Post # 31
I cringe hearing someone spent thousands of dollars on invites and then skimped on alcohol. Oy.
My invites were one of the cheapest parts of my wedding. Our wedding was still on the formal/fancy side, but we put our money towards food/drink/venue/shuttles so our guests could enjoy the wedding vs have a fancy piece of paper lol.
That said, if you can totally afford it WITHOUT cutting on something else for your guests, go for it! If they make you happy then you won’t look at it as money wasted.
Post # 32
really? You had people who wanted to display your whole set of wedding invitations in their homes? Were these relatives only or also friends? This is fascinating to me.
OP- if you feel really passionate about it and it doesn’t impact your budget then maybe sit with it for a little while longer and see how you feel. I was tempted to splurge on our invitations and then I remembered the kind of person that I am- I will throw away any and everything- especially for an event that isn’t my own. I’ve felt bad, at times, about tossing invites that people clearly put a lot of money and thought into- but I don’t feel badly enough to clutter my home with them beyond the date of the wedding. So I slowed down and when I thought of our invites as money destined for the trash, it changed my stance and made it easier to make the choice from there.