Post # 1
I’m having a peacock themed wedding, and found some beautiful peacock wedding invitations on etsy. However, they are extremely expensive, and made in Holland I think. I’m new to etsy so I’m not sure whether to trust them or not. I was going to buy the sample pack but it only comes with 2 invitations and is $35!! Yikes!! Can you imagine how much the actual invitations are? Plus we’re having a hard time narrowing down our guest list so I’m not sure even how many invitations we’ll need. I wanted to get the save-the-date cards sent out ASAP since we have a lot of out of town guests too. So I feel like I need to get things going in this arena.
I’ve been seeing that a lot of brides buy the diy kits from Micheal’s and I was thinking of going that route and adding some peacock feathers and ribbon matching our color scheme. What I’m worried about with that is the invitations looking like a home srapbook project. There’s nothing wrong with that (especially since I’m a scrapbooker myself), except all the invites to all the major events I’ve held in my life have been made by my mother and I. They all looked great, but I wanted something extra special for our wedding. I wanted something elegant, that sets the theme for the day.
I want to see all of your beautiful invitations out there!! Tell me where you got them, how much you spent, and what the total budget for your wedding is. Also, when did all of you buy your invitations and have your guest list finalized?
Below are the pictures of the invtes from etsy that I was thinking about. They have all the elements I was looking for: peacock feathers, custom colors, and vintage style. But the price…don’t know if that’s worthit. Our total budget for the wedding is $18,000. These could cost us $1000+. Thoughts? Alternatives?
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Post # 3
I like the wax seal! Do you want to include real feathers or somehow incorporate feathers as part of the invitation design (like just printed images of feathers). I guess as a guest I’m just thinking I wouldn’t be sure what to make of receiving real feathers in the mail.
Post # 4
No no no! Do NOT spend $1000 on those invitations, you can get them much cheaper. I am also a peacock bride, and I got my invites on Etsy. I am at work right now, and don’t have them with me, but when I get home I will post pics so you can see what we did. 🙂
ETA: We included real peacock feathers in our invites- and we have received nonstop RAVE reviews since we sent them out. 🙂
Post # 5
Monkeygirl, I’m so interested in seeing your invites!! The invites in the picture above are acutally from etsy. I’m not sure what the total cost would be, but my So and I were estimating around $800. Yikes!!
I do want to incorporate real feathers, I like that it’s different and elegant. Fun!!
Can’t wait to see your pics!! Or just send me the link to the ones you bought.
Post # 6
Sorry my fellow peacock bride, I was away for the past few days and this is the first chance I’ve had to post pics. I didn’t want you to think I forgot you, because I definitely didn’t!
Please disregard the poor quality photos, I just wanted to give you an idea of what we did. I ordered my invitations from this Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/arippke
Our wedding colors are dark plum, apple green, and silver. I got 100 invitations and reply cards with envelopes for $300 plus shipping from this Etsy seller. The invitations are flat, and not raised like the fancier invitations, but I loved the design and knew that I could fancy them up myself to achieve the look I wanted. When the invitations arrived, I took one to the craft store and bought spools of satin ribbon in the apple green to match the lettering. I had already bought peacock feathers online and just cut them down to use for the invitation accent. Then I went to Staples and bought silver-lined envelopes to use for mailing. I took the apple green ribbon and tied it around the invitation and slid the reply card and envelope along with the hotel info card under the ribbon in the back. Then I slid the peacock feather in the front where the ribbon was tied- and voila!- a fancy looking invitation, exactly what we wanted, for a fraction of the cost. 🙂
This is my invitation and reply card BEFORE I added the satin ribbon and peacock feather embellishment:
This is the invitation AFTER I added the ribbon and the feather:
Post # 7
Oh, one more thing I forgot to mention- the Etsy shop where I bought my invites also has a peacock designed invitation in case you decide you don’t want to go with real feathers but still want to have the peacock design.
Post # 8
Monkeygirl I totally love your invites! You did an awesome job!! I wish I would have seen those sooner and I totally would have gone that route! We decided to go with the ones similar to what we posted above. Sticker shock is still holding me captive but my SO really loved those and it will be worthit I’m sure. Thank you for getting back to me though!! That was soooo nice!!
Post # 9
No problem- happy to help! Good luck with all the planning. 🙂
Post # 10
here are my fave
Post # 11
check out the getmarried.com online shop. i bought my wedding invites from them (they mostly run 100 for $94) and i noticed that they did have a pretty peacock invite. you should check them out…
Post # 12
I had to create an account just so I could respond to this post.
I am having a peacock themed wedding and we needed something affordable. I got my wedding invitations SO cheap and they are so wonderful. I ordered them from a seller on etsy. She has lots of different designs and even multiple peacock designs. She was also easy to work with and helped me customize it. We also messed up on the time after they were shipped and she helped us with new ones just for the cost of shipping. She’s really popular ot Etsy. There is a link to my listing below.
Post # 13
I also ordered my peacock invitations on etsy. I haven’t received them yet, but she is in production wtih them and I’ll get them soon. Here they are:
I had her change the colors to incorporate more plum than the teal and we changed the ribbon color to a “peacock blue” which is what my table cloths will be. BMs still wearing plum however.