Post # 1
I am getting my invitations and inserts together. They are cute, but really not at all fancy. I am not doing a pocketfold, and I wasn’t planning on doing a bellyband to tie them together. And nope, no inner/outer envelopes- just one envelope. I have the invitation and matching RSVP I got from Minted.com with a groupon, and 3 inserts I designed myself and got printed online. I guess I just feel a little insecure about my wedding inviations. I feel like everyones invitations are so pretty and perfectly put together… and mine are definitely the type B wedding invitations. Anyone else have casual invites that don’t resemble anything in bridal magazines?!
Post # 3
I have never seen a very nice wedding invitation in real life. I only see them on websites and on photographers’ blogs.
Post # 4
Actually, most people I know DON’T have fancy ones. They just get a printout kit from Target or someplace, or they get them from Etsy.
I will probably have fancy ones if I can be arsed to design them and put them all through the Cricut, but I think I am in the minority.
Post # 5
Nope. Invitations were one thing I refused to spend a lot on.
Post # 6
Thanks everyone, I feel better! For whatever reason, I have gotten fancy wedding invitations every time I have been to a wedding. I was starting to feel like I was doing something wrong by trying to keep it simple.
Post # 7
We have a one page card, front & back. No reply cards, no extra reception insert. But we did use Minted so the paper quality is nice =)
Post # 8
I always have the urge to point out that those pocketfolds are most def a trend…when people get going on their anti trend trains.
But yeah, have never seen them in real life. Last invite we got was one piece of nice paper folded like a letter. The one before that was staionary sized but also just one piece with a piece of vellum.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Mine are not fancy. No rhinestones, ribon, vellum, embossing, (what the hell even IS that?!!!), no seals…. Just metallic cardstock with 2 ink colors and a cool font!
The only thing remotely fancy I’m going is corner cutting the corners to dresws it up a little:
Post # 10
Mine arent fancy…I bought a kit from Michaels from the “BRIDES” collection….I love how the envelopes have the same floral design 🙂 Here are my invites and response cards and envelopes…and a stock photo. Approx $80 for 80 invites
Post # 11
Fiance wanted some fancy scroll invitations. I told him that if he wanted to spend $8+ for each person, then that could come out of his own wallet.
Post # 12
Mine aren’t fancy! I still ended up paying $500 for them which I think is ridiculous, but its a wedding so everything is stupid expensive.
We are doing inner envelopes, but no bellyband, pocketfolds, etc. Just invite, RSVP card/envelope, and a card with hotel info and directions. These things are just gonna get thrown away anyway, don’t stress over them!
Post # 13
Our invites are going to be pocketfolds with ribbon bellyband and cascading design on the insert cards, but I’m making them myself because I love to do that sort of stuff and can do it on the cheap. If I didn’t enjoy being crafty, I would totally just buy something I liked from Michaels or a similar store.
It only matters if it matters to you. If it’s going to bother you that you don’t have fancy invites, then get fancy invites. If not, no big deal!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
My invites are from Minted and to me they aren’t fancy (they are very pretty and my dream invites though), but in our small town they’ll be considered fancier and special. I think ‘fancy’ is relative (: I’ve never seen any invites IRL that I consider fancy. I mostly just see them on blogs and stuff, which we all know isn’t a realistic standard 😉
Post # 15
Our invitations will be a fancy pocketfold but that’s just oir preference. Everyones invites are different, don’t worry. I’m sure yours are beautiful.
Post # 16
What I’ve found is people do not care. I never understood why folks spend so much money and time on invitations. They just get thrown out for the most part. It’s to provide information about the wedding, that’s the purpose. I didn’t spend a ton of money on the invitations and did them on Vistaprint. I still got compliments on them. I didn’t do pocketfolds or ribbons or things like that. Just the invitation with pertinent info and the RSVP card. I spent like $40 on invitations and my magnet Save the Dates using Groupons and such