How many extra invitations should I order?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

have you already mocked up what you are going to do?  I found that once I knew exactly what we were doing, there weren’t too many screw-ups.  You could probably go with about 10 extras, just to be on the safe side (and make sure you make one for yourself to keep!).

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

@MsGinkgo:  Between 60-65 should be enough.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i’m planning on ordering 12 extra invitations/rsvp cards/inserts, and 20 extra envelopes. i know my mom wants one to put in an album, so do my future in laws. i will frame one. that gives me 9 extra sets if something happens, and a bunch of extra envelopes.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MsGinkgo:  probably by hand. i’ve been practicing calligraphy. kinda.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Honestly, extra envelopes are the most important. My mom did ours with calligraphy, and messed up a lot, despite being super careful.  We seriously messed up 30 envelopes, but didn’t mess up any invitations.

My guess would be if you are doing labels  you would not need as many extras. But, if you are writing them by hand I would get extras. How much are your envelopes by the way? I see you mentioned they were expensive. Ours were super thick and felt really nice, but were only 33 cents per envelope.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MsGinkgo:  Hmm, I can see why you don’t want to buy more than you have to. That adds up quick. You wedding is far enough away that you could order the bare minimum now, see if it is enough, and then order extras if you need to.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MsGinkgo:  We are going to need to send out 67 and we bought materials for 75 for cushion 

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