Saving Money on Shower Invites

posted 2 months ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
441 posts
Helper bee

Why do you need to re-print thank yous and date night cards? Can you not reuse the other ones, and just update the invites?

Post # 3
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

I would definitely recommend going the DIY route! The more you do on your own the less it will cost you. I think you can definitely print the cards yourself and have them cut for way less than $200. I handmade all of our save the dates for our wedding, and I’m going to handmake all the invitations too, and it cost me zero dollars because I just used materials I already had at home. So I say experiment and go for it! The invitations don’t have to be perfect and making them yourself gives them so much more character and charm. 

Post # 4
4 posts

I think you can just send a digital update since you already sent invitations once. You could upload the redesigned invite and send it out via email. Also, can you reuse the thank you cards/date night ideas that you already had printed? 

Post # 5
9362 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Depending on the layout you could possibly just get small stickers printed to lay over the date and still use the original invites. Given the circumstances I don’t think anyone is going to judge you for trying to save a little paper! 

Post # 6
4905 posts
Honey bee

I dont understand why everything else besides the invites needs to be reprinted.  Were they (the thank you cards, etc.) printed with a date on them for some reason?

Also, every single thing you mentioned, including new invites will end up in the trash eventually.  Could you just slap a label over things you already have that might be dated?

And for something less formal, like a shower, I would just send e-vites, especially since there is always the chance of restrictions changing again.  We are at the infancy of vaccinations with no hard data on long-term efficacy and the virus coming up with new mutations regularly.

If you feel like this needs to cost money to do “properly”, you can always stop at an ATM and light some on fire after you send the e-vites.  But honestly, the pandemic and cancellation and rescheduling is not new information – no one is going to give a damn if they didn’t get a paper invite to a shower or if you must do paper invites that they don’t match the rest of the paper products that you already have printed up. Just buy generic pre printed ones at Target where you fill in the information if that would be cheaper.

Post # 7
13902 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I like nice invitations but think you are going way overboard for a shower and for an event for which you’ve already spent significant money. Unless money is no object, just do evites or buy pre-printed invitations. Also, why are you paying for the thank you notes? That’s unnecessary. 

If the shower is anytime soon I’d keep in mind that restrictions have nothing to do with responsible choices. There is no way I would host anything like this right now. If it’s not, I would wait to make any plans and not get ahead of yourself. 

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