Post # 1
I’m absolutely in LOVE with this wedding invitation (from WeddingPaperDivas.com), but it’s THREE TIMES the cost of the invitations at Vistaprint.com and I know my mother won’t go for it. And I would feel guilty if I just got it, knowing there were such more affordable options. (I’m trying to not blow the bank on this thing).
Can you think of where else I could find a similar style invitation, or another cheaper website to look, or somehow I could DIY it? I also like the second one below.
This one is ok too, but not as lovely as the first.
Post # 2
When do you need it by? I designed my invites and my friends (printed at Vista Print), and I’d be willing to take a shot at something like this, but unfortunately I’m super busy for the next week and a half so I wouldn’t even be able to take a shot at it until later :S
Feel free to PM me if you’d like!
Post # 3
I found Vistaprint to have relatively poor quality for the price. I don’t know what budget you’re trying to stick to, but this is who we used:
I was 100% happy with her. You can customize what components you want which will lower the price per invitation.
Post # 4
I’m always getting emails about 25% off codes. Maybe you can wait a bit and get them on sale?
Actually, there’s a sale going on right now…. http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/promo/wedding-paper-divas-coupon-codes-promotions.htm
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago
Also check giltcity.com, they have 50% off deals al the time, like $50 for $100 and increments go up to maybe $500 for $1000…they just had a deal with them a week or two ago!
Post # 6
Gwendolyn88: Hmmm.. I actually prefer the second. But that’s just my taste :p I like the way the text is sort of diagonal.
Post # 7
Try Paper by Paperless Post (they were known for their evites, but now have gorgeous paper invitations for purchase). I bought mine there because Wedding Paper Divas was to expensive. The cost per design does vary, though.
Post # 8
Etsy, and if you buy a printable PDF one, they’re even cheaper.
Post # 9
Post # 10
Before we decided to DIY our invites, your second option was our first choice, haha. They are certainly gorgeous, but have you checked into trying to create something like this yourself in order to save money? If not, weddpaperdivas is ALWAYS having sales. I get coupons on what feels like the daily.
Post # 11
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate
Gwendolyn88: Aw I really like the second one! Very garden party-ish….but shop around till you find the one you love and is the right price…there’s tons of online wedding invitation sites…I’m sure you’ll find the one
Post # 13
Gwendolyn88: Definitely check out etsy for a similar template (there are tonnes in that style!), they can customise it for you and send it to you so you can get it printed yourself. Should work out much cheaper!
Post # 14
thank you all for these great tips!!! looks like i have a lot of research to do… i will definitely be checking out all the links you guys sent (after i finish up at work). it all looks very promising!!
@DaniDev143 i’m glad you said that about them being garden-party ish! I’m having two receptions, the first is a garden party in a beautiful garden next to a historic home, the second one is at a historic house/lawn in farm country.
it would be great if i could DIY it but I’m not sure how? I just pinged a couple girlfriends who are good at that stuff who maybe could help (they’ve both offered since they are two of my best friends and are craft/art people).
i don’t really feel like i have time to do much though, since my dates are August 2nd and August 31st. i want to send out by June 2 and June 30th…
wedding planning is FUN, right? no stress here. nope! none at all… :\