(Closed) I don’t want to follow invitation etiquette- what did you do? (pics welcome)

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I like simple. I started with simple and ended up with the exact opposite. And I had 2 breakdowns in the process of making my not so simple invites.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We did just the invitation, a menu and the rsvp with envelope. simple!

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

we had a gatefold invite with one insert which had reception infor and the online rsvp information.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My sister helped make mine. We did a simple A1 invite (pretty much the smallest size card) so we could make four from one sheet of paper, did some simple stamping, and made postcard size RSVP cards

I don’t want people not RSVPing because they didn’t know how, so I wanted to include a card. But I skipped on inner envelopes. that was too much fuss for me.

All together, we spent about $80 making 200+ invites

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@indiblue:  We did normal invites from a template for the ceremony and then for the reception we did this:

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@zippylef:  Oooh, where is this from???

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

I did these for a friend of mine… just a simple 5 x 7 card printed front and back; invitation on the front, RSVP, Directions, Accomodations on the back. She just used these (printed at a local printer) and an envelope from cardsandpockets.com.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@Missloveknot: Thanks, I go them from cards and pockets. I ordered samples and had to call them about something, the samples arrived faster than any other company and when I called the service was amazing! So I went with them, .70 each I think, that was my biggest expense but I loved them!

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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@zippylef:  This is really great!

Post # 28
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Sugar Beekeeper

While I am one of those over the top invitation brides my Maid/Matron of Honor opted for the less expensive route and got hers at Michael’s. I was just there last week and they had some gorgeous and incredibly affordable DIY packets. It is worth a look and they have 20% and 40% off a single item coupons available online.

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Vistaprint all the way!  Their invitations are nice, they have a HUGE selection, and they are so cheap compared to the fancy frilly ones!  Get on their email list and they send you discount codes.  Also, if you order something smaller from them, they send you even BETTER discount codes to try and encourage you to buy more.  We did save-the-date magnets and invites through them, and they matched.  Envelopes are included with all their invitations. We are also doing RSVP on our website, because we refused to send out a gajillion pre-stamped post cards for people just to throw them away.  We also put that they could RSVP by calling the bride or groom and put our phone numbers on there, because I think everyone has a phone if they don’t know how to get on the internet.  It is always nice to receive snail mail, seems to be such a pain to send it though! So we didn’t figure people would be too disappointed by not having a little card to stick in the mail.  Good luck 🙂

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We went to a local print shop and had a one page invitation printed, it was simple and no muss, not traditional and not too labor intensive (we had a less than 100 day engagement, we didn’t have time to obsess over the invitations).

We did email/phone RSVPs which worked out great and only an outer envelope.

Interestingly, I didn’t have a picture of our invitation so I went to our printers website and they have ours up as a sample of that particular design 🙂 Cool. Here it is:

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