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invitations - again

i didnt check in for a few days.. and just wanted to follow up about the invitation post i made on the eighth. stinks, they dont repost in order according to the date that people respond, rather than the date they were posted.. takes a lot of time to go back and open up each post to look for new posts.. but anyways.... thanks to angeliza and chayer227for the information provided. angeliza - did you find making your own invites to be difficult? i thought about doing that due to the samples i recieved today. so anyways, i recieved some samples in the mail today, and they weren't what i had expected :( they seemed so much more colorful and not so plain on the computer! i have some others from a different company currently in the mail, i hope i like those! and tonight, i just ordered two others from etsy, crossing my fingers for those!! are there any places that you would recommend for invitations?

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    edited December 2011
    I made mine by hand. It's a bit of work, but it was worth it, I think. I got a lot of compliments on them, but more importantly-- I got exactly what I wanted and it cost about 1/4 less than anything CLOSE that I found online.I got my vertical pocketfolds (used them horizontally, though!), mattes, invitation stock, envelopes, and custom cut inserts from www.cardsandpockets.com and then used some ribbon and other things bought at the craft stores for my details.The majority of the frustration/work I did was getting my computer to "talk" correctly with my printer. The assembly was practically a cake-walk!
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    edited December 2011
    It's work to make your own but it's not too bad if you spread it out over time.  For us, the bulk of the time went into designing the invitations.  But--we got exactly what we wanted and had we commissioned someone to do it, it would have been 3-4 times the cost!  Plus, then we could carry our theme through the menu cards, escort cards, thank you notes, etc.  People really appreciated it and we got tons of compliments!I second cardsandpockets.  Their materials are great!
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    edited December 2011
    looks like ill be searching through cards and pockets this weekend! :)  i would love to create my own invites, my fiance thinks im crazy!
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    edited December 2011
    Sorry it's taken me so long to respond, I've been up north for a wdding for 3 days. I didn't find it very difficult at all to make my invites. My kit was by a company called Gartner and I just bought it at AC Moore. I LOVE my invitations and when people compliment them it means more because I made them myself. I should add a small disclaimer... I probably would have been tearing my hair out trying to make the invites if my FI wasn't so tech-savvy. We had to print the invitation wording on card stock and then stick it in the pocketfold, then print the RSVP card and tuck that in its proper pocket, then we had to print sticker labels to seal the whole thing. The printing of the invitation itself and the RSVP card went seamlessly, but the printer didn't recognize the paper size of the stickers that we were trying to print and he had to go in and format the printer correctly and there was a lot of trial and error involved in trying to get the writing centered on the stickers. Other than that though, it was really simple and totally worth it.
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