Letterpress (or not?) invitations
Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:59 PM
I am new here, and am in the process of researching wedding invitations. With so many awesome ones out there, I'm so confused! I know I want either letterpress or raised printing, I am looking for nothing to cheap-y looking BUT I don't want to spend a couple thousand on them either. Am I impossible? I only need around 60.
Any reccomendations would be great!
Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:05 PM
I'm ordering my invitations from them.
Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:35 PM
Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:53 PM
When I was looking into all this - I think that I did remember a couple of on-line companies that had 'per set' pricing - so they didn't require that you order a big minimum (it seems most require 100 or 150) --- I think the minimum for their orders was 50. I'll try to see if I can find the links.
You might just check and see if there are any independent people offering letterpress (for example, I live in Dallas, and D magazine has the names of a few) ... You could be surprised - their pricing should at least be lower than what you'd find in an invitation shop - they're cutting out the middle man. Plus - you get to design your own so you get exactly what you want. Also, with independent makers - you may have a bit more flexibility to cut costs a little here and there ... like I was given a number of paper options at different prices.
Also - if the invitation is the most important thing - you could order the standard size, and do you're own envelopes and line them yourself - it's not hard to do and it's easy to buy quality envelopes online. I don't think that people necessarily notice if the envelopes are letterpressed or not.
It is really hard making those decisions. I have always had a "thing" for paper ... and I love the idea of how old letterpress is as an art ... I wanted to be able to pull out my invitation when I'm 80 and still love it. And, even though we're doing a lot of "non-traditional" things (like the boarding pass STD's), I wanted traditional for the formal invitations. Plus, at some point I decided even the ones I liked that weren't letterpressed were pretty expensive - so then it became - if you're going to spend this much money on invitations - shouldn't you just get the ones you really love?
But - I think many girls have said time and time again ... no one else really cares about it as much as you do! You know you're budget and how important the invitations are to you ... And, you're right there are a lot of really beautiful options out there! I'll see if I can find some of the links to invitation sites when I get home.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 03:30 AM
Posted 13 December 2007 - 04:21 AM
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