Comments on: Adventures in DIY Cost-Saving Wedding Invitations http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/ helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:52:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bianca http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/#comment-179244 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:36:45 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com?p=31596&preview_id=31596#comment-179244 Thanks Wanda! I used WeddingWoo for our wedding website. I wrote a review on it a while back. Here’s a link to the review: http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/weddingwoo-custom-wedding-websites-by-the-people-of-the-people/. Be sure to check out their examples. Every one of the websites are different and it was very helpful to me in figuring out what I wanted and needed…especially along the lines of the RSVP form.

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By: Wanda http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/#comment-179041 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:54:53 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com?p=31596&preview_id=31596#comment-179041 Hi! Love your invitations! Question, what wedding website did you use?

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By: RHONDA http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/#comment-138667 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:13:25 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com?p=31596&preview_id=31596#comment-138667 I too am very interested in finding out more about google voice. I am helping a niece who is on a very tight budget and this sounds like a great way to save on postage for rsvp’s. Also any information on free wedding websites would be great as well.

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By: Bianca http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/#comment-138475 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:57:41 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com?p=31596&preview_id=31596#comment-138475 Thanks Ann! I felt the same way while I was looking, but I found value in searching for fonts other pinners on Pinterest identified as good fonts to use for a variety of different purposes. I wound up downloading about 50 fonts and chose the font I thought our names looked the best in, LOL. :)

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By: Laura W http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/#comment-138466 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:32:33 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com?p=31596&preview_id=31596#comment-138466 Your invites are super pretty, Bianca! Great job! I wish I could have used the RSVP on our website, but I couldn’t trust the old folks in my family to do that. haha. Google Voice is a more appealing option, and I wish I had known about it before I bought our invitations because getting those RSVPs back has been a royal pain in my you-know-what.

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By: Monique http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/#comment-138456 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:39:39 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com?p=31596&preview_id=31596#comment-138456 Thanks a lot for the advice!

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By: Bianca http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/#comment-138448 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:46:26 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com?p=31596&preview_id=31596#comment-138448 Thanks Elaine! I used a Skillcraft cutting board. If you want to see how old and rickety it is, there’s a picture of it in my how-to save the date post: http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/biancas-budget-conscious-professional-grade-save-date/. The blade isn’t the best, but it served me well.

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By: Bianca http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/#comment-138447 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:40:18 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com?p=31596&preview_id=31596#comment-138447 I’m glad you’ve found my post helpful. Not all printers are able to handle this paper. It’s not porous, so inkjets are definitely a no-no. The other thing is, you’ve got to be sure that the toner from laser printer won’t smudge off. I ordered a sample paper and did a test print on half the paper, so I could reprint on the other half if needed. 80lb isn’t too difficult for printers, but 100lb is. To help with jamming, adjust the printer properties so that the machine knows what kind of impression to make on the paper. Typically printers have different settings for plain paper, labels, light weight paper, cardstock and more. Not changing this setting is more times than not the reason why cardstock jams in printers.

After you’ve addressed the paper-jam situation, if you find that your only printer option smudges, all hope is not lost. Learn from this savvy BSB reader who shares how she fixed a nightmare of a situation with her invitations smudging: http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2013/08/29/the-great-wedding-invitation-disaster-of-2009/. Smudging is a problem that can be fixed with a can of paper protectant.

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By: Ann {Bummed Bride} http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/#comment-138423 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 02:20:13 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com?p=31596&preview_id=31596#comment-138423 These invites look awesome. I really love the free fonts you found! When I was helping my friend create her wedding invitations that was one of our issues – finding good fonts. I use the Champagne & Limousines font all the time but I really love that handwritten font! I’ll definitely have to try it next time.

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By: Monique http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/adventures-diy-cost-saving-wedding-invitations/#comment-138418 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 22:14:55 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com?p=31596&preview_id=31596#comment-138418 Thanks. Before seeing your response, I was inspired by this post to try to make a design in MS Word that is similar to one I’ve been eyeing on Etsy (I used also used Modern No. 20 and P22 Corinthia for the script and damask dings1 for the designs I used in the background). I surprised myself! It is pretty simple and saved me $40. I have just one more follow up question: Did you need a special printer to print on brushed metallic cardstock? I was interested in trying metallic cardstock, but I wasn’t sure if I would be able to use any laser printer that accepts 80lb cardstock.

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