(Closed) Invites look cheap and don't care

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Post # 16
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Busy bee

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klbrend:  Such a great price for all those invites. You did good!

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee

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juliaGG:  Thanks! I got them from zazzle! 

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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klbrend:  i dont think they look cheap! They are beautiful

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

They look nice!

A friend of mine had really cheap looking invites–her sister painted some redwoods (since they were getting married in teh redwoods) and, not to be mean, but I would have guessed her sister was 10 or so? (And it would’ve been cute if she were, but in fact she’s in her late 30s).  Anyway, they scanned that, added the relevant info in yellow font ontop (which blended in to parts of the invite) and printed it on vistaprint (which printed it poorly and left a white line along one edge of the border).

ALL THAT to say–her wedding was AWESOME.  If you don’t care, no one else will either.

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I love expensive invites, it’s part of my art and texture obsessions (good paper just melts me), and these are super cute! 

Post # 21
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Busy bee

I don’t think they look cheap and I love the color combo!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

These look great! Why are you sending them out so early though? You have almost a year!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee

Our invites cost £1.50 from my work! We got 20 including envelopes, bargain!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think they look really nice! I was expecting a train wreck, LOL. I agree that invotes are so expensive and almost no one keeps them. Spend the money somewhere where it counts or save it alltogether.

Also, if you did really fancy high invites that did not reflect your wedding that would not make sense either. Imagine getting invotes that screamed “black-tie” and then you show up in your fancy dress and it’s a BBQ! 

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think your invites look great! We just sent our invites out last week and we went the cheap route as well. We got the Staples invitations Groupon for $15 and printed 2 rsvp cards per invite. Then we got the Zazzle groupon for $45 and printed our invitations. Also, my sweet, sweet fiance was trying to make sure we got our invitations out on time, so he went ahead and surprised me and cut the rsvp cards in two. Unfortunately, he doesn’t know how to cut in a straight line, so yea, our rsvp cards are super crooked and it’s totally noticeable. Lmao They’re going to be thrown away anyways, so I wasn’t too bothered. 😁

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My Fiance works for Shutterfly (also owns weddingpaperdivas) so we had the opportunity for free invites, rsvps, direction cards, you name it. I created a design and put it in publisher and uploaded to their site. I will tell you I went a little overboard as it was tempting to know it all could be “free”– uh. I feel guilty now! We spent over $1200.00 and for what? Maybe 20 people loved them and stuck them on their fridge? We should have known majority of our guests are older and were so confused as to why their were so many different sizes and shaped cards. 

if I didn’t have the hook up.. Lol, I would have gone the staples route or e-invite !

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m with you. Not that I don’t love the little details but invites weren’t an area I wanted to spend $1000 considering we’re only at $5500 for total wedding cost right now. I ordered Wilton sets on eBay (http://m.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-25-Wilton-Wedding-Black-and-White-Vintage-Pocket-Invitation-Kit-/271422612227 — that set but a seller who had them for $12.99) so only spent about 50 cents per invite. I had the graphic designer at work look at my test run to give me advice and all she could come up with was bolding the wedding website. She was impressed at what I got for so little and so little effort (she is making all of her own).

I had picked up a different invite (Gartner) at Pat Catan’s last summer clearanced out at $8.99 for 50. Had three boxes of those but liked these better. My Future Sister-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law were ecstatic when I handed them over to them for FSIL’s wedding next year.

AND! I scored a $200 laser printer for $20 on a price mistake (had to be) to print everything.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I don’t think they look cheap – I think they look fun and whmisical! I’m not a fan of overly formal/traditional invites so I think these look great. 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think they look great I wouldn’t have picked that they were so cheap

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