Post # 1
So if I do my invitations the way we WANT to, they end up being 4grams over weight and will cost $1.10 each to mail instead of $0.65 – a difference of roughly $25. I know this isn’t a huge amount of money but we’re trying to save everywhere we can.
We’re doing pocketfolds, a backing layer and the invite, then the RSVP envelope and the RSVP Card. I’d also planned to have 1 or 2 inserts that had other information on them – it’s these 2 inserts that make them weigh too much.
We’re doing A2 sized invites (4.25×5.5), does it matter if we don’t have the inserts? How do I get the extra info to our guests? Would it be weird to include an info card in Christmas cards directing people to our website and hotel block information (this wasn’t available when we sent STD’s).
Post # 3
@MsGinkgo: Can you do RSVP postcards? That way you won’t need an envelope for RSVPs. Another idea is to use business cards for your extra info inserts (they can direct your guests to the website).
Post # 4
@ImmaBee: business cards could work. I’m not a huge fan of the postcards – i’ve seen them, but rarely one I like. I also feel like they don’t fit with the rest of our invitation suite.
Post # 5
I second the business card idea. You can get cardstock to match your invitations. I worked at a print shop for six years, and we did this all the time.
Post # 6
It’s just $25 – do it the way you really want to!
Make coffee at home the next few times you want to go out the the coffee shop to make up the difference
(even if you don’t drink coffee… you know what I mean.)
Post # 7
I’d either do RSVP postcards or put the website on the bottom of the invite and ditch the inserts!
Post # 8
I’d just spend the $25! (And I had a 4K budget, so I VERY infrequently said “just spend the money”!)
Post # 9
@BrandNewBride: lol – we’re trying to save everywhere we can even though we have a realitvely healthy budget we want to do A LOT with it and we’re trying to save money everywhere we can. Almost all our guests will be travelling quite a distance and we want them to feel appreciated (we’re currently trying to find money for a day after brunch) – we did just save $400 switching from plated desert to a wedding cake/cupcake tower….
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
@CakeyP: +1 That’s what I was going to say! I think that $25 is worth it if it means you’ll be able to send the invites the way you want to.