Mimio - The Artistry of Paper
Invitations were my favorite part of the wedding planning process, and a large part of that was due to my working with Stephanie Chen from Mimio. Having skimmed through so many catalogs, visited too many stationery stores, and browsed online for various options, I finally found Mimio in Old Town Pasadena.
I narrowed in on a design I liked, but was heartily disappointed to hear their prices (their average invitation package starts at about $6 per person). I told Stephanie I really wanted the design, but can't afford the price. She then told me of cost-saving ways (e.g., round the corners, do the wrapping, ribbon, and embossing myself). We managed to somehow bring down the cost from what would've been a $12/person to $4/person (this includes invitation, rsvp card, outer envelope). Granted, I had to a lot of extra tasks myself, but it was so worth it.
The invitations have since then become my inspiration for the overall theme of the wedding. The invitations arrived 3 weeks earlier than promised, and I could get to work on them and send them off right away. I highly recommend!