Printing Wedding Invitations

So as most of you know I have an etsy site where I have some custom Wedding invitations.

If you don’t know already it’s here.    www.etsy.com/shop/WarmTidings  You can also click on the light to the right of this post.

Anyway a friend at work is getting married and found an invitation that she liked and asked if I could do something like it for her.   I of course said “No Problem”.  We then got into the discussion of printing the invitations.   Initially we were going to have them printed by a third party but then wasn’t sure if we could get the envelopes to look right and she couldn’t have all of the size cards that she wanted.

 

Envelopes.com came to the rescue.   I could get all of the sizes that she wanted for her cards and have envelopes that coordinated perfectly.   All I had to do was make sure that…

  1. I could size the pieces accordingly so that they printed nicely
  2. My printer actually was ok with such heavy cardstock.

#1 wasn’t a problem.  #2 was a different story.  Thank goodness I still had my backup printer for the cardstock.

So I printed everything using one printer for the cards and the other for the envelopes.   Because everything was one color and I used the color of the card to supply the background it didn’t use a whole lot of ink so that was super exciting.

 

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Using an Excel template I printed all of the guest envelopes as well so there was no hand writing involved.  I also did the return address on the flap of the envelope so all the bride had to do was put them together and put stamps on.  She also added a ribbon to the invitation to put them all together.

The best part about this was that the total weight of the invitation was light so she only needed one stamp on the outside envelope.

The other upside for the bride was that it turned out that she needed more than what we initially had thought and because I ordered extras it was no problem to print more for her. A task not so easy if we had used a commercial printer to print everything.

This was a super fun project and I hope to help other brides with their invitation in the future.

Also if anybody needs envelopes printed for anything please reach out.  I charge $0.25 per envelope, FYI way cheaper than Envelopes.com does.  🙂

Thanks for checking out my post!!!

Have a great week everybody!

-Stefanie

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