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

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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!

 

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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!

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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. smile123.gif
 

Originally Posted by JUSTUSTWO View Post

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!



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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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