Post # 31
Do you have wine/beer/alcohol of some kind factored into the budget? As a guest, I’d rather the $6 a head that you’d spend on those fancy invites go towards me being able to enjoy a glass of wine or a nice cold beer at your wedding. #priorities
Post # 32
Like others have said, I don’t think spending $600 on invitations is ridiculous in the general sense, BUT I do think it is ridiculous with your overall budget, this would be way too big of a chunk IMO.
Post # 33
I paid around $360 for 150 invites with RSVP cards. That’s too much and your guest will thrown away after the wedding. Save that money and use it for something better. Good luck!
Post # 34
Your budget is so low I would never spend that much of it on something people are going to trash.
What is your vision of what people (other than your parents) will do with them?
Post # 35
People will throw them away after. So you’re paying $600 for trash.
Post # 36
bitsybee: Can you have a lovely wedding for 100-200 people for 3k? She’s sending 100 invites, I assume some of those will have 2+ names on them. So if we split the difference and say that’s 150 guests, that is TWENTY DOLLARS a person. Is a lovely wedding for $20 a head possible? And I ask in all sincerity! The idea makes me feel like I’m missing something?
I could hardly have a lovely lunch at my house for twenty bucks a head. One that does’t require mailed invites, an officiate, a wedding gown, grooms attire, sound system, marriage license, bouquets, service staff or tips. I could hardly do that for twenty bucks a head.
So if one can have a lovely wedding for twenty bucks a head then I seriously need some pointers! This is not at all an insult to anyone that has had such a wedding that was lovely. I’m genuinely curious how!
Post # 37
mrsHankins: They’re really cute, but as a guest, I’d just toss it after awhile anyhow. So really not worth it.
Post # 38
lim3: i was trying to be nice — cake and punch reception in an extremely low cost of living area and EVERYTHING diy? Potentially?
I wouldn’t have 2 dresses for a total of 1k either, but that’s me.
Post # 39
There doesnt seem to be a good grasp on budget here, OP. You’re going to have to pick your priorities and be realistic about what you can afford.
Post # 40
I think your budget is unrealistically low. You’re thinking about 100 guests and budgeting $1000 for food. That’s barely enough to buy everyone a Subway sub and a bag of chips, let alone a more special meal like for a wedding. I think you need to stop buying things at all for a bit, and draw up a proper budget.
Post # 41
I wanted to get pocket envelopes invites but than I realized not only would it cost more to make but it also cost more to ship. I was like forget this on to vistaprint I go. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something that people are going to throw out.
BE REALISTIC when it comes to wedding planning. Every little thing adds up. Don’t get those invites. I would suggest if you really like those invites see if you can find something similar for a guestbook instead.
Post # 42
I fell in love with an invite on Mint.com that was 3x my budget. I went with vistaprint. I do still dream about those invitations lol, but in the end, it mattered to me…everyone else thought my invitations were cute. I had a 10k budget and wouldn’t spend hundreds on invitations.