Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2019 - City, State
One. My wedding planner sucks. Even after all my nagging about early invitations she didn’t plan it ahead and now high season started and holidays arecoming so making them would take more time. She is suggesting quite expensive design studio and paying 20% more for shorter production time.
Two. My fiance drives me crazy. He doesn’t want to get involved into all the micromanagement but doesn’t want to pay extra either. He says invitations are just paper and i can buy card in the book store and write on them or can print it in the office like any other paper. Bad thing i’m expecting him saying something similar about all the niceties.
Three. We are running out of time. I found quite cheap and nice options but goong with them means longer waiting time, 2 to 4 weeks. Wedding is in 2,5months and we are inviting people to another country and need to give information about dates and accommodations. Of course we can just call to all the guests but it feels not so nice and whats the sense in sending nice invitations afterwards?
What would you do in my place?
Post # 2
- Wedding: February 2019 - City, State
Look online at Minted or a similar website. They have some really nice options for a reasonable price.
Post # 3
Have you done STDs? If you have, do your cheap and nice option that may take some time.
If not, then do whats more reasonable time wise for guests.
Post # 4
90% of your invitations will end up in the trash. You’ll probably keep one as a keepsake. Your parents might keep one as a keepsake. That’s about it unless you have that one sentimental friend who also keeps all their concert ticket stubs.
Just find something nice and simple online like minted or vistaprint or an etsy seller where you can just plug in your info and get it reasonably quick – something that gets the job done and move on. They don’t need to tell the story of your everlasting love or symbolically represent your personalities – they just need to not look like crap and relay important information about your wedding.
Post # 5
Have you checked Costco Photo Center for invitations? $13.99 for 50 or $17.25 for 25.
$17.25 for 25:
$13.99 for 50 (includes foil-lined envelopes):
You can filter by color, number of photos, and orientation.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2019 - City, State
ladama : yes, everyone knows the date. But people also need to know details about accommodations to plan if they can stay longer in that hotel and to start fishing airplane tickets based on their planned stay
Post # 7
mikuru : Hi Bee. I know the feeling about wanting to get things out sooner – we have half our wedding guests travelling 3000kms.
We wanted to save on cost too, but still wanted them to look like a wedding invitation (ratehr than just some printing on a card). We settled on a site called giantinvitations
We were able to get all our invites, our wishing well cards (2x different kinds, as we’re requesting those who travel to not contribute) , a pamphlet on accommodation and “things to do” here, and a separate invite to a pre-wedding event (through vistaprint) for $450 including postage to guests ($1 per invite here in Australia, it’s a total pisstake). Our actual invites are beautiful – laser cut card, pearl paper. It’s everything we wanted!
Everything was printed and to us within 1.5 weeks. I would definitely recommend maybe leaving the invites to yourself, rather than your planner, if you’re wanting to save money. They almost never go with the economical option.