(Closed) Invitation design- who cares?!?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How much do you care about your invitation style?
    Absolutely Obsessed- spending lots of $ on the perfect style : (5 votes)
    14 %
    Pretty involved- DIYing it for the perfect style : (15 votes)
    43 %
    Who cares? neutral/don't care/not that important : (15 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    sorry – I’m the exact opposite. But I have a Masters in Fine Art and work as a dealer so it’s just what I’m into. Our invitation is going to be used as a poster and the entire wedding is based around the invitation. 

    Post # 4
    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @whitters333: I just want to say up front that you might get a little flack for this post…I think there are many brides who really care about their invites. It’s all about what’s important to each bride.

    BUT, I do feel the same in that invitations were not high on my priority or my budget list.

    Post # 5
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I was one of the brides that obsessed over my invitations, and for the record, I got rave reviews 🙂

    Post # 6
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I was pretty into my invites.  I slaved our my DIY ones.  I kind of felt like it was 1) the first chance to show what my wedding might be and 2) had a Martha Stewart reputation to protect. 

    I think there’s lots of people that think the invitation just doesn’t matter… it’s all about your individual priorities.

    Post # 7
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I didn’t pick my invites for one single person besides myself – I am obsessed with paper, I shop for paper and paper products, I scrapbook (both digitally and in paper format), I enjoy paper, so obviously my invites are special to me.

    I’m spending about $600.00 for my invitation suite and I”m okay with that, because I WILL keep a copy of my invite and they are special to me.  In comparison, I bought my wedding dress off the rack, no alterations needed, done and done….so i’m not obsessed with wedding dresses in the least bit….

    Sidenote – I recently received an invitation for a friend’s wedding which was clearly done on an inkjet printer (bad printing), on paper that was not evenly cut and the presentation looked poor which lead me to believe she really didn’t care about how she invited us to the wedding…

    Post # 8
    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Meh, I dont want to spend a TON, but I dont want them to be ugly lol

    ETA: my save the dates were another story. I slaved over DIY save the date hankies and they turned out amazing

    Post # 9
    1335 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @HoneyBear: I feel the exact same way 🙂

    I’m DIYing our invites and really hope they turn out nicely.

    Post # 10
    4415 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Right now I’m picking out invitations for the reception we’re have for family and friends to celebrate our marriage. We eloped, and the family insisted that we have a party to celebrate.

    Anyway, I’m searching for just the right invitations.

    The thing with invitations is that they set the tone for your wedding. They let the guests know if the wedding is informal or formal, and it gives them a clue how to dress for it. 

    They don’t have to be expensive, but I think they should reflect your wedding style in some way.


    Post # 11
    793 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I DIYed my invitations on my home printer. I created them on word, and dressed them up with a Martha Stewart hole puncher, haha. It was very cheap for me to do.I wanted the to look nice because I figure some people might keep them like parents and grandparents and stuff, and well us, haha, but I didn’t want to spend 100’s of dollars on invitations alone, not including an rsvp card and reception card.

    If you want to see them you can.

    D.I.Y Invitations are done! Yesss! 🙂


    Post # 12
    1909 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I started off by thinking I didn’t care and that it wasn’t very important to me, even though I was trying to find a fitting design.

    Then, I picked one that would work well enough.

    Once I got into the process, I became a combination of your 1st and 2nd poll options. I am absolutely obsessed, spending a pretty penny and semi- DIYing for the perfect style.

    It’s funny you posted started this thread on the same day I posted my excitement about our invites arriving at the Papyrus…

    They’re here, THEY’RE HERE!


    Post # 13
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m with you. I refuse to spend a lot of money on something that’s just going to end up in the trash. A few years ago Fiance and I were invited to a co-worker’s wedding. The invitations the couple sent out were sooooo beautiful. My jaw literally dropped when I saw the invite in the mail. The paper was super thick and gorgeous, and there were little rhinestones on the reception card and invite. The first thing I thought was, “Oh my God, it’s too pretty to throw away!” And yet, a few months after the wedding, as much as it pained me, I had to throw it away. What else was I going to do with it? I mean, to each her own, but personally, super fancy invites are just not very high on my priority list.

    Post # 14
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m the type of person that don’t care about cards (giving and receiving). So for my invites, I bought the invitations kits from Michael’s and print them on home printer. I’m too cheap to spend money on invites that will be thrown away and not too crafty to do them myself. I rather spend the money I save on something else.

    Post # 15
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I didn’t want them to be ugly, but it honestly wasn’t a big priority. I didn’t think they really had much to do with the wedding day itself, besides informing people where to be and what time to get there.

    That being said, I did receive the CUTEST invitation for a wedding in May. I don’t know if it’s all the time I spend on the Bee, but I was definitely taken by the lovely fonts, shiny envelopes, and colorful envelope liners. So, it’s a detail that pays off, but I don’t think it’s necessary to have all the bells and whistles.

    Post # 16
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I didnt spend alot of money on my invites but I did put in a lot of time. My invites cost under $150 for 150 invites for a simple gate fold card design from anns bridal bargain. I designed the info card seperately and printed that at staples for about $6. I made my own envelope liners and rubber stamped both sides of the envelopes and then addressed them by hand! It was time consuming and I’m still working on it but so worth it. The invitations arent that important for me to spend hundreds of dollars on but at the same time they were important enough for me to want to put in the extra time. If invites were important then why bother sending them at all, why not just email everyone or call them up. 

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