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I had to make my own invitations and am glad I did!


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#1 pinkbride2011

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    Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:28 PM

    Trying to find invitations that were the colors I needed, the designs I liked and the bling I wanted, I figured out my invitations would need to be custom designed.  After getting quotes anywhere from $750- $1400 for invitations (50 total) and hardly liking what looked like someone made it in 2 min... I decided to make my own. 

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    I purchased the Pockets through a vendor for $120.  (Gold and Bronze paisley pattern)

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    I purchased 2 ribbons (matching the colors of my accent colors), tied a bow and added a jewel brand to the middle.  Approximately $20.

     

    I ordered the actual invitation card, "additional" card, envelopes, response card/envelope from MyGatsby.com at a discount for $110.

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    I mounted the invitation, added the swarovski crystals that I bought at Myfusionbeads.com ($70) and hand wrote every invitation.  I spent $375 dollars for 50 invitations ($7.50 each finished invitation) and it took about 15-18 hours of my time.  I saved us so much money and am really proud of them!  I know they're not everyone's taste, but they certainly go with my ornate taste (fiance calls it gawdy, lol). 

     

    I just wanted to encourage you girls that are still worrying over the cost of invitations and disappointed by what you get for your dollar- that you can do them very affordably and to your taste with a little imagination.  : ) 

     

    They've been mailed!  Woohoo!

     


    June 11, 2011

    #2 JUSTUSTWO

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      Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:33 PM

      You did an EXCELLENT job! I love the end result. I love the colors, the paisley print & I think my favorite touch was the jeweled embellishments. Nice job!



      #3 pinkbride2011

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        Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:45 PM


        Thank you so much for your feedback!  It was actually really fun for me to do, some parts were tedious, but overall I enjoyed it!  The jewels are my favorite part too.

        You did an EXCELLENT job! I love the end result. I love the colors, the paisley print & I think my favorite touch was the jeweled embellishments. Nice job!




        June 11, 2011

        #4 TLGnhci

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          Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:06 PM

          Wow, very impressive!  



          #5 Tennyt1

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            Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:08 PM

            You did an amazing job!!! Love them!!!!


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            #6 acireta

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              Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:27 PM

              Damn, those are amazing! Nice work, you should be very proud!!


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              #7 Maritza919

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                Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:37 PM

                Great job!

                #8 lisa203

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                  Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:45 PM

                  These are amazing! Great job!



                  #9 pinkbride2011

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                    Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:43 PM

                    Thanks ladies!  Really sweet of all of you to be supportive! 


                    June 11, 2011

                    #10 Pucca

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                      Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:50 PM

                      Those look great!! Very professional looking!! You should definitely be proud of yourself! I'm planning on making my own as well, although they won't be as fancy as yours. :) We'll see how they turn out.






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