Post # 1
I have been stressing like crazy over the price of invitations; I don’t want to spend an obscene amount on something most will forget about, but I want them to be pretty. I’ve been searching for prices for 100 invites and had basically decided that I would either have to DIY (which I didn’t want to do because I’m already doing flowers) or get something very, very plain.
As I’m laying in bed last night I realized… why am I buying 100 invites when I’m only inviting 80-100 people and most of those are families? Going back through my list I need maybe 30-35. So then I felt like a world-class dummy, but I’m actually so relieved!
Just had to share that!
Post # 3
Oh God, totally!–I’ve done calligraphy for friends before and whenever I ask them how many envelopes they always say “200” or “140” and I have to remind them that that’s the guest count–not their invite count since some people live together.
And then when I did my Save-The-Date Cards what did I do? Made one per person.
Sigh. Thank God it was just the STD and not the entire invitation suite!
Post # 4
@reinab505: I did the exact same thing. My stationary budget was ridiculously huge and I was having some serious anxiety over it. The invitations we could afford were crap and I didn’t like anything in our price range. I then realized that even though we are inviting 85 people, we only need about 35 invitations. So, gorgeous pocket-folds… here we come!
Post # 5
Whew!!!! Always a good thing to remember!!!! I did that too…and I still do! I ordered our Christmas Cards from shutterfly and almost ordered about double what we needed because I was thinking people individually not families! whoops!
Post # 6
Thank you ladies. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who does this!
Post # 7
Omg… I totally have been doing this too. Even though I’ve reminded myself a bunch that it’s like half the number, everytime I go to price invites I automatically do the full count!!
Post # 8
Add me to the list of people who did this!
I actually managed to figure it out, but when I ordered paper (we ended up DIY’ing our invites), I forgot again and ordered twice what we needed! Oops…
Post # 9
It really helps to make a spreadsheet and count how many couples, families will receive invites. Even though we are inviting about 180 (to expect 150), we will still need almost 100 – 125 invites. Many of our guests are single and we are not inviting children or +1’s unless married or in long term relationships.
Post # 10
I did the exact same thing! I was so relieved when I came to the realization I needed less than 1/2 of what I thought!
Post # 11
I just bought some ugly, dirt cheap invites yesterday just for the envelopes and my grandmother was freaking out because I ONLY bought 100. She didn’t make that connection either.