- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard
We are having a small, super low-key wedding in July. It is more like a reunion with a small ceremony thrown in. Our budget is itty-bitty ($2,000 total). We are getting married in FI’s mother’s backyard. The majority of money is going to chair/table rentals and food.
Originally, we agreed to send online save-the-dates and invitations. I would make a couple of handmade invitations for the folks who are not online. I am fine with this.
Then! I got the bright idea to send out these really delightful, illustrated, state-tourism postcards as save-the-dates. Ninety percent of our guests have never been to our state and it is somewhat of a “destination wedding” for them. The postcards are VERY US, so they are perfect. I bought them directly from the artist for $24. I win!
Now I will have to send out paper invites throught the mail, as well, right!? I found some cute ones that suit our theme perfectly – for $15 for the whole lot! And really, they are not horrible at all. They are print-at-home, but are a nice weight of paper and very simple. I do not think they look tacky at all, and I am picky about certain things. (Don’t get me wrong – in a perfect world I would have custom, letterpress invites and the whole nine yards. But, budget.)
Potential total = $151.1.
Versus online which could be free, or about $30 for an appycouple.com page.
Thoughts, folks? Perhaps I can eliminate the mailed RSVPs (save $42) and just have all those directed online, email, and phone? (Though I love getting mail and it would be fun to get those.)