- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I think there has been a previous post about these but I wanted to share my experience for all those budget brides.
My fiance and I are doing a very casual, very small wedding. We are also working with a nearly nonexistant budget. I really wanted some sort of invitiations or announcements but even vistaprint seemed to be spendy.
Enter PartyPop! I was reluctant to get these because I assumed they would be cheap looking or hokey or have PARTYPOP written all over them. But then I thought, what they heck, they’re free! I’ll just recycle them if I don’t like them. You also get a wedding website that includes an RSVP function. That saves me postage and organization for when people RSVP. If a lot of your guests are older/not as internet savy, you may still want paper RSVPs for them. I have put minimal information on the invite and I’m putting all the real details on the website.
The options are limited but I had wanted gold and navy to be encroporated in my wedding so the “Modern Flower” style was perfect. Modern Flower was also more casual than some of the other options, which worked for us as well.
You can get up to 200. So I got 200. They ask how many guests you will have and then compute your number of invites based on that (something like if you are having 100 guests you will only need 75 invites…? idk, made no sense to me), so make sure you put in a higher number than the actual number of invites you want.
They came pretty quickly and I actually really like them. They are small, but they are good quality. The only “off” thing about them is that the envelopes that partypop provides are much bigger than the actual invites. The envelopes do come with your address printed on the back, though–so that’s nice. The invites themselves are a very strange size, I was unable to find any standard envelopes that actually fit them.
As of now, I think my solution for the envelope issue is to fold the envelope over farther than is intended and then seal it so the card fits snugly inside. The bonus of this technique is that you can seal it in such a way as to show your address but cover the PartyPop logo that is on the back of the envelope.
Final note: the options for customizing the text is limited but I do think that if you are smart you could write this so that they are announcements instead of invitations.