Invitations… Splurge or no?

posted 2 years ago in Paper
  • poll: To splurge or not to splurge???



  • Post # 2
    48 posts

    Save your money. Invitations and all paper goods end up in the trash .It’s definitely not worth it. 

    Post # 3
    9144 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    queenbee323 :  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
    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    Absolutely not. I had the same debate and am happy I saved on the invitations.

    Post # 5
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

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    queenbee323 :  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
    690 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2019

    I considered mine a splurge and theyre $200, $1200 is insane!! Definitely skip it and spend that money elsewhere

    Post # 8
    13755 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    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
    1944 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
    2182 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    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
    4597 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    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
    24 posts
    • Wedding: November 2018

    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
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    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
    1890 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
    1537 posts
    Bumble bee

    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.

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