(Closed) Invitations…why are they so hard to find??

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
1378 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m in WI, and I found the same thing. Everything for us was super glittery, very formal, and if we found something in the style we liked, it was full of deer images or still overly complex. We just wanted a single page, outdoorsy invite with clean-lined text. I ended up designing ours myself, and we’ll just have them printed locally. We’re also have an issue getting literally ANY caterer to get back to us within a flippin’ month. Or at all. >.< Why advertise as a business when you can’t get back to your customers?! That’s one of the only things we have left to do, too!

Post # 3
9781 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

FWIW 100$ is not a lot to spend on formal invites- you might just have to bite the bullet! You could order a few samples from Paperless Post and design your own on there (from the paper section, not online of course)… They have lots of gorgeous designs.

Post # 4
6529 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

LonnyLee: i live in Brooklyn, NY and there are so many options here for weddings.  I actually found the most perfect invite, but I didn’t order them because it was way too early, so I told the woman I would come back in a few months. Well, I never went back because I couldn’t Hurrican Sandy hit and her office was destroyed, all her sample books were gone – and she wasn’t taking new orders bc she had nothing to order from bc everything was destroyed.

When I was planning my wedding, the one thing that stressed me out the most was invitations! i must have looked at over 100 invites and ordered at least 30 samples. 

THe invite I ended up picking – I settled on because I was running out of time. 


Post # 5
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

LonnyLee:  Ouch, no fun 🙁 Have you looked online? Many websites will let you order samples so you can see how they’d look in person. You could also design & print your own, if you have even the slightest artistic bone in your body (or ask a friend who does). There are tons of gorgeous free fonts online, so you can get creative and make it as fancy as you want! 

Post # 8
8 posts

LonnyLee: Did you try etsy? I ordered formal invites from a company in the U.K. and I live in the U.S. You can also order samples and show your fiance those so you are just not looking at a computer screen. 

Post # 9
139 posts
Blushing bee

Etsy is the way to go! You can purchase custom printables and print yourself if you want, but the design will still be tailored to you!

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