Today I ordered my cardstock from cardsandpockets.com. I really like the idea of doing my own invites (I like to do crafts and stuff) and my sister is an awesome artist. I know I have a long time but I just want to see what I'm working with and from what I hear from some girls that have do it themselves, it can take a few months to put together. I am going to do the pocket folders now, but not do the actual invites, belly bands and monogram until next year. I ordered some samples last week and I am going with the metallic merlot color. It is a shimmery deep plum color. I ordered them precut to 16 x 7 inches just to make my life easier. They came to 66 cents a piece which is awesome. I plan to follow the directions from "the road to the aisle" blog. So this weekend I'm going to tackle scoring and folding. And once we figure out what we are doing for our engagement party, I will be doing them myself also. Below is an example of the look I am going for.