Post # 1
Ok I am a bit embarrassed to even be posting this. LOL. We’ve got a lot of the “big” things taken care of (church, hall, DJ, I’ve got my dress, and within the next month or so, we’ll be talking photographers and flowers).
We are getting married Oct 12 2013, so I think March/April is when we want to at least get the Save the Date cards out.
Where do I even START to look at the different options? The past couple of weddings I’ve attended, had photo save the dates. Is this pretty much the trend right now? Did most of you Bees order them online, or did you actually sit down and meet with a stationer? (for save the dates and invitations)
I’ve noticed that there’s a wide range of prices for save the dates- hell, even Walmart offers them (in the format of basically a holiday type photo card)- is that generally sufficient? I’m guessing folks generally don’t go all out with embossing, etc for the save the dates?
And for the invitations themselves- again, any recommendations for inexpensively priced vendors that do good work? We are paying for everything ourselves and I can see how easily even just the price of invitations can skyrocket very quickly (we’re looking at about 150 guests, very traditional wedding). I personally don’t feel like the “stationery” piece of the wedding planning is where I want a lot of $ allocated. I want them to look nice, classy…just not super expensive.
I know I’ve asked for a lot of help here, but really…any insight is greatly appreciated. I am 38 years old (first wedding, obviously LOL) and quite clueless about it all.
Post # 3
Hey, did you settle on a theme for your wedding yet? Because that makes things a lot easier in your decision what to do, what to get, where to go. And if you don’t have theme, what are the feelings you want to evoke with your wedding? E.g. fun, elegance, party, craziness… you name it!
I think we might be able to help you better with suggestions.. We had a photo of ourselves while we were on different vacations with the phrase: the biggest adventures of them all: save the date for… because our theme is adventure and my FH and I love all things nature/fun/active 😀 We are now preparing “survival kits” for our guests and other cute adventure things.. as I said, it makes your planing way easier!
Post # 4
@ALAin2014: I designed, printed, cut and assembled all of my own invites, programs, etc. If you’re looking to save money, I highly recommend going DIY for this. If you want to save postage, I would also consider a save the date postcard.
Post # 5
Check out Vista print. You can find some great inexpensive save the dates. There is usually a coupon you can find too. If you go to retailmenot.com they usually have a 50% off code for vista print. good luck!
Post # 6
Thanks for the tips. Will check out Vistaprint (and coupons!)
No theme… colors are navy and like a kelly green. Very traditional style, nothing cutesy or trendy. Booorrr…ring. 🙂
Post # 7
I got mine from weddingpaperdivas.com, both save the dates and invites. My save the dates were GORGOUS and under 100, they were postcards and I loved that. My invites were more pricey since I got thermography press but so incredible, I adore them, they have a HUGE selection and price range and do a phenomenal job!!