Post # 1
OK, I know this is something that should have been obvious, but I completely over-ordered my invitation supplies. I did DIY, and got the stationary from papersource.com, and I was thinking, I have 50 guests, so I need at least 50 sets of everything, plus extras for printing mistakes. So I ordered like 75 of everything. But Duh! Most invitations go to couples or families, so I actually only needed 27 total invitations and now I have a ton of extra paper, and I wasted money on it. I am going to use the extras for thank you cards, and maybe print up personalized cards, so it won’t be wasted, but I could have saved money if only I was smarter! (And I have a PhD in Engineering.)
Post # 3
Paper Source is actually really good about changing orders. If you call them quickly, it’s probably fix-able. And they’re also pretty good about returns, if it’s not fix-able. They include the shipping label with the original package, so you can just drop it off at FedEx. No worries! We’ve all done this!
Post # 4
There are a lot of us on here that did the same thing.
You are in good company!
I’m sure you’ll put all that stationary to great use 🙂
Post # 5
I actually did the same thing. I ordered too many, or at least I thought I did, I had forgotten that when some A-list people couldn’t come, I needed to send the B-list people invites. Don’t forget to sent yourself one, keep one for the scrapbook, and give one to the photographer to take pictures of. Good idea with the thank you notes, but may want to hold off on those until you are sure you won’t need any more invites.
Post # 6
I did that with my stamps for my save the date postcards. It’s okay!! 🙂
Post # 7
Haha! Yup, I did the same thing. I also ordered STD supplies, but didn’t get around to even thinking about STDs until T-minus 4 months (engagement was less than 6 months long) and by then everyone knew the date anyway, so I scrapped it. Hello, at-home cards! Yeah, I guess I procrastinate a little. Oh, and I’m getting married in less than 2 months and my invitations have yet to be completed, let alone sent out. Turns out I need a lot more double sided tape and ribbon…
Post # 8
You can use the extra paper for programs, favor tags, table numbers, etc. Don’t worry, you’ll definitely find a use for all the leftovers!
Post # 9
Oh and I did the same thing with my RSVP cards. I had one card printed up for each person instead of each couple/family….needless to say I have an abundance of pink chicken and salmon laced cards…
Post # 10
That’s a super common mistake! Fortunately, my BM pointed this out to me really early on, but I’m sure I would have done the same thing!
Post # 11
I did this on our Save the Dates, ordered 250 instead of 125, now that was a costly mistake! I guess I’ll be able to at least reuse the envelopes for thank you cards…
Post # 12
Heehee… that’s so cute. We’ve all had our moments. =)
Can’t ever not have enough nice paper/cardstock though! I’m sure you’ll find plenty of uses for it. I had so much fun making programs, thank you cards, gifts for my BMs, I wish I had more to play around with!
Post # 13
thankfully, we realized the actual number needed when we drew up the address list for FSIL, who graciously offered to address our STDs. however, i still managed to screw up the order and were one packet short! to get us through, i was able to combine some notifications for the STDs, sending one to a family with grown children, rather than one to the parents and one each to the children. our list is small enough that we squeaked through, but it was close. it’s not proper etiquette, but they all knew the date anyway and it wasn’t worth the cost of ordering extra, especially since they will each get their own invite. 🙂
you’ll definitely use the paper, though. we were at paper source last weekend and bought a TON of stuff to make envelopes and other paper project. once we thought it through, it was more than we’d expected, but having extra paper around is never a bad thing.
if you still have extra closer to the date, how about custom stationary for the wedding party?
Post # 14
Good idea missm! I love hearing that I am not alone!