- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
So I just created my invitations and I got them printed out at VistaPrint. I was impressed with how they came out. I still have to do the inserts which I will do once I get that information like the accomodations.
I created my invitations in Photoshop. I downloaded fonts from http://www.fontsquirrel.com and http://www.dafont.com. I looked at different styles on etsy.com to get inspiration on how I want to put them together. Since I am doing a pocket invitation, I ordered a sample pocket and belly band from cardsandpockets.com so I can test it out with what I created.
1. Since I knew I was going to use the pocket envelope from Cards and Pockets, I got the dimensions of what the invitation should be. I then downloaded the template from VistaPrint of a flat 5×7 card and measured off what my invitation should be compared to the template.
2. I created my invitation based on different invitations I saw on etsy.com, taking pieces that I like and playing with different fonts. I also made a light pale line on the invitation on where I will have to cut it because the dimensions of the invite is actually smaller than the 5×7.
3. Once I was done, I printed it out to see if everything would work out on my invite. When it did, I submitted it to Vista Print.
This is the final invite from Vista Print after it has been printed and trimmed.
I also did the same with the belly band. I used the sample they sent me which just appears to be a piece of cardstock cut. I created a belly band using the same dimensions in Photoshop which I believe was 1.75 in x 11 in. I made a light line where it would be folded. I then downloaded the Vista Print Flyer template and put 4 bellybands on one sheet. I haven’t received these yet because I ordered them after I ordered the invites (I will receive them in about 3 days)but I am sure they will come out great.
This is just a bellyband I printed out and tested on regular paper. I will receive the one from Vista Print later this week
I came across an idea of having a QR code with the invites. I made our wedding website and went to http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ to create a QR Barcode for our website. I then took advantage of the 250 free premium business cards and made a business card to stick on the front of the pocket mentioning the website and also scanning the barcode to go straight to the website from your smartphone. Those came in with the invites and the quality of them came out great.
This is the final one from Vista Print. I have to trim it a little with the edges because of the bleed line when I made it. But overall, I am happy.
Lastily, I made the RSVP cards using the Vista Print RSVP card template. Those haven’t came in yet either. I will post later on how those turn out.
This is just the RSVP I printed out and tested on regular paper. I will receive the one from Vista Print later this week
So my first order with Vista Print, I just ordered 10 invites which was the smallest number I can order so I can see how it would work with the pocket invite and I ordered the business cards. This was about $11.
The second order, I had purchased a groupon for $17 for $70 worth of printing. Then I found a promo code to take $40 off purchase if it was more than $100. And if I would have thought about it, I probably would have got free shipping using another code but I ended up paying for shipping which was $12.00. So with buying 70 Flat 5×7 Invites (since I already bought 10), 80 RSVP cards, and 25 Flyers for the bellybands I paid about $25 which included the shipping.