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Invitations - Splurge or Save?

Cl铆odhna, on September 17, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 0 107
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Who knew pretty paper could get so expensive?! Are you spending extra on upgrades like envelope liners, engraving, and custom calligraphy? Or saving your money on something that gets quickly tossed in the trash!

Are you splurging or saving on your wedding invitations? 馃拰


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  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
    Amber
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    I think I'm going to splurge just a little to get the invites that match our wedding website (still pretty reasonably priced, just not the cheapest ones out there). Hoping to teach myself calligraphy for addressing the envelopes though!

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey
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    Save. I feel like no one really looks at them and just RSVPs

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn
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    Save. We went with all in one invites from Minted and we love them...and the price.

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen
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    Save. Just ordered ones we liked off shutterfly, while they were running a sale.

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  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
    Meghan
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    Save. We got the Send-and-Seal invites from Minted. A few of the RSVPs came back a little beat up but I'm happy with our decision. The invitations themselves were cheaper and they also saved on postage!

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  • Erin
    Rockstar July 2021
    Erin Online
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    I鈥檓 splurging in the invitation style itself, the one I want is $20 for the editable digital download. But we鈥檒l save money by only buying the download, putting the information in, and having them printed ourselves.
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  • Rebecca
    Expert January 2020
    Rebecca
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    Save.... I spent a total of $40 for 150 Save the Dates and 150 for my invitations! I spent another $50 for the envelopes for the invites (save the dates were postcards!). I designed the Save the Dates from scratch, and found an invitation template for free (customized all the colors and fonts) and had them printed at my local print shop! I also created my own Wix website so it could match my invitations/save the dates!

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  • Ashley
    Dedicated May 2020
    Ashley
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    Saving by not doing a whole suite and only having online rsvps but splurging by ordering gorgeous hand printed invitations from Etsy. And then paying her to address them!
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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
    MrsV1027
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    Saved. We got them on sale and they doubled as the STD

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  • Sara
    Expert June 2020
    Sara
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    SAVE. I am making our save the dates and invites. I have a cricut so I will use that for invites. Save the dates are pretty much designed just need some finishing touches and then print at staples and cut at home.

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  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
    Amanda
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    Save. Ordered them off Zazzle for $50.
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  • H
    Super September 2019
    H
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    Save for sure. Although we didn't do invites, I did make them using canva which is a free app, so I would have just had to pay for printing and paper.
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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam
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    Save but I would鈥檝e paid more if we couldn鈥檛 find something we loved in our budget. Our invitations are one of my favorite parts of the wedding.
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  • Holly
    Dedicated March 2020
    Holly
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    Save. I ordered my invitations online, and I absolutely love them. They match everything and are very elegant as well.

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  • Elizabeth
    Dedicated November 2019
    Elizabeth
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    Save. My graphic designer friend/bridesmaid did the design for free and I printed them through Vistaprint.
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  • K
    Expert February 2020
    Kristina
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    Save. I originally was going to splurge but then it hit me, almost everyone is going to toss them after the event. So why waste money on something people are for sure not going to keep. Costco for STDs was a huge savings and Ann's bridal is where I think we will be getting are all in one invites so cost savings there as well!

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  • Jamie
    Devoted May 2020
    Jamie
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    I haven't bought the invitations yet, but I plan on buying them through Vista Print of they have their 60% off Black Friday sale this year. I bought my saves the dates last Black Friday and saved a ton!
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  • Tori
    Dedicated October 2021
    Tori
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    Save. I definitely want to spend more money on our food and venue than on something that's going to get tossed.

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  • Lauren
    VIP September 2019
    Lauren
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    Save! My sister designed the whole suite for us and I used envelopes from Paper Source that I got on sale. For invitations that probably would have cost me over $1,000 I only had to pay for printing, envelopes and stamps. Saved about $600.

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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine
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    saved! My friend from college did them, they were GORGEOUS!!!! She wasn't expensive in general but then gave us a military discount for my FH. Invitations - Splurge or Save? 6
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