Post # 1
Fiance and I have been debating whether to DIY invites, to buy online, or buy the store package invitations and go to Kinko’s and print the wording. I want to go the easiest and most cost efficient way. Any bees have a good suggestion? There are just so many options and I am starting to get overwhelmed.
I went target yesterday and found some invites that match my wedding colors (which are coral and peach) they match perfectly. My Fiance and I want a more laid back wedding simple yet elegant if that even makes sense. What do you guys think of these invites?
Heres a link http://m.target.com/p/cherry-blossom-invite-flp-50ct/-/A-10992374
and here is a picture I took on my phone
Also how many months before your wedding should you start looking and buying your invitations? I feel like I am looking to soon.
Post # 3
I think those are gorgeous! I am DIYing our invites (found a template on here) just because I like to do that kind of stuff.
We are getting married the same month and I’ve already made a rough draft of our invites and everything! I think it’s never too early to be prepared. Of course, I won’t start making the invites until probably February so we can send them out late March/Early April.
Post # 4
Those are really beautiful! I love the color!
ETA: Since you are still so far out from your wedding date, if you do end up buying those now, I would encourage you to purchase more than enough invitations now to also allow for a number of mistakes and errors on the envelope addressing and invitation-printing processes so that you do not risk finding that you have too few later. It’s possible that this design could be discontinued and may no longer be available by the time you’re ready to print and mail your invitations. You also may end up receiving enough “regrets” that you’ll want to issue additional invitations. I don’t know Target’s return policies, but I’m thinking that you probably could return any unused boxes for store credit even several months from now if you did not end up using them all. I’d definitely rather have to return some than find out I needed more and could no longer find them next year.
Post # 5
Those invites are really pretty! Are you planning on having alot of wording? If so, I’d be a tad worried that the amount of flowers would cause all the wording to be crammed – maybe an insert card would work?
And it’s never to early to start on DIY’s (I was doing DIY’s the day before the wedding)
Post # 6
I love those!! I agree with the PP about the flowers not leaving a lot of room for wording. You may need to add an insert card with more info. I did DIY invites – I painted a design, had it scanned at Kinko’s, added some wording in Pixelmator (the Mac version of Photoshop), and instead of printing the invites at home, I had them printed by Catprint. It only cost $47 to print 100 invites in full-color on high-quality cardstock, including the cost of shipping. I figured that was at least as much as I would’ve spent on paper and ink cartridges, and it saved me so.much.grief. It was so nice to get the final printed invites delivered to my apartment, because printing is a huge hassle! (I printed the addresses onto 95 envelopes at home using my own printer… hoping to never have to do that again!)
Regarding the timing of the invites… Most people mail out invitations 2-3 months before their wedding. Since I went the DIY route, I started working on them 6 or 7 months in advance, because I knew I was going to have a lot of other projects to work on. But I made sure that before I ordered them to be printed by Catprint, we had a SOMEWHAT final guest list (believe me, it WILL grow a little closer to the wedding, so you should definitely order at least 10 extra invites!) and we had booked our venue and chosen a date. If you have booked your venue, and you are sure about your wedding date (as well as what time the ceremony will start!!) then you can finish the invites now.
Post # 7
I love those! I have seen them at Target and thought the quality was suprisingly good.
Post # 8
those are so pretty! I saw those yesterday at Target while looking for thank you notes.
Post # 9
you all have great ideas and good points!! The ones above comes in packages of 50 and I Have a total of 80 invites that I need and this doesn’t include my families friends which could be an addtional 10 invites which adds up to be 90. would i be safe to get just 100 invites or should I get 150?
@nyscpa2be: now I am worried there wont be enough space for wording. I plan to print out a map with ceremony info and adding to the invitations so maybe that would help with all the wording fitting on the invitations?
@BooRadley: I thought the same! great quality!
@MsVoyageur: DIY sounds like so much fun. But I have no idea how to even get started and it kind of gives me a headache thinking about it. lol I rather someone show me then to read how to do them. I have a friend who said she would help me, she just recently had a wedding and made her invites. I am seeking all options though.
Post # 10
If you’re set on letterpress; I ended up sending my own design to a local letterpress printing company and saved lots of money instead of going through a specialized invitation company.
Post # 11
As long as you don’t send them out, I also wouldn’t address them fully just yet, you never know what couples could no longer be couples by the time they go out.
Post # 12
@kersta92212: Get 150. You can always return an unopened box and you might add more people to you guest list before then.
Post # 13
@BooRadley: I plan to get 150 thanks!. I have noticed my number of guests keeps creeping up