Uh Oh. Too Many Invitations.

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@.twist.: If it helps, I bought three packs of the paper I need…and only needed ONE!  ooops!  My Fiance, fortunately, just shrugged and said he knew I’d find a use for ’em….

not exactly the same, but kinda???

and look at the brightside: you now have PLENTY of extras for mistakes!!!!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@.twist.: don’t feel shame. Now you have plenty of extras for pictures and scrapbooking ๐Ÿ™‚ I did however giggle at your misfortune.

Post # 6
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@.twist.: Maybe you can start a new wedding trend and send individual invites to guests? You won’t have to worry about plus ones, if you didn’t get an invite, you’re not invited.

Or, this may be a stretch, but what about using the invites as a sort of guest book at the wedding? People do it with postcards, you could have a stack there and they could write you guys a note on the back.

Just trying to make the best of it.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

haha its good to hav extras though I ordered more than I needed. I bought 150 invites for 175 guests and I ended up with lots left over, but it was good because I made quite a few mistakes when rubber stamping and addressing the envelopes

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Well, you are not me who bought 150 for 200 guests which morphed into 235 guests and then I started stressing about not having enough invites and some guests didn’t receive their invites. Instead of sending them another one, I told them where and when. Not cool per etiquette but I didn’t have any to spare ๐Ÿ™ So please, better to have too much than too little.

Post # 11
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484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I was the same way. I ordered 100 invitations for maybe 70 people… ut ohs. Lol.

Post # 12
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568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

When I was helping a friend with invitations for her wedding we did the same thing.  I didn’t question at all how many we were making because I didn’t know how big her guest list was.  I later found out I cut out about twice as many of these stupid freaking leaves that she put on each invitation.  Those damn leaves scarred me for life. 

Post # 14
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2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Maybe frame in a doublesided frame for you, your parents and Future In-Laws.  That takes care of 6 and leaves 74!!

I have seen people make cards for the wedding out of wedding invitations.  Very creative and cool.  How about turning yours into your thank you notes?

 

Post # 15
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1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Well it’s better to have too many than too few. You win there!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My fiance did the same thing with our save the dates! We have a box of about 100 extra save the date post cards sitting in our hall closet! Maybe we’ll give everyone a “keepsake” at the wedding ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Seriously though, it gets hard to keep track of what things are “per person” and what things are “per couple or ‘unit'” I’m sure you’re not the first and you definitely won’t be the last!

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