Post # 1
Months ago I had come across the perfect invitations – they were exactly what I envisioned and were unique and creative to the point where I wouldn’t want to attempt a DIY of them. I had previously told myself that this could be a splurge area for me – something that I could take out of my lunch money and not feel bad for adding to our budget. HOWEVER, now that push comes to shove and numbers are adding up I’m feeling so guilty for doing this! I haven’t ordered them yet but I should do it ASAP if I’m going to do so. They come out to about 10 bucks a pop, including inserts and a customized address stamp. We aren’t having a huge wedding but I think little details can add up to make the atmosphere of an event. Am I being crazy? Should I just go for it? (You only live once, etc, it is my gosh darn wedding and when will I ever get to do this again?!)
Edit: I guess I should give the total cost – its about $550.
Post # 3
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
Unless they are these invites
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
I voted no. Besides saving one for your scrap book, they get thrown away after reading. It’s not worth it.
Post # 6
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 # 7
They look similar to these (don’t want to post the actual one in case someone that knows me gets a sneak preview!):
They fold down to a square and come with matching envelope liners, address labels, etc. To each his own, but these are exactly what I envisioned when I was planning my dream wedding in my head.
Post # 8
Nobody will remember the invites but you and possibly the moms. Put your hard-earned money towards something more memorable/visible.
Post # 9
@RunsWithBears: Those are INCREDBLE.
Post # 10
And another view of a different wedding set that shows what it looks like folded:
Post # 11
So far it looks like the “no’s” are winning. Did anyone that spent a lot on invitations eventually regret it?
Guess I better start looking at cheaper options just in case!
Post # 12
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
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
- 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
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
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.