(Closed) Pls help on invite options

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
11343 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I love those!  I have seen them at Target and thought the quality was suprisingly good.

Post # 8
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

those are so pretty!  I saw those yesterday at Target while looking for thank you notes.  

Post # 10
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@kersta92212:  Get 150.  You can always return an unopened box and you might add more people to you guest list before then.

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