Save the date and invitation minimums. Grrrr…

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
481 posts
Helper bee

My partner and I are eloping, and we’ve run into the same issue with elopement announcements – most people we’d send them to are couples, so we’ll only need 20 or so. Argh! I feel your pain! It’s so frustrating that they assume everyone’s having a huge guest list.

Post # 4
9930 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

damarajade:  I imagine you can probably find someone who can do something similar for less.  Chances are the minimum has to do with the printing minimums the seller deals with.  I would plan on ordering a few extras (keepsakes, just incase you mess up an address/name – it happens)

Post # 5
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

damarajade:  I feel your pain. We’re invited about 25 people so it’s only like 12-15 invites and it’s so frustrating! I’ll probably just end up printing them myself

Post # 9
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Can you do them on Vistaprint? I believe they can do alot smaller lots.

Post # 10
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

damarajade:  Those are cute! I betcha you can get them made by a graphic designer and print them on vistaprint!

Post # 13
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am not sure about copyright issues… maybe if you use a stock photo and design the text yourself? It would certainly make them more personal and vistaprint if fairly inexpensive (If you catch them with a coupon then they are super inexpensive).  We did our invites and thank you cards through them and they came out beautiful and were within budget:)

Post # 14
745 posts
Busy bee

Not sure how well it’ll work, but why not try your luck with fiverr on the design? If you don’t love what they come up with, you only wasted $5.

Post # 15
3847 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

damarajade:  Congrats on deciding to get married in Maine. It’s my home state and it’s beautiful, there isn’t anything else quite like it. There has got to be a cheaper way to incorporate Maine into your save the dates. If you need pictures, I may be able to help you in that department. Or you may be able to get some cheap Maine postcards that can be printed on. Where are you getting married?

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