Post # 1
To start, I am a very detailed person. I want my wedding to have special details, but I also don’t want to break the budget for something that honestly won’t matter much.
I have been looking at invitations and I found one vendor that can do a sketch of my church (venue) on the invitation.It is absolutely beautiful and I fell in love when I saw it. A five piece suite would be around $1200.
I have also looked at other options that I did like and the cost is $200-400 less.
Is the invitation worth splurging on?
Does the invitation really set the tone and does it really stand out to some or am I just “extra” lol?!
Post # 2
Save your money. Invitations and all paper goods end up in the trash .It’s definitely not worth it.
Post # 3
It’s informational for a few weeks and then it’s trash. That extra grand would be much better spent on food and drink.
Post # 4
Absolutely not. I had the same debate and am happy I saved on the invitations.
Post # 5
Eh. I spent probably around 4-5k on the invitations plus calligraphy and escort cards etc. Many people commented on them and we have framed them. Don’t go into debt or sacrifice something else in your budget that is important to you, but if you have the cash, don’t feel bad!!
Post # 6
I generally hold onto invitations as souvenirs, but they sit on my dresser for a few weeks and then go in a box in my attic.
If an invitation is nice I’ll admire it for a few minutes – but I definitely don’t look to them for a “tone” or indication of what the wedding is going to be like – because everyone has their own taste.
dont go overboard. No one else will notice or appreciate it as much as you do.
Post # 7
I considered mine a splurge and theyre $200, $1200 is insane!! Definitely skip it and spend that money elsewhere
Post # 8
Impossible to say without knowing a thing about your finances and your budget. It’s likely an example of the old saying “if you have to ask…”
Post # 9
If you’re cutting other things for it, not worth it. If the cheaper option is pretty as well, go for it. I think we spent like $500 on invitations and they were exactly what we wanted. There were options that were 1000+ but I didn’t want to spend that as it’s an invitation.
Post # 10
I was in a similar position, I wanted fancy invitations with foil and embossing etc. but with my now-husband’s perspective, I just couldn’t justify spending over a $1000 on paper that I knew deep down would be not only forgotten but thrown away by everyone but me and my mom!
Instead, we went with partial DIY. We went through Vistaprint (which has really fancy linen paper we chose) for the actual invitations and RSVPS but created our own foil embellishment at the top of each invite. We also “splurged” on fancy colored envelopes to match our wedding colors.
I would say that yes, invitations can set the tone for the wedding, but it’s not worth spending tons of money on as very few people mentioned them or probably even remembered them by the time of the wedding.
Post # 11
Don’t do it. Our invitations cost very little (about £20 with envelopes) and were designed with the help of a graphic design friend (although the design wasn’t complicated I just didn’t have the time to do them myself). I received so many compliments on how they were one of the nicest invites they’d ever seen. FWIW I also just had one double-sided card with all the info (formal invite on the front, accomodation info etc on the back). I know it’s considered less formal but one person thanked me for not having loads of inserts (I think this was more to do with her potentially losing it than environmental reasons).
Post # 12
If you can afford it (and dont have to cut from other parts of the budget) then do it. Ours cost about £750 (about $1000?) and I LOVE them. A lot of people commented on how fancy they were and how they ‘set the tone’ of the wedding. We actually had a few people not return the RSVP and send us a separate card instead because they wanted to display the whole set.
Work out what is important for you and where you want to splurge and where you want to save then go from there if its worth it 🙂
Post # 13
I would save the money. I ended up splurging on my invitations (about $1200 for 100 invitations, RSVP cards, thank you cards, envelopes for all, and a seating chart) that’s only because I won a $1000 gift card at one of the wedding shows to a place that did invitations though. Without winning that I never would have spent that much and I’m one that keeps the invitations to all the weddings I’m invited to.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
Our invitations were very important to us so we splurged. Our wedding stationary cost us $9500 it was a splurge for us but we saved on alcohol which wasn’t important for us
Post # 15
I wouldn’t personally spend money on invitations. Sometimes when getting an invite I go “pretty” and keep it till the wedding. After wedding it goes to drawer and the next time I clean it goes to trash. Obviously is $1000 is nothing to you or you are invitation and card people then it might be worth it.