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emeraldlover1

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I realize that these pics totally suck so I''ll try and take some better ones later this afternoon. I love the woman that I am working with on these. She did our save the dates too. Just from a price point perspective from a non DIY bride....my save the dates and invites cost me less than $1000 working with her. www.evenstarpaperie.com

What do you think?

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Hudson_Hawk

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They''re really beautiful! Are you psyched??
 

emeraldlover1

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. last one for now. I''ll take some more pics of the details later tonight for you to see. They really are quite amazing!

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They''re fabulous. I love how they look really inspired by a sense of place with the imagery of what looks to be a mountain range (??) and particularly the picture of the reception venue.
 

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Yay! Those look fantastic!!! If you don''t mind me asking, How many invites did you print up for $1000?
 

emeraldlover1

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Date: 4/15/2009 11:41:46 AM
Author: lliang_chi
Yay! Those look fantastic!!! If you don''t mind me asking, How many invites did you print up for $1000?
The invites came in at around $750 for 125. And...I went all out on the metallic paper choices and some fancy forest floor paper. I could have kept it at about $600 if I went with cheaper paper and didn''t have her use the ribbon. The labor and materials were the most expensive. Her design fee is really cheap something like $75.
 

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Date: 4/15/2009 11:39:43 AM
Author: mscushion
They''re fabulous. I love how they look really inspired by a sense of place with the imagery of what looks to be a mountain range (??) and particularly the picture of the reception venue.
yeah, I''ll take some up close pictures of that later. Thanks! That is exactly what I was going for.
 

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EM1, they''re fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! Your guests are going to be delighted to recieve these in the mail!
 

FrekeChild

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Those are absolutely awesome EM1!!!! Seriously. I can''t wait to see more pics!!!!
 

musey

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They''re just gorgeous!!!!
I would be so excited to get that in my mailbox.
 

nyc7782

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Did you include rehearsal dinner info in there? What about brunch if you''re having one? I am trying to decide whether to put that into the invitation packet since it''s a destination wedding and everyone is invited to all events. Thanks!
 

emeraldlover1

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Date: 4/15/2009 3:24:46 PM
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Did you include rehearsal dinner info in there? What about brunch if you''re having one? I am trying to decide whether to put that into the invitation packet since it''s a destination wedding and everyone is invited to all events. Thanks!
I did not. I haven''t even thought about the rehersal dinner invites yet because I don''t know who we are inviting.

I''m going to a destination wedding in june and their invites have all the weekend info in that.

If you do contact Tessa, let her know what you are considering and she will help you come up with something.
 

nyc7782

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Got it. Thanks for the info! Haven''t really thought about invites yet but I guess it''s almost time...and these are really gorgeous!
 

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Those are so beautiful. IMO invitations really help set the tone for your event, and as a guest I would be so very excited to receive those :)
 

emeraldlover1

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Here is some more detail. This is at the bottom of the main invite portion. These are birch leaves and very important to my family heritage.

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emeraldlover1

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OOh... you can see some of the forest floor paper above. One of the cool things about that paper is the back looks like wood detail. Here is a picture of the back of the front monogram where you can see the wood paper.

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emeraldlover1

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Please keep in mind this was the demo invite. In the real invite the guest response card is completely different. There are menu options etc. but I won''t have a real copy of that until they are finish being printed.

This is just another close up of the reception card that when taken out of the ribbon opens up to the direction card above.

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emeraldlover1

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The colors aren''t really showing up well on the computer but the gatefold paper is a metallic textured sage. The inside frame is a dark metallic purple and then a layered sage colored paper with the purple grosgrain ribbon. The frame on the actuall invite is the forest floor paper with the pinecones and some glitter and the front monogram also has that. Its hard to see unless you see it in person. The envelops are white which I thought was a nice contrast.

I''m going to go look for an example of the save the dates now so that you can see how they all went together.
 
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