(Closed) Paying top dollar for invitations

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What to do, what to do
    No, find something else that doesn't make you think that you are a naughty girl : (49 votes)
    64 %
    Yes, get them because you've been lusting over them for a long time : (28 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    If you can afford it and it’s what you really want, sure. Personally I would rather spend more on the actual wedding day stuff, but everyone has their own preferences and you want to be happy with whatever you choose!

    Post # 4
    Member
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Unless they are these invites

    http://onelittlem.com/romance-managed/

    I voted no.  I don’t think invites would be worth the splurge.  People will look at them for like 10 seconds, think they are pretty, and then only look at them again only once or twice.

    What do they look like? 

    Post # 5
    Member
    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I voted no. Besides saving one for your scrap book, they get thrown away after reading. It’s not worth it.

    Post # 6
    Member
    58 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It really depends. If you can financially pull it off the do it! If it will break the bank then maybe you should look for something similar but cheaper. 

    Not having a huge wedding can mean that you need 25 invites or 100 invites. $10 for 25 invites = $250    $10 for 100 invites = $1000! Big difference.  

    Whatever you decide remember that it’s your day. Do what you feel is right!

     

    BTW I would love to see what your invites look like!

    Post # 8
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Nobody will remember the invites but you and possibly the moms. Put your hard-earned money towards something more memorable/visible.

    Post # 12
    Member
    11353 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I should apologize in advance for helping to reinforce your desire to have The. Perfect. Invitations. 🙂

    I am fairly “old school,” and I just HAD to have beautiful, somewhat traditional, formal, engraved  invitations.  I can be very indecisive about some things, but there was no question whatsoever what invitations I wanted. As soon as I saw these gorgeous, thick, engraved, 100-percent-cotton-paper cards, I knew.

    I agree with @Pinkmoon:As long as you can afford them, I think you should get what you really want. 

    I almost hate to admit that my invitation suite — which included traditional, blind-embossed outer envelopes; inner envelopes; the invitations themselves; reception cards; non-traditional response cards (because, traditionally, guests knew to take out a piece of their own, personal stationery to write a note to accept or decline your kind invitation) and reply envelopes; and off-set-printed accommodations cards — cost more than my 100-percent silk, designer gown.

    It’s probably worth noting that I have experienced some dress regret and day-of-wedding-timeline regret, etc., but I have never had “invitation regret.” 🙂

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I sent you a suggestion via PM sweetie. Please, don’t drop that much money on something that will just get thrown away! You can do this for a very reasonable price, I promise there is a way. 🙂

    Post # 14
    Member
    507 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin

    @RunsWithBears:  I might have spent a splurge of my budget on those had I known about them!  

    I only spent $35 not counting stamps for the 100 people for our invites.  And they were talked about in great ways.  DIY. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I was obsessed by invites and they ended up being about $10 each. I loved them at the time but looking back it was a (beautiful) waste. Only a few of them avoided the trash can in the end.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    11174 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I say go for it. If you really love them and can afford them why not?

    We went all out with our invitations and the total cost was around $800.00. People were raving about them saying how elegant and unique they were. Worth every penny.

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