- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
Ok invitations have officially driven me insane. I cannot spend another second looking at any of the invitations sites. Maybe you ladies can help me figure out the best use of my budget?
We are having our ceremony and reception in a museum. The overall feel will hopefully be classy, traditional, and romantic. Our colors are tones of purple and silver. In general, I am always drawn to things that are quirky and modern (clothes, furniture, etc.) but then I always end up choosing the more classic option (e.g., I will love a teal fainting couch in a catalog and fantasize about it for weeks, but then when I get to the store I will buy a classic neutral sofa that will last for years instead.)
So like I love a lot of these designs: http://smockpaper.com/designs/ (especially this one http://smockpaper.com/designs/tallmossen/#4478) But then in reality I would be hesitant to get it because I feel like it’s probably a little too quirky.
But I don’t want my invitations to be a boring neutral sofa either! That’s why I was thinking hmm maybe letterpress, then we could get something pretty classic and dress it up a little. But then that is probably way out of the budget. I also really want a heavy paper.
DIY is not an option due to our work schedules, the fact that I hate it, and the even more important fact that I’m terrible at it. I’ve got way more money than free time, so it’s got to be something I can buy. It would be easier for me to pay $1pp extra than to spend 8 hours tying ribbons to things.
I’ve currently got a $1000 budget and I need 125 invitations, which needs to include envelopes with guest address and return address printed, reply cards with printed addresses on the envelopes, and one insert card. It would be awesome if I could get some matching thank you notes included in that price.
When people receive it in the mail, I want them to think “oh this is really nice!” followed by “If the invitations are this nice I bet the food will be good!” and then “I should dress up! Hooray, an excuse to buy new shoes!”
So within those parameters, what would you do? Either links or just general suggestions about where the money would be best spent to get the look I want would both be helpful 🙂