- 7 years ago
So I’ve printed, stuffed and addressed my invitations for 285 guests. What a journey…
We were very lucky to get all the invitations for free. A family friend’s daughter recently got married at the end of July and her mom bought her invitations that she found for really cheap in the states. They didn’t go with the theme she had chosen, so her mom was left with 170 wedding invitations. She offered them to us and wouldn’t take anything in return, so we saved some big bucks.
Next step, printing. My aunt reccomended Staples, saying they were cheap and would do a good job. I didn’t want anything fancy and since we saved on the invites, might as well keep the ball rolling. Long story short, after 2 trips, confusion ensuing on their part, creating my own format and stealing work’s USB, they told me to print them out at home. Waste of time. So I printed them out at FI’s with his nice new printer, and after lots of practice ones on scrap paper, they turned out quite nice. Simple and to the point.
Next was the stuffing and addressing. My Mum and another family friend were able to help out so that took a lot of work off my hands. But we decided, Rafia+Envelopes=Frustration! Turned out the envelopes were a bit too small with the rafia tied, but we managed to stuff ’em in there with minimal ripping. Then we realized close to the end that the damn things might be overweight and need extra stamps. Decided we wouldn’t stamp them and I would take them into work this morning and weigh them on the machine. Yup, overweight by 9g. Will cost $1.03 per invite for the damn postage. There goes the money we saved… but we’re hand delivering a small portion and will go through the rest in the next couple days to see if there’s any others we can hand deliver.
Lesson learned: Elope!