Post # 1
my fiance and I love these invites . But they would be 600 something dollars with shipping for 100. I would also need to get everything else with the invites.im getting two dresses made and that would be 1000 for them both with shipping which is cheap but my fiancé and I wanted to spend 3k on our whole wedding but now that’s a busy bc we would be spending around 1000 on just for food.my friend does photography and he is doing our wedding. And engagment pictures for 250. My cousins making my cake for free. Our bought our cake topper for 102.00. My moms friends dj and they are doing it for free.the plqce is a park and said we can have the wedding there for free.i havent even looked up prices for me making the flowers I want. I’m just thinking these cost to much but we do love them. Here’s the invites and the same the dates.
Post # 2
mrsHankins: I would not pay that much for invites. Unfortunately, people are just going to throw them away. I paid about $200 for mine.
Post # 3
If you have around a $3000 budget it just does not make sense to pay $600 for invitations alone. Those are beautiful, but 95% of your guests will say, “ooo, how pretty, almost don’t want to throw them away!” just before they toss them in the trash. You have more important things to spend your money on!
Post # 4
Agree with PP. I got mine on Vistaprint for around 150 with envelopes, RSVP cards and stickers. To most people its a throw away item.
Post # 5
I paid 100 bucks for my invites. I wanted them to look nice but didn’t really care for anything to pretty. Just need to get my point across. That is money that you are throwing away literally.
Post # 6
mrsHankins: I paid more than that for 100 invites, so I’m not going to say that $600 is too much. However it does sound like it would be a HUGE part of your budget, therefore, not at all worth it. What are you doing for beverage costs or is that part of the $1000 for food? You will be surprised all the random things that come up with decor, rentals, flowers, wedding day prep, etc. I’d leave wiggle room in your budget for those items. Find a paper invite with a silhouette of a tree to achieve the same look for a lot less.
Post # 8
I’m thinking we going. To have to put the budget up to 5k bc of flowers and chairs .also drinks and everything else. It was planned for 10-10-15 but might have to push it back another year due to Money for car problems and taxes and so on.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
No way. Maybe get yourself a pretty laser-cut tree guest book for people to sign that you can hang in your home?
People are just going to throw invitations away.
Post # 10
They are lovely, but way too expensive for something people just throw away. With a 3k budget, I would save that $$$ for something else.
Post # 11
mrsHankins: Do I think you personally should spend that much money on invitations? No.
In brief, I would not spend 20% of my wedding budget on invitations. That’s crazytalk.
Considering your original projected budget and how you’re spending so far, it sounds to me like you are having some troubles with budgeting. If you want to spend $3k total, I would be focusing the budget on things that your guests will care about (food, beverages, seating, etc.), instead of multiple dresses and a crazy expensive cake topper (which you don’t even need or could make.)
I think you should re-consider how you budget this wedding. It might help you to make some of these decisions with a little more ease. You can find some great budgeting tools online that can provide you with really helpful percentage breakdowns.
Post # 12
mrsHankins: Thos are beautiful! But a complete waste of money. Everyone (except for maybe like 5 people) will throw them out.
I got my invites on Vistaprint, 100, envelopes included for $60. I bought them during a massive sale, and we had online RSVPs so no additional cards, but I thought they looked great and fot our theme perfectly.
While you will not find invites that elaborate for $100-$200 it does not make sense to spend that much on a throw away item with a small wedding budget. Trust me, you’ll find something you’d rather put the money into once you get further into planning.
Post # 13
I agree with the others – they are gorgeous, but I wouldn’t invest so much of your budget on something that will end up in the trash…
Post # 14
With that kind of budget it makes absolutely NO SENSE to spend 20% of it on invites…
Post # 15
That’s way too big a chunk of your wedding budget and ultimately guests are going to throw them away. typically when I recieve an invitation, I write the date down and throw it away immediately (I’m trying to cut down on clutter).