Post # 1
I’m looking at invitations and realized that using a pocketfold pretty much doubles the expense of both the paper and postage.
We’re already overbudget for most things as it is so I’m wondering if this is a good place to cut costs. Or would guests appreciate a pocketfold to keep all the info in one place? We will have a website with all the info as well.
Post # 3
@ginnyc: If its in your budget then I would say go for it. If its not in your budget then no worries, your guests won’t be able to tell the difference. Also, they won’t know why you didn’t choose a pocket fold!
Post # 4
I totally think they are worth it, but I made mine. You can find a link to how I made them in my post here.
Post # 5
@ginnyc: If you’re on a budget, I would use that to cut costs. My invitations are (I think) a 5×7 card or something. Just one sheet and my website is listed at the bottom. Invites weren’t super important to so it didn’t bother me at all to cut costs there. I got all my invites, STD’s, RSVP cards and Thank You cards (plus a LOT of envelopes) for $91. (I also got free shipping.)
I know for sure my postage will be A LOT cheaper than if I did the whole invite suite so that’s good too.
I also want to my guests to check out my website and send the RSVP card back ASAP, so I don’t really want to give them a place to “store” anything– lol.
Post # 6
Sure it looks nice but it doesn’t matter. lots of people wanted to put our invites on their fridge and they weren’t able to because the pocketfold was too heavy. Also all the information that is in a pocketfold is easily put into a website now so no one really reads the inserts.
Post # 7
Having pocketfolds seems like such a superfluous use of money. I have never received a pocketfold invitation before. In terms of the cost, it’s not worth it for me. I’m going super simple – just invitation and RSVP
Post # 8
I did pocketfolds and it upped my postage from .44 to .61, so it was a little boost, but not outrageous. As a beginning graphic designer, it was important to me to have the invitations be special. I ended up spending about $325 on ALL things stationary (including pocketfold invites with 3 inserts, Save-The-Date Cards, postage for everything, and enough supplies left over for thank you cards, programs, table numbers and escort cards).
All that said, when I was done, I realized it wasn’t really necessary to go above and beyond. Your guests will look at the invitation for a couple minutes and that’s it. So if you can save $100 and spend it on something else more important, save the money, your guests won’t notice.