(Closed) Invitation Decisions – help me justify another expenditure!

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

If it’s any help, I actually prefer the first invite.   But I do know what it’slike to have your heart set on something—I loved the plantable invitations!  But I put invites on my “not as important” list.   I guess you need to really think about HOW much they mean to you.  And would the floral one detract from your wedding

Post # 4
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i don’t know much about the cost of invites, i did diy… but since you have a use for the other ones if it’s in your budget i think it’s a good idea.

Post # 5
1580 posts
Bumble bee

Sorry- I’m not going to help you justify spending an extra $300. I think a lot of brides actually list invitations on their “not worth the money” list.

The first invitation is pretty and will be just fine πŸ™‚ If it will make you feel better, go buy yourself for something for $150 and justify it by the fact that you “saved” $150. haha.

Post # 6
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am usually really against spending extra money on wedding related things, its such a slippery slope my friend πŸ™‚  But, were you planning on doing programs anyway?  If that were the case, then maybe you would be justified. 

Post # 7
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I actually like the first one better as well. Maybe you could use those to do letterpress on? I think that the second ones look really hard to read. The think that is going to keep me from spending alot of money on invites is the fact that everyone throws them away. Sad but true.

Post # 8
2634 posts
Sugar bee

Are you a “paper” person?

I’m not, so spending a LOT on invites wasn’t very important to us.  And I agree with MissChirpie – people are just going to throw them away.

I say stick with the originals.

Post # 10
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Im a HUGE paper person, and i LOVE LOVE LOVE the second one!!  its amazing, unusual, breathtaking, and unique.  If its your style, i would totally go fot it!!!!

Post # 11
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

me personally- I say go with the ones you love! You get married one time your whole life,….. and you love these so much… so get em’ girl!!    By the way,… I LOVE the 2nd one myself!!!

Post # 12
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the second ones.  the first ones are just “eh” to me.  I am a total paper person.  Can you just get the invite letterpressed?  Then do flat printing for the RSVP cards?  That would save you money!  We did letterpress invites and if I could do it over again I would just do letterpress for the invite, and flat printing (aka using the printer at work!) for the rest of the pieces. 

I think the second one would also look nice framed, and wouldn’t take over a room too much.  That’s the issue I’m dealing with now, is how to fit my grey-and-pink invite into my blue-and-brown living room or my orange kitchen! 

I really think the second ones have a HUGE WOW factor, people will remember them.  Of course, some people will complain but that’s what people do.  (They might be hard to read for the older generations.)

Post # 13
44 posts

I suppose the thing you need to ask yourself is, “Who are the invitations for?” Are they for you or for your guests? I think the letterpress ones would be incredibly hard to read for anyone older or anyone who has vision difficulties. And why invite someone to your wedding using something he/she cannot read?

Invitations weren’t very important to me, so when a family friend offered to design them, I said yes. The one thing that mattered to me was big clear text so my grandparents (and other older guests) could read them. The friend created a design that we could just print onto ivory paper from a regular color printer. Each invitation was just an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper with all the details and RSVP info in big letters in a pretty font, with pretty colors and a bell design. We didn’t have reply cards or separate pieces or anything like that.

I wondered what people would think of the invitations, since they seemed less formal than the usual type. But my mom (who was the RSVP contact) said that she kept hearing, over and over again, “What wonderful invitations! You could read them without your glasses!”

The font we used is called Patrick. I highly recommend it. πŸ™‚

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