(Closed) Anyone else NOT want to spend a lot on invites…

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That’s how I feel!

I really don’t care much about them at all.  I just want people to know when and where it is.  However, I’m pretty sure we’re going to waste more money on them than I’d like to, because we need to send whatever message we’re supposed to send about the formality of the wedding ๐Ÿ™

Post # 4
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I used 123print.com for my invites. I did photo magnets and got 80 for around $60. Shipping was super quick, and their customer service is fantastic. (I realized there was a typo after I recieved them, and they just sent me a whole new fixed batch.) I really, really didn’t want to spend much!

Post # 5
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t want to, so I didn’t! Michaels has some great options that you print yourself and they are ALWAYS on sale!

Post # 6
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

mine cost 200 for 100 with everything included envalopes and all. I dont think that was bad- tried to keep them as low as possible

Post # 7
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@yellowlace:    I did the same and I loved my very inexpensive invites!  ๐Ÿ™‚  Here are mine from Michaels (took pics of my IL’s invite after it had made it through the mail and an 11 hour plane ride so please excuse that it’s a bit bent):


Post # 8
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you do not want to spend a lot on your invitations, you certainly do not need to. However, if, your Fiance is an artist, the choice of fonts, paper, and design are likely going to be extremely important to him, I would allow him to have a strong say in what they look like.

I have an education and background that involves graphic design, and I chose to spend more on my invitations than I did on my dress.  I’m not saying you need to do that. However, for an artist or designer, the fonts, design, and paper are going to matter.

Post # 9
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012


We have been using them for EVERYTHING and the quality is top-notch plus it’s dirt cheap. I love them!

Post # 10
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used anns bridal bargains for my invites.it cost about $145 for 150 invites and then I had to put in a lot of time, to get the personal look I wanted since I didnt want to spend too much money. I DIYes stamping both the front and back of the envelope, adding envelope liners and making my own inserts. I hand addressed the invites and got free return address labels from Vista print. Overall I kept the cost very low but it was extremely time consuming but totally worth it and people complimented the invites over and over

Post # 11
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We didn’t want to spend a lot, either. My brother is a graphic designer, so he designed our invitation suite for us, and then we got them printed at FedEx. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

here here here! So pointless to spend a lot on invites. Im looking for “cheap” ones

Post # 14
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, I couldn’t of cared less about stationary. I went on Vistaprint, found a design that I liked in the color that I liked and I ordered it. All I wanted was stationary that matched (STD, invite, RSVP card, placecard, etc.) They seem to always be having a 50% off sale and so I got our save the dates for like $56 (and that was with rushed shipping!)

Post # 15
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Totally agree!  Considering I’ll keep a copy for our wedding album and 99% of the rest will be thrown out!  I’ve discovered that if you Google “free wedding invitation downloads” a TON of stuff comes up.  Not all of them are really free, but lots of sites allow you to sign up for $20 or less and then download any of their templates you want.  You can then customize the invite with your info and use Vistaprint or a local copy center to print them on beautiful paper.  Lots and lots of ways to save money in this area and still get beautiful invites!

Post # 16
2893 posts
Sugar bee

Vistaprint was AMAZING for me. We got $150 worth of invite stuff for $50 thanks to a living social coupon. They would end up in the garbage and most people I know would never notice if it was quality paper stock or not, if it matched any colors we picked (we haven’t), if it was printed or done with hand calligraphy, if the stamps were wedding themed, etc, etc, etc, you get the idea. There are other things I want to spend my money on – looking at you Jimmy Choos! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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