(Closed) Does Everyone Have Fancy Invitations?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have never seen a very nice wedding invitation in real life. I only see them on websites and on photographers’ blogs.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Actually, most people I know DON’T have fancy ones. They just get a printout kit from Target or someplace, or they get them from Etsy.

I will probably have fancy ones if I can be arsed to design them and put them all through the Cricut,  but I think I am in the minority.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Nope. Invitations were one thing I refused to spend a lot on. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We have a one page card, front & back. No reply cards, no extra reception insert. But we did use Minted so the paper quality is nice =)

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I always have the urge to point out that those pocketfolds are most def a trend…when people get going on their anti trend trains.

But yeah, have never seen them in real life.  Last invite we got was one piece of nice paper folded like a letter.  The one before that was staionary sized but also just one piece with a piece of vellum.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Mine are not fancy. No rhinestones, ribon, vellum, embossing, (what the hell even IS that?!!!), no seals…. Just metallic cardstock with 2 ink colors and a cool font!

The only thing remotely fancy I’m going is corner cutting the corners  to dresws it up a little:

We R Memory Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper 1/8

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mine arent fancy…I bought a kit from Michaels from the “BRIDES” collection….I love how the envelopes have the same floral design 🙂  Here are my invites and response cards and envelopes…and a stock photo. Approx $80 for 80 invites

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Fiance wanted some fancy scroll invitations. I told him that if he wanted to spend $8+ for each person, then that could come out of his own wallet. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine aren’t fancy!  I still ended up paying $500 for them which I think is ridiculous, but its a wedding so everything is stupid expensive.

We are doing inner envelopes, but no bellyband, pocketfolds, etc.  Just invite, RSVP card/envelope, and a card with hotel info and directions.  These things are just gonna get thrown away anyway, don’t stress over them!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Our invites are going to be pocketfolds with ribbon bellyband and cascading design on the insert cards, but I’m making them myself because I love to do that sort of stuff and can do it on the cheap. If I didn’t enjoy being crafty, I would totally just buy something I liked from Michaels or a similar store.

It only matters if it matters to you. If it’s going to bother you that you don’t have fancy invites, then get fancy invites. If not, no big deal!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

My invites are from Minted and to me they aren’t fancy (they are very pretty and my dream invites though), but in our small town they’ll be considered fancier and special. I think ‘fancy’ is relative (: I’ve never seen any invites IRL that I consider fancy. I mostly just see them on blogs and stuff, which we all know isn’t a realistic standard 😉

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our invitations will be a fancy pocketfold but that’s just oir preference. Everyones invites are different,  don’t worry. I’m sure yours are beautiful. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

What I’ve found is people do not care. I never understood why folks spend so much money and time on invitations.  They just get thrown out for the most part.  It’s to provide information about the wedding, that’s the purpose.  I didn’t spend a ton of money on the invitations and did them on Vistaprint. I still got compliments on them.  I didn’t do pocketfolds or ribbons or things like that.  Just the invitation with pertinent info and the RSVP card.   I spent like $40 on invitations and my magnet Save the Dates using Groupons and such

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