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I ordered my paper for my invitations last week and they all arrived while I was in Knoxville! I’m hoping to print and assemble my invites this weekend! Seems like a daunting task but I hope to send them out on Monday! Wish me luck! :)

Here’s a breakdown of what I ordered:

100 sheets of SeaGlass Metallic Cover= $54

100 sheets of IceBlue Metallic Cover= $54

100 sheets of Opal Stardream Cardstock= $21.95

200 Opal Stardream Envelopes= 37.90

Total: 167.85 for all the papers

I created cutting templates so that I can take the papers to Kinko’s to get the papers cut. They charge $1 per cut. The invites are 3 layers. Seaglass, Opal, and Ice blue being the printed part of the invite. Here’s the templates I created:

This will yield the 3 pieces for each invite, plus a response card and map card. :)

My invites are going to cost me less than $1 per invite without postage. I’ll share the breakdown on that with y’all when I show you the final product. Plus I will have extra paper left over for menu cards and other miscellaneous paper products! Wahoo! Wish me luck this weekend! :)

Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

    • shamika
    • February 27th, 2009

    How are the invites less than $1 a piece when it costs $1 to cut. How many can they cut at once? Just curious because good idea. Also did you make the template using a program

    • Shamika
    • February 27th, 2009

    you are so crafty! I would of never thought to do that. I am learning so much from you. Thanks for all the tips

  1. shamika- They can cut 100s of sheets at a time. It should cost me $16 total for all the cuts for all the different papers. I will post another update first of next week with the breakdown. I made the templates using Adobe InDesign. :)

    • Omaira
    • February 27th, 2009

    where did you order the paper from?

  2. I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

  3. Beautiful colours! I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

    • Amy
    • February 28th, 2009

    I so wouldn’t trust myself to do this, but I have faith in you! I hope it all goes well. I can’t wait to see them.

  4. Hi! I´m Beatriz, I´m from Spain and looking for the web I find your blog. It´s very good, I like very much and I try to undertands everything but I speak english a little. I promise to be a faithful fan. I have a blog about general weddings too in spanish. If you like I waiting your comments.
    Thanks to a fashion blog, it´s no normal at the internet and sorry for my english.

    • Nicole R.
    • March 2nd, 2009

    Love the colors and can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with them! Yey for DIY!

    • CL
    • March 2nd, 2009

    explain how you printed them and how much it cost to print them

    • Jackie
    • March 2nd, 2009

    I agree with the other bloggers, you’ve done a great job with these. Where did you order the paper from? I am looking to start my invitations and would love to know where you got such great stock!

    • Taysha Urquhart
    • March 3rd, 2009

    I love the step-by-step!! Thank you

    Anyway you can post the file for the template??? or know of any online site.

    • Jess
    • March 3rd, 2009

    I love the finished invites! How did you come up with the cut guidelines? I’m racking my brain over this aspect!!

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