(Closed) BAHAHA! I’m an idiot sometimes :)

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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 # 7
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
572 posts
Busy bee

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
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
110 posts
Blushing bee

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.

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