Post # 1
I’ve been looking for invitations for about two months now (off and on) and I am having a hard time finding something I love and can afford.
I want to spend no more than $500 for 150 and I only want an invitation and a nice lined envelope. I don’t like the heavily adorned stuff (with clasps and diamonds and glitter… not knocking it, just not my style). I am looking for something bold, clean, maybe a little funky… and I am at a loss.
I feel like I have wasted so much time with this already Anyone have any advice on where to look. I’ve checked etsy… it is all so overwhelming… and these are only the invitations… sigh. These things have to go out soon – am I putting too much weight on this decision?
Post # 3
I can completely relate. Eventually, the boy sort of put his foot down and told me that he simply could NOT look at another invitation.
I ended up going with the best option, WITHIN my budget, WITHOUT DIY. (we live in the UK, getting married in the US, DIY was going to be a stretch, but I was delusional)
I ended up going with Designerpi of Etsy
Her invites are well within your budget ($1.80 each), are definitely bold & a bit funky. You can play around with the colors to make it as crazy or subded as you like. For me the best part was that they were double sided. It really cut down the cost of all those extra cards.
If you end up going with her – pls let me know and I’d be happy to send along her samples & swatch card.
Post # 4
Mmm I like invitations, but in perspective, people look at them, say "oh loook a wedding!" and then forget about them. Put more time and effort into something with a bigger punch. Pick something you like, order them, and move on! It’s not worth the headache when you have flowers, centerpieces, etc that will need more time to think abuot.
At some point, I thought the invitations all looked the same!
Post # 5
Hi, I think your budget gives you lots of options. I would say that ordering through an online companyis your best bet. Yes, I work at http://www.scissorpaperstone.com but there are other companies out there. I would be happy to help or answer any questions you have about timing etc..
Post # 6
You should be able to find something well below $500. Apply the KISS rule (Keep It Simple Stupid). This is especially useful since you are at an indecision.
Have you considered the DIY route? With some rubber stamps and nice card stock from a craft store, you can go to town. Also templates, etc. available online that you can print at home.
As others have suggested, take a look at etsy. There are some deals there.
Post # 7
I can help you if you’d like. I’m thinking maybe $5-$10 per element (invitation, direction card, rsvp, etc) and I’d send you a pdf of the file you could have printed somewhere.
Here’s a link to what mine looked like.
<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: ‘-webkit-monospace’; font-size: 13px; white-space: pre-wrap”>http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2539511782/in/set-72157603745074188/
<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: ‘-webkit-monospace’; font-size: 13px; white-space: pre-wrap”>I did the pdf’s myself and then brought them to Office Max to have them printed and cut.
If you’re interested PM me.
Post # 8
Have you checked out costco.com? They have really affordable invites.
Don’t stress out too much about them! Even though most brides don’t like to think this, 99% of guests just lose or throw away the invitations.