Post # 1
I lurk here a lot, but this is my first time posting.
These invitations are going to be the death of me. I ended up using something that I thought was a cheaper option, but it just ended up being really inconvenient. I designed the invitations and got the PDF version of it and printed it at Office Depot, and I had no idea that it would cost 200+ dollars for all the invitations, thank you’s, and response cards. And we have no envelopes.
My mom wants to have silver lined inner envelopes, which are impossible to find in this itty-bitty-shitty town. She’s against response cards (that’s a whole ‘nother can of worms) and so when I explained to her I needed to get response card envelopes too, she was like “Don’t we have to get postage for that too? Ugh!” And she just has no idea that she doesn’t have to do anything!!! I’m going to be doing all of these invitations by myself! I live alone in an apartment away from all my family, my fiance, and my entire wedding party. I have one girl who has offered to help me with invitations, but for the most part, it’s going to be me alone.
This would not be such a huge deal if we weren’t inviting 250+ people! This wedding is going to be huge, and I have to do all these stupid invitations by myself.
I’m just so tired of this.
Post # 3
Deep breaths. You’ll get through this! My mom is the same way with the whole “we” have to do this or that, when it’s definitely just me doing it. I’ve learned to just ignore it.
Make sure not to do everything in one day. Spread it out over a few weekends to make it more manageable.
Post # 4
Deep breaths!!! Back away from the invitations for a couple days 🙂 I agree, don’t try to get them all done in one shot. Could you invite a friend over for help or even just to keep you company one evening while you get some done? I did ours 10/night, it was much more manageable. And $1/invitation is great!!! You’re doing an awesome job 🙂 Don’t worry about the envelopes, just what you want, and order a sample of a silver lined one and send that one to your mom 😉
Post # 5
There is nothing about a wedding that should cause this much stress.
Randy from SYTTD was in Vancouver a couple of weeks ago. The words he said that stood out most for me were ” If you are mature enough to get married, you need to be mature enough to stand up to your parents.”
Take a break. Take a breath. Take a time out.
Post # 6
I feel you. I just FINALLY got mine out last week. It was a nightmare…I never thought it could be so problematic. First, money was the issue, invitations are expensive…they just are. postage costed me an arm and a leg too. And mine ended up with some assembly required..which was ALLOT of work. I did ONLY what I felt like doing with the inviations, no more.no less….I stopped listening to people eventually and did them how I wanted them. It’s all about following through with what you ahve so far. Forget silver lined envelopes if it’s causing you too much trouble, or if ordering them will cause any delays if you are on a time crunch…and you do NOT have to provide postage for the return envelopes for the response cards…so I would leave that out and if you find you have some room in your budget at the end of everything, then consider it. Go to the post office and they will help you.