How many extra invites did you order?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How many extra invites did you/are you going to order?
    Not having paper invites. : (0 votes)
    Exact number only, no extras. : (1 votes)
    2 %
    1-5 extra. : (4 votes)
    8 %
    6-10 extra. : (13 votes)
    26 %
    11-15 extra. : (6 votes)
    12 %
    15-20 extra. : (9 votes)
    18 %
    20-25 extra. : (9 votes)
    18 %
    25+ extra. : (7 votes)
    14 %
    We ended up short. : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @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 # 5
    Member
    3084 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    Member
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @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
    Member
    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Our list kept going up and we only ended up with one extra!

    Post # 8
    Member
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
    Member
    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @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
    Member
    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    Member
    4163 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
    Member
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    Member
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    Member
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
    Member
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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!

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