Post # 1
Well after looking at some of the stunning invitations people have been posting, I have some invitation regret.
First off, fiance doesn’t want this to be a big expensive event with tons of money going towards flowers and favors and invitations. At first, I agreed with him and said we should do paperlesspost.com invites. Then I thought, well maybe I should get some simple paper invitations for just the immediate family and wedding party. So I did that–printed up DIY invites using some cardstock I got at Michael’s and they came out nicely. The envelopes were sort of cheap looking, and I didn’t do anything fancy with the address labels–just plain old laser printer labels.
Anyway, now I’m sort of sad that we didn’t do lavish invites with included maps and information, and pretty folding envelopes with decorative bands, etc. 🙁
Post # 3
@random123: Don’t worry yourself at this stage. My cousin in England got married a couple months ago, and the invitation was nill, ceremony and reception a 10.
Post # 4
Don’t feel bad! In the long run, I’m sure you’ll be happy you saved money where you could. I’m getting mine online, nothing fancy at all, becuase I would rather spend money on decor, food and liquor! 😉
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
I did simple invites too– then I took the money I saved from those and booked a super fancy dinner one night of the honeymoon! I’m positive we will enjoy the dinner more than the fancier invitations.
Post # 6
Don’t be. All of those maps, pretty envelopes, decorative bands, etc., end up in the trash or the recycling. You say the invitations you made came out nicely – that’s all you needed. The money you saved by not getting elaborate invitations can be put toward some other aspect of the wedding. If it allows you to include a few extra guests, or get a really great pair of shoes that you’ll be able to use down the road, or do something cool on your honeymoon, etc., it’s a worthwhile tradeoff.
Post # 7
Thanks for putting sense back into my head! You all are right–we did it to save money and put it where it really counted–food and beverages, and the photographer! All the pretty wedding invitations I’ve gotten over the years just ended up in the recycling bin. Sad but true! I love getting paper invitations in the mail, but I never end up keeping them.
Post # 8
Have you already sent the invites out? If not, you could order a rubber stamp for the envelopes or invite. Rubberstamps.net is a good company I’ve used in the past.