Wedding Invites

By now it would be rather obvious that I’m a big Taobao fan. Haha. I almost always think of Taobao first whenever something pops up in my To-Buy list.

So it’s no surprise that I ordered my wedding invites from Taobao too. Even though some say it’s cheaper in JB. But the lazybones in me preferred to order with just a click of a few buttons instead of taking a train to JB.

I bought them from seller: 钻雅家居专营店, after chancing upon this design on Pinterest. So pretty!! Dennis loved it too! 😀

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Item URL: https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=17587429850
Price: S$1.20 each (inclusive of international shipping and local delivery)

I only ordered 40 pieces because we are not inviting many guests. It’s a family-only dinner.

But it was not a totally smooth transaction because I wanted them to print the inside card the way I designed. I dropped them an email but they responded with a template for me to fill in the details. It was all in Chinese OMG! 😦

For the life of me, my Chinese sucks big time!

I filled up the said template and they sent me a draft. Horror story! The draft was ridiculously fugly!!

I think their computers don’t have nice fonts so they gave me some hideous fonts. After exchanging a few emails, I gave up. Decided to go ahead with the ugly print and rectify them later myself.

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I am not lying when I said the fonts are horrible! 😦

And it’s printed on some cheap quality papers.

AND it’s in black & white instead of coloured.

Sighpie.

But the sleeves are very pretty though!! 😀

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It’s oriental looking enough to appease the elders me thinks! 😀 And the design is quite special too!

They also included red envelopes and gold seal stickers.

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So my very helpful brother decided to help me design the inner card. He’s a creative/ visual designer so he’s really good at it. Thank you so much bro!!! 😀

Went through many ideas and variations!

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I quite like the hugeass flower design but the white lines would peek through from the sleeves so it’s a no-no!

My final chosen design! 😀

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We sent it for printing at Ling Image.

Ling Image
Address: 420 North Bridge Road #01-03 North Bridge Centre
Contact: +65-63381243

But before that, we bought the papers from Fancy Papers, since Ling Image allowed us to print on our own papers below 300gsm.

Fancy Papers
Address: 420, North Bridge Road #01-26 North Bridge Centre, Singapore 188727
Contact: +65-63366132

50 shades of white.

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We didn’t know how the printing shop was going to align our print so we bought way too much paper. Each A4 paper was eventually sliced into 3. But it’s okay because I can use it for my Dancing Quinn shop too! 😛

Our invites fresh from the print shop!

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With the sleeves.

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They look so pretty tucked in too! 😀

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Total cost of our wedding invites:
40 x sleeves = $48
14 x inner cards = $3.50
2 x test print cards = $0.50
Printing and cutting services = $52.60
Total = $104.60

Each invite = $2.60

I think it’s reasonable considering that I got to fully customise the inner card + print full colour + double-sided. I didn’t show the reverse page because it’s just the address, directions and RSVP details.

Mighty pleased with it! 🙂

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