(Closed) First Major Disappointment

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

All the time. What I would do is talk to a 3rd person (1 = you, 2nd = fiance), or 4th person to figure out whether it’s worth your time and effort. They probably have a good idea of how busy/stressful your life is and your budget too. Most of the times, my mind is probably already made-up and I just need to get a confirmation from additional people. Otherwise, they can also talk you out of something that you shouldn’t be so caught up with. Everybody has different priorities and wedding planning is overwhelming so you must pick your battles.

Post # 4
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2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I’m leaning toward taking the money! I think it’s okay that the envelopes aren’t as nice as you’d hoped…no one keeps envelopes. Also, can we see pictures? And how much money would you be saving by getting 50% off?

 

Post # 5
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618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

So sorry about this!  Is there any way you could possibly mount them on heavier stock paper?  Then you could use the extra money and buy thicker envelopes, cool stamps and a calligrapher to fancy them up a bit? 

Post # 6
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3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Nice idea, missomally – if the fit btwn the invites and the envelopes isn’t already tight, that is.  Good luck!  We’d have to see to be able to really help, though.

Post # 7
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774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I am with missomally. I was thinking maybe you could save the dough and spruce them up some other way. Maybe mount them on a pretty scrapbook paper or cardstock that you would be happier with?

Post # 8
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45 posts
Newbee

i was going to suggest mounting them on a heavier cardstock as well!! plus using that extra money for a calligrapher would be a amazing, people love calligraphy and you can find really affordable ones on the wb classifieds and etsy!!

Post # 9
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262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Can you post pics of them on here and we can help w/ suggestions?  I’m sure there are things you can do to make them look better and saving 50% on the invites is awesome.  I know you want your invites to be awesome, but really, most people just look at them and then chuck them in the pile of mail they have on the table in the corner of the room. 

Post # 10
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

if you’d agreed on specific cardstock and they gave you something flimsier, it sounds like they didn’t carry out the job as agreed. could you use that to get them to reprint the invites but just keep the envelopes as they are.  most people don’t keep envelopes but they might keep your invite.

Post # 11
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440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I say save the money and spruce them up a bit. Or get a custom embosser and use it on the envelopes – I love embossers!

Post # 12
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428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

I think you should save the money and try to improve them on your own.  You could always mount them on more cardstock- that would make them less flimsy.  I would be scared that ordering them to reprint would give you the same quality and less time to fix it up.

Post # 13
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My envelopes were plain white, and looked super cheap. I ended up adding little blue flowersw/rhinestones to each one, and it helped a great deal.

Post # 14
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3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I know this is going to hurt a little… we put so much money, effort & tears into our invites (mine are labor intensive so I cry alot lol), but for the most part– people don’t keep them or remember what the invites looked like.

What is important is that you are happy with your invitations. I wouldn’t get them reprinted because the quality will likely be the same & why give them more business for messing up the first invitations?

I love the idea of doctoring your invites to your specifications. Once we know what they look like we’ll all be able to give you better suggestions! Save the 50% and prettify them or take your money elsewhere 🙂

Post # 16
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would vote for saving the money, spruce them up a bit with a cardstock backing and then turn your paper love to the ceremony and reception (programs, place cards, signs…)

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