Dual-language wedding invitations

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Hi, can anyone recommend a shop or online store that could help design and print up some dual language wedding invitations? I've had very little success so far by Googling...

 

All tips welcome!

 

Cheers.

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What are the two languages? It's possible someone nice on TT would translate for you as they typically don't have much text and there are plenty of bored people wasting their employer's time...

 

For the printers I can tentatively recommend the shop on Schweigerstr. about half way down the hill on the left as you go down, just before the bridge. I'm absolutely sure he speaks no English, he's an old Bavarian type, but seems very genuine and has a real printers place with big machines and is capable of printing on thick, profiled, or laminated paper. This is not something most printers will do - I asked many in Schwabing, around the uni and most said they would print to ~150gm plain paper (ie. no profile or texture in the paper) only and charge handsomely for it. This guy, I asked, took samples with me and he said no problem, quoted a very reasonable price, but I haven't had the work done yet so can't say 100% he's good. If you're interested I'll find and post his shop's name.

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They could also pay a prenuptial visit to Munich. :D

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Printers can send things by post.

 

As an Ex ProntaPrint owner I would say any printer will do this, normally you pick a card out of a book of samples, the printer sends them away with what you want printed on it and rarely prints them their selves, they normally don't have the embossing equipment to do it and print in silver requires special equipment. Shoving a pre embossed card in an offset printer doesn't work well. If you make sure your text is 100% in both languages and check the proofs careful virtually any printer can do it, also if you have a professional photographer doing you wedding pics they also do a similar service.

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We ordered blank cards that had an inner sheet of paper and then just printed the text ourselves, using a fancy font, natch. Worked fine, apart from the extra workload/stress thing.

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Thanks everyone, I'll be in Munich anyway before the wedding so will definately check that printer out. Cheers!

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I'm getting married next year and need both German and English invitations. I found this lady in Scotland who does beautiful hand-made invitations and she has told me that, as long as I send her a Word file of the German text, she'll be happy to print me some in German:

www.xoxo-wedding.co.uk/

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We've got the same situation, but have decided to just make 2 different sets of invitations - one in each language. That also allows for us to adapt each set according to the customs of that country, as there are slight differences.

 

I don't think any printer has a problem printing in whatever language you choose, as long as you prepare the text in advance yourself and just send them the file. Normally before its printed you have a chance to double-check everything just in case.

 

At the moment we're trying to decide whether to make them ourselves or just go with a company. Guess what we'll be doing over Christmas!

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Fun though isn't it dreamer? We've been doing the same thing... We decided that we'll do one invite with both languages on it to play up the international side of the wedding and get everyone used to seeing things in the other language. The wedding will be a bit of a surprise for guests of both nationalities as we'll take the best bits of each tradition rather than conforming to one or the other rigidly - it should be fun.

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we made out own invitations..worked out cheaper, and was nicer than anything I could have found here without paying a fortune, and matched our color scheme perfectly

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We kindof did -- hubby's brother is a graphic designer and he made us absolutely lovely invitations. I'll have to ask how much he'd charge to do the same for anyone else who's interested. He'd probably have to put it into his online portfolio, which he's just working on now...

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We are currently working on our dual-language wedding invitations. We decided to buy the wedding kit from http://www.gartnerstudios.com/index.cfm . They have really nice kits ready for customized printing. I will print half of the invitations in english and the other half in german. (Separate text option)

 

Our save-the-dates were german/english at the same time as there was more space on the card.

 

Greetz

 

Anja

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I am also looking for German and English wedding invitations... any recommendations for stationary shops in Frankfurt? Thanks!

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I've had no luck finding anything from a German site and also looking at prices I am appauled! Did most of you int'l couples get them done overseas? We will have to have English and German invitations, though our "save the date" probably will just be in English.

 

I could see myself emulating a style of invitation I've seen, but not sure my printer (bf has a laser jet) would do the job properly, especially if color is involved. How would I go about preparing a sample then having it printed off somewhere where they have better equipment?

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The problem is not really if the printer produces output that looks nice, most printers these days are pretty good, but more if it will print on the paper you want to use - ie. a bit thicker, 200gm and probably textured. Also the cost of the toner cartridges can be very high and getting a professional to print for you is not that much more.

 

As I guess you've probably noticed as soon as you walk into a place and say the 'W' word most shops add 50% to the price of everything so best to find a printing shop that just prints stuff you give them - ie. you go in with a PDF and come out a few days later with paper, and doesn't target people planning their wedding. As I said above you have to search around a bit but you may find a rather more traditional printers - I had no luck with dozens of printers near the university as they were just interested in printing dissertations on plain paper and binding it but our guy did us proud. We walked in with our own paper, thick card actually with a textured surface in huge A1 sheets, he cut it, printed and sorted it all for us.

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thanks Helles! i was surprised at how much people wanted for wedding invitations and having good computer equipment at home, felt i'd give it a go and do it myself. there's a print shop around the corner from my house. I'll inquire there first.

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