(Closed) can’t bring myself to care about wedding invites…

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m torn on this.  I ended up having super fancy and expensive invites but that’s because my mother wanted them.  One the one hand, it’s just a piece of paper that will eventually end up in the trash.  But on the other hand this is really the first item that sets the tone of what people expect from your wedding.  I would go to a site like http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com and pick something pretty that matches your colors/theme and order there.  That way, you have something beautiful and interesting, but with very little effort from you.  And they are relatively inexpensive.

Post # 5
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1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We picked a pretty design from an etsy seller, figured out our wording, and ordered. We had postcards for rsvps, which kept us to one stamp per envelope. And I got complements on how cute and pretty my invitations were. So, easy and simple can still set the tone for a lovely wedding.

Post # 7
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400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I brought mine from a paper store that was going out of business, and printed them myself.    They look fantastic by the way and printing and postage will end up at around $100. My mom says she can’t believe i printed thema nd put them together myself.  There are a lot at marshalls really cheap ( by Brides magazine) if theres one around you check them out.  also a friend of mine is using 123print.com.  And getting invites and rsvp cards/env for about $100.

Post # 8
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962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

PP mentioned 123print.com – I’d also like to throw out there vistaprint.com.  There are a ton of free codes you can get online for vistaprint and you can use their templates (they have plenty!) or upload your own inspirations.  My FH created ours in photoshop then we u/l the design to vistaprint.  because we had to pay extra for full color back and using our own design we ended up paying $86 for 100 invitations, reception cards and RSVPs total.  if you use their templates it’ll be half that, easy!

feel free to PM me if you have any questions.  i’ve used them for our digital photo cards, STDs and guestbook cards too!  (and address labels, “just married” magnet for the car, etc…)

Post # 9
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400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah i love vista print i got a bunch of their free stuff i also ordered a just married magnet from them.  I could just go on about them. But i priced both vistaprint and 123 invites and 123 is cheaper for invites and they use linen like paper.

Post # 10
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2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Searching etsy for invites made my head explode.  Everything is so pretty, and there are like a billion and one options and they’re all endlessly customizable for the most part since you’re working with an independent seller.  I can’t get too excited about invites either, and I think it’s just because I find them too overwhelming!  I might just have FI pick them out on his own haha.  

I don’t want to go the vistaprint route, because I’ve heard lots of bad consumer reviews about them (being signed up for things then forced to pay for them when they never requested them to begin with, product quality issues, etc.) and a friend who used their services got back an incredibly low-quality product herself, plus was scammed into buying more than she wanted because of the misleading “offer links” that pop up after you place your order, PLUS the order takes forever to arrive for no good reason.  But I definitely don’t want to be sucked into the world of needing letterpress and my flower silhouette aligned just so, and so on…I mean, really, everyone does just trash them for the most part and there are just TOO. MANY. OPTIONS.  Making them myself would make my frustrations even worse, perpetual perfectionist that I am.  Maybe give your fiancé the invites as a chore too, haha.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Pick some that more or less fit the tone of what you want and just GO WITH IT.

Invites are kind of a waste of time if you aren’t super into paper goods. I was racking my brain over them and finally I said I didn’t care, picked a design, and moved on!

I can totally relate. Pick something decent and go onto the next step or you’ll drive yourself NUTS. Nobody REALLY cares that much about the invites unless you go above and beyond cutting things out, gluing fabric on them, and making them crazy. they’ll stick them on their fridge, write the day in the calendar, and call it a day. So don’t stress

Post # 13
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Busy bee

 I’m with you I think its a waste of time unless you love that stuff. Pick something nice that you like end of story. My friend had her wedding a year ago now and the invite they sent was elegant, but over the top like I want to impress people not I really like it so I’ll end it (i know because I’ve known her since forever) and that was just sad in my opinion. So go with something and move on to something you find more important

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

YES! I just got my invites from Etsy and the woman is fabulous! She has several different styles to chose from and her prices are unbelievably reasonable. Even if invites aren’t your thing – her invites make it look like you spent months choosing the design. LVandy27 is her user name on Etsy. Her name is Laura and her designs are some of the best I’ve ever seen. Good luck!

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