Post # 1
I was planning on 7-8 extra (we only need 17 to begin with), but the company that did our Save-The-Date Cards (not doing our invites) suggests ordering 25 extra invites.
How many extra invites did you/are you going to order?
Post # 3
@renwoman: 25 extra when you are only sending out 17!? That makes no sense.. I could see 25 extra if you are ordering 100+ (even then, I think 25 is too many). We are going to only have 4 extras because we ordered from VistaPrint and their quantities are either 100 or jump to 150 (we are sending out 96). I figure we can always order 10 more later if we need to!
ETA: I think 7-8 extra for you should be PLENTY!
Post # 4
@Bri1o: Yeah I think the company is trying to get some extra busniess. 25 seemed a bit of overkill to me.
Post # 5
We are ordering something like 10 extra, I think. I feel like we aren’t ordering enough, so I might bump it up. I’m super neurotic though and worry about crap like that.
Post # 6
@renwoman: i am glaf i ordered 25 extra invites bc i had a huge disaster with my invites. I brought them to the PO to mail abd bc of the awkward size, i wanted to make sure i put enough postage. So i asked the clerk and she weighed it ans she said yes and dumped them in the mailing bin. Well, I got 15 back and had to mail out new ones bc they were destryed by the time they got back to me and some got lost!
Post # 7
Our list kept going up and we only ended up with one extra!
Post # 8
@Bri1o: I ordered about 25 extra… We’re sending our invites out this week and it’s a good thing too bc as of now we only have about 10 left lol
Post # 9
I’m making them myself, but I’ll be ordering extra to make around 100 invites.. I’ll only need 50.
I’ll probably have to use alot of “tests” though.
Post # 10
@hazyleyedbeauty: well thats good! How many were you sending out originally? I know I am cutting it close with only 4 extras but took a risk at the opportunity to save some money haha
Post # 11
My invites come in packs of 50, and we bought 2. Originally we thought we were going to need 96 of them, but cut down the list a bit more and will only send about 80. Honestly, I would only have a few extra- one to save and a couple in case one gets messed up. More than that is just asking for the wedding guest list to get out of hand.
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
If you need 17, I would order 5 extras. You’ll want to give your photographer a set to take photos, and 1-2 for you. Extra envelopes are a plus- I messed up addressing a couple, so I would have 5 extra envelopes, outside of the extra invites. (So 22 invites, 27 total outer envelopes)
Post # 13
We only needed 20-21 invites but I ordered 25 extra…I have no idea why, it makes no sense at all in hindsight but I was thinking about “just in case” and I was paranoid :/
Post # 14
25 extra is way more than you should need. I think 10 is plenty and that’s airing on the side of caution. I needed 85 and i only ordered 100 total. i think the printing company is just trying to get some extra money from you.
Post # 15
Because of how we had to order from Minted, we ended up with about 25 extras. We used a lot of them with last minute additions to our list, but we WAY overbought to begin with. What the heck am I going to do with 20 extra invite sets lol.
Post # 16
I made ours, we had NONE extra but wound up needing about 3 extra for last-minute invites (and I made an extra-nice one for us to keep!)
Also, re: licking envelopes… I used a slightly damp sponge for that and it was AWESEOME!