Alhamdulillah, jodoh kesampaian jugak.. :)
My dad really liked the kraft card idea for invites becouse it exude a rustic and eco feel to it. I loved it too, so I thought of having it like a comic book/exercise book look to it. But when I asked the wedding card printing companies about it, wow. Totally blown away by the prices! In a bad way. :( They were likerm2 to rm3 a piece. And they weren't even the design I really liked.
So again, I started my hunt for the kraft paper and yes! Thanks to Otto's cousin who worked at Techno Graphic, he told us there were a bunch in stock and were selling at a mere rm24 for 100 pieces! Joy!!!
Returned to Chu; (who designed my engagement invites too!) and provided her my ideas for the card, Otto's sketch of us for the cover, and handed everything to her! And yes, I have never been disappointed by her work! Brilliant as always! She edits immediately whatever needs to be edited and helps you in every way possible! Highly recommended!
|In the process, trusty printer, and That 70's Show playing nonstop to keep me company while printing. :p|
|Otto's Sketch of us, Chu's awesome comic book design, implememnting all my ideas! :D|
More details on the cover and inlay of my card can be seen at her blog HERE!
I had Otto sketch a simple one of us to be used for doorgift and also for a custom stamp for our envelopes, just to jazz up our empty envelopes! Custom stamp was RM23, and envelopes were roughly RM7.50 for 100 pieces. :D
|I got the "Handmade from the Heart" stamp from a craft store for about RM12 if I'm not mistaken. :p|
|Found alphabet stamps that were a mere RM7 for a whole set. Hoyeah! *punches air*|
My advise for invites? Survey as many places as you can! It may be cheaper for you to print than to DiY. In my case, I didn't need a lot of invites since Otto and I were having separate receptions (due to our parents' abundant families and friends :D). So I basically just needed invites for my own family and friends which didn't even reach 300 pieces. So yes, in my case, DIY was cheaper since most printing services had a minimum order of 500. Boo. Good luck B2Bs! :)