by Friday of next week and we have to send them out IMMEDIATELY afterwards. I'm thinking about doing something DIY and fun with a ribbon and seal to personalize them a bit more....
        Brooke and Gen

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        Brooke and Gen's Las Caletas Wedding Review..(The above idea to link to our photos and review was stolen from the fabulous Ann...)

        #4 MsShelley

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          Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:40 PM

          I have heard great things! my friend is a graphic designer and she used to order from there all the time! she highly recommends them...

          #5 Martha

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            Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:13 PM

            I am using them. My best friend is a wedding planner and this is her favorite invitation vendor! Good luck!

            #6 Lizzy

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              Posted 22 August 2007 - 01:06 AM

              Gen, now don't laugh. I ordered from Carlson Craft in 1970 for my 1st marriage. God, that makes me sooo old! They were very clasic off-white engraved invitations. I think they were lovely. The quality was great. My point in all of this is, they have been around at least 37 years so they must be doing something right.
              Relax and enjoy. You are going to have soo much fun addressing, licking stamps, and mailing them out. LOL! Your idea of adding your personal touch to them sounds great. You will know better how you may want to incorporate this once you see them in person.
              Congratulations, you are one step closer to being a married couple. BTW, are you ordering a Ketubah or another type of marriage certificate? I am just curious cuz I have seen some gorgeous ones online.
              Take care,
              Lizzy

              For the dance, at the reception, Maggie wore her crinoline and a lovely lace top. Looks like Tadd likes it!

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              #7 Golden

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                Posted 22 August 2007 - 04:15 PM

                I am carlson craft dealer in dallas. I have not had problems nor any of my clients. If you are looking for something different and unique that may not be place for you.

                #8 B&G

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                  Posted 22 August 2007 - 05:11 PM

                  Well everyone, the invitations should be shipping tonight and we should hopefully *fingers crossed* be receiving them on Friday! Woo-Woo!

                  Thank you to everyone who left positive remarks on this thread to calm me down. I appreciate it. I hate ordering things offline when you don't know the quality, especially when they're this important!

                  Lizzy - We are planning on ordering a Ketubah. Would you mind sharing your links? =)
                  Brooke and Gen

                  http://daisyPath.com...05/2/2/-6/1.png
                  Brooke and Gen's Las Caletas Wedding Photos..Taken by our guests!
                  Brooke and Gen's Las Caletas Wedding Review..(The above idea to link to our photos and review was stolen from the fabulous Ann...)

                  #9 Lizzy

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                    Posted 24 August 2007 - 11:40 PM

                    Brooke and Gen, I am sorry it took me so long to respond with the Ketubah links. All I have ever done is a google search, but some of these places have some really pretty stuff. I hope these will interest you. Also, someone posted a thread about the Quaker's making lovely certificates too. Maybe do a search under Quaker or Quaker and Ketubah.

                    Ketubah Gallery - Your Friendly Online Ketubah Shop. Wedding Ketubahs in all Texts and Kippahs for Jewish Weddings.

                    Ketubah - Artistic, Personalized, Custom - ketubah STUDIO

                    Ketubah, Jewish Wedding, Marriage, Chuppah, Huppah, Mazel Tov

                    Ketubah @ Judaic Connection - Ketubah Jewish Marriage Contract - Jewish Wedding Ketubahs

                    Art Ketubah, Jewish Wedding, Ketubahs by Nishima Kaplan

                    Modern Ketubah - fine art ketubah of flowers and nature

                    www.agoodcompany.com/ketubah

                    Ketubah -- Jewish Marriage Contracts at Custom Ketubah

                    *************************** Ketubah By Karny custom illuminated ketubot Jewish marriage contract and Judaica art
                    For the dance, at the reception, Maggie wore her crinoline and a lovely lace top. Looks like Tadd likes it!

                    Professional Photography by Michael B.www.michaelbstudio.comMinneapolis, MN

                    #10 B&G

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                      Posted 17 September 2007 - 02:14 PM

                      As an FYI, in the event that anyone ever searches the forums for answers about Carlson Craft invites, I will say that our invitations were gorgeous.

                      They arrived and we pretty much ripped the box open to get a look at them. The quality is fantastic! We also took advantage of Carlson's guest address printing service (expensive but well worthwhile) and that was fabulous as well. We added a personalized touch to our invites with organza ribbon which made a huge difference and all of our guests are still talking about how gorgeous the invites are...And they received them weeks ago.

                      So again, thank you everyone for your input. :)
                      Brooke and Gen

                      http://daisyPath.com...05/2/2/-6/1.png
                      Brooke and Gen's Las Caletas Wedding Photos..Taken by our guests!
                      Brooke and Gen's Las Caletas Wedding Review..(The above idea to link to our photos and review was stolen from the fabulous Ann...)




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