Post # 1
I really want a nice classy pocket fold invite, but I can’t find anything “cheap” I don’t want to spend a TON of money on invites. So my questions are:
1. On average how much should invites cost for about 250 guests…well 275 just in case..lol
2. Does anyone know of any good packages? Ive looked at michales, target, and davids bridal and I either don’t like what I see (they look cheep), I feel like the invites are two $$$, or I find some thing not in my colors (black, pale yellow, and ivory).
3. Does anyone have good/simple DIY photos/directions. I keep looking online but I feel like the directions are either not good, or way to complicated.
Thanks for any help!
Post # 3
1. It depends on how many “households” really rather than guests. For example, etiquette dictates that a household with three adult children would receive four invitations (one for the parents and one for EACH adult child). So if you have a lot of single people, you would use up more invitations than if you had a ton of couples/families with kids under 18. We had about 100 guests and we needed about 65-70 invitations. We ordered 75 total for extras for pictures/just in case type situations. I ordered mine from Wedding Paper Divas and I think they ended up being $7-8 each including pocketfolds, invitation, RSVP card, enclosure card and adhesive/ribbon to tie the thing together (these two things were from Michael’s/Etsy).
2. I’m not good at crafts or DIY so I didn’t go the boxed DIY route from Michael’s. I would check out WPD (lots of discount codes freely available online/in magazines) and Vistaprint (also tons of discount codes). There’s something to be said for having something that’s proofed by a third party and printed on nice paper with your only task being assembly. I LOVED our WPD invitations and I received a ton of compliments on them from “regular” people to people with design backgrounds. They can also customize to fit your wedding colors and you can order samples really inexpensively from them so you can compare and actually see it in hand.
P.S. Another cool thing about WPD is that a lot of their designs have a corresponding wedding website design so if you are Type-A like me, that’s a total bonus.