Post # 1
I’m having an issue that’s causing Fiance and I to bump heads for the first time during our wedding planning! I will try to keep it short. I initially was going to have beautifwe’d wedding invitations made. The vendor I was going with quoted $330 for 50 invites. Which was ok because we were going to splurge a bit.
Well last month we had a major set back which caused us to shell out about $500. So of course we ended up having to cut some corners, and the invitations was one. We ended up ordering our in invitations from Vista Print for a fraction of what we were initially going to spend. They weren’t as fancy as the ones I wanted but still nice and very affordable.
So here’s the dilemma: My sister and mom felt bad that we had to scale back, and they knew I was not completely happy with the ones we ordered so they offered to pay for the ones I really wanted (after we ordered from VP). So of course I was so happy but Fiance thinks we should stick with what we ordered (it was actually delivered 3 days ago). He thinks we would be cutting it too close because the wedding is in Sept, and we need to get the invititations out soon since the wedding is in MD and we are in PA. It would also be a waste of money to order new invites.
Now rational me agrees, I know he’s right! But the “bridezilla” me wants the fancy invites! Bees please help….a part of me feels like its my day and it should be exactly how I want it! But I know this is so superficial too. Any advice?
Post # 3
You’re actually losing the money you spent on VP if you just get new invites.
I would tell them thank you, and see if there is somewhere else they would be willing to help.
Post # 4
I would say don’t let the Bridezilla win!! Most invites end up in the trash anyway …
Post # 5
Agreed with deetroitwhat. Keep in mind these invites will probably ultimately end up in the trash. Don’t waste the money!
Plus, what would you do with the invites you already received? Just trash them? The inner tree hugging hippie in me is saying please don’t just waste them!
Post # 6
I would just use the VP invites. No one else will notice or care (usually I fill out the RSVP and the rest of the invite goes in the trash after I write the date down). If you really want the fancy invites of your dreams, I would try and order a small amount (like 5-10) and just keep those as keepsakes (I know some people/moms like to frame wedding invites).
Post # 7
Agree with PPs. It’s not somewhere to waste extra money. Save that extra for other decor or items that will really have an impact on your wedding day.
Post # 8
I couldn’t spend money on invites that I already received and then order expensive ones. I’d put the money towards make other parts of your wedding even more beautiful.
Post # 9
Any chance mom & sis would be willing to put the offer towards rehearsal dinner invites? I know it’s unusual for the rehearsal dinner invites to be fancier than the wedding invites, but who really cares? Only those close to you will be at teh rehearsal anyway.
Post # 10
Ladies you are so right! I guess I just got caught up in the whole wedding experience! Thanks for bringing me back down to earth, lol. I was thinking of asking them to apply the money they were going to spend elsewhere…but they are already helping out in other areas too so I don’t want to seem greedy I guess.
@LucyLaLa: That’s a good idea! Def something to consider!