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#51 *JillD*

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    Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:25 PM

    I made my own. I bought a kit from staples and just printed them, it cost me 39.99 for the kit for 50 invitations, and I think about $40 for postage. I did std's too, myself in letter form, that was another $40 or so in postage, plus I think $10 for the paper.

    so altogether, $130

    #52 Spazz

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      Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:27 PM

      I plan on getting mine from Click the image to open in full size.

      They are the ones all the way on the right.

      #53 LCBride2007

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        Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:28 PM

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        Originally Posted by akh
        i think i made about 50 or so - i did post a pic somewhere, but now i have a pro picture from Leigh! here are mine ...

        i don't think the inserts are in the shots - but i had 2 cards in there, one was the RSVP (front and back) and one the Welcome Dinner invite - they were pretty casual

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        by the way ... these were my inspiration, i certainly didn't come up with much on my own! (i ordered a sample)

        Handmade Paper and Letterpress Wedding Invitations: a171-Maui Wedding

        ironic, i just noticed the sample was called "Maui Wedding" - i was legally married in Maui!

        #54 Can'tHardlyWait

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          Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:41 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by akh
          by the way ... these were my inspiration, i certainly didn't come up with much on my own! (i ordered a sample)

          Handmade Paper and Letterpress Wedding Invitations: a171-Maui Wedding

          ironic, i just noticed the sample was called "Maui Wedding" - i was legally married in Maui!
          Sorry if this is a stupid question, but did you print everything on your own too?

          I really like the design of your invitations but I cant figure out if you printed the center piece and attached it to the folds..

          Urgh, I am so painfully DIY-challenged!

          #55 LCBride2007

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            Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:47 PM

            oh trust me - there was a lot of trial and error on my part! i printed it all myself, and printed the center piece right on the paper, lining it up in the middle, and then folding it afterwards. i would cut a piece of scratch paper to the size of my invite and test to make sure it lined up before printing on the "good" paper

            #56 NYJen

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              Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:59 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by NurseSarah
              It totally depends on what you're getting for your $1200. Do you have samples or pics?
              I requested the samples (they are actually going to make me a couple of invites to pick from) and I have an email into them to see how long until they come in. I'll definitely post pics when I get them so I can get everyone's opinions.

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by akh
              i'm actually half tempted to say yes! but i have so much i want to do around the house i'd never get it done. you can totally do it - i am no martha stewart, or even a "NurseSarah" (she's the DIY queen!) - but i managed to pull it off. it was more time consuming than i thought it would be - but wasn't necessarily hard.

              as for the cost - i could easily have spent $5-10 per invite, i really liked some of the expensive ones. but i just couldn't justify it!
              I have NO creativity at all. I'm such a loser that I can't do DIY projects.

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by cheese_diva
              Us too - we changed things like 5 times and she was so patient with us and so speedy on her end!

              Jen - if you do decide to buy nice ones that are made rather than DIY I highly recommend White Aisle!
              Yes, I'll check these too. Thanks!

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              Originally Posted by starchild
              I second that Jen, and they have several unique designs :o)
              Thanks Ladies - you really are the best. This info is soooo great!!!!

              #57 amyh

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                Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:01 PM

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                Originally Posted by gkashmira
                We spent $908 on invites with response cards and 2 additional inserts. That was for like 150 total I think. I then tied them together with red ribbon (from Michael's) and calligraphied them myself. It was more than I wanted to spend but in the end I loved them. They were from
                Kash that is so funny because we went with White Aisle too and it came down to yours and the one we ended up picking, "Mexico". I got orange ribbon from the party store on Vine to tie ours up...lol I was impressed with the quality and service of White Aisle, loved them!
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                I LOVE your invites ladies!!!!

                #58 Sharonie

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                  Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:38 PM

                  I am not big on invites either. For STD, I just sent out an email. I then set up a wedding website with all the information needed to communicate the wedding events and travel info.

                  For the formal invite, I am planning on doing message in a bottle. There is a MIB bio out there and the instruction is very easy to follow. Trust me, I'm hardly a crafty person, but this DIY project doesn't look hard at all. I am budgeting my invites at $150-$250 for ~50 invites. I am not even going to have a RSVP card in the bottle. I will place a phone number and website address so guests can either call or RSVP online.

                  Not too many people pay attention to the invites and don't keep them after the wedding either, so spending a lot of money is not the thing for me.

                  #59 -Kate-

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                    Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:51 PM

                    We spent $9 per invite for 70 invites. Sounds like a lot but every element was custom designed for us. I had input on every cardstock, color and design. Invites are super important to me so I wanted to spend $ to get what I wanted.

                    #60 NYJen

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                      Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:58 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by LALA
                      We spent $9 per invite for 70 invites. Sounds like a lot but every element was custom designed for us. I had input on every cardstock, color and design. Invites are super important to me so I wanted to spend $ to get what I wanted.
                      Oh Kate, I was hoping you would respond too. I LOVE your invites. You had a woman design them, right? Would you mind passing on her info?

                      Also, what was included in your invites (RSVP card, direction card, etc?)

                      Thanks!




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