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Invitations - Splurge or Save?

Cl铆odhna, on September 17, 2019 at 11:05 AM

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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 Photo by Sara Bishop...

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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Photo by Sara Bishop Photography in Mesa, AZ




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107 Comments

  • Rebecca
    VIP August 2019
    Rebecca
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    Save!
    We bought off Etsy and Vista/Zazzle/Shutterfly for our various paper needs. The Etsy stuff was probably the most expensive, and we might have over-ordered, but we still spent less than I had budgeted.

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  • Paula
    Super September 2019
    Paula
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    We splurged on these too. I kept looking at some of the cheaper sites and could never find anything I liked that fit us
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  • Kasey
    Savvy November 2020
    Kasey
    • Flag
    Save for sure!!
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  • Andrea
    VIP April 2020
    Andrea
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    Definitely save, especially if I decide to go with Vistaprint (Which I probably will)

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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H
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    I think we ended up getting a really good deal on our suites - even though we were prepared to spend a lot. Our invitations, 3 card enclosures, and pre-addressed invite and RSVP response envelopes ended up costing less than $400

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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal
    • Flag

    Save! found a default design on vista print that matched our color scheme (blue and green) and got invites, rsvp cards & thank you cards for under $200

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  • Samantha
    Super October 2020
    Samantha
    • Flag

    Save. We're looking at the least expensive online option, but we're looking to cut costs in this area, it's just not a priority for us.

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  • Natalia
    Expert October 2020
    Natalia
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    Definitely splurge! As an artist, I think it is pretty important for me to give out invitations that I would be very proud of. Therefore, I don't mind if they cost a little more than I would like, it is something I plan on keeping for myself, also.

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  • Nodyia
    Expert October 2020
    Nodyia
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    Im budgeting my invitations, RSVP and Save the Dates with Zazzle love this site I used them in the pass and I love that I can use them for my future wedding needs.

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  • C
    Super January 2020
    Cassie
    • Flag
    Save, although I still feel like their too expensive. Ugh it鈥檚 just paper that鈥檚 going to get tossed in the trash eventually.
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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle Online
    • Flag
    Save. I printed my own on cardstock
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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
    Desiree
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    Save!!! I cannot believe invitations could get so pricey. Thank goodness I'm barely inviting anyone lol. That really ended up being a lifesaver. That being said, I still skipped some of the upgrades. I just went with some rose gold foil, which was me "treating myself." Lol

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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
    Desiree
    • Flag

    As a side note too, extra saver, totally skipped Save The Dates since we picked a date, and it was only 7 months away! So we just decided to send out invites a little earlier than normal, like 4 months ahead of time. Smiley smile Worked out fine since it was family only.

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  • Brooke
    Savvy December 2019
    Brooke
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    Ashley, What Etsy shop are you using for these?

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  • Futuremrsv
    Super October 2020
    Futuremrsv
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    Save. Found the design i want at a great price. Its paper and people will throw them away. No need to spend an arm and a leg
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated May 2020
    Ashley
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    The shop's name is Gilded Swan Paperie (https://www.etsy.com/shop/GildedSwanPaperie?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=231953036). She's kind of niche because all of her designs are vintage based but she has several that are timeless and she was SO incredibly nice to work with! I love that they all come with printed backs and rounded corners so the price is definitely worth it! She prints them on a large press herself and the quality is excellent.

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  • KimandLarry
    Dedicated July 2020
    KimandLarry
    • Flag

    I was going to splurge, since it's a vow renewal, but ended up finding the pockets on clearance along with all the envelopes and enclosures on cards and pockets. I'm printing the actual invitation myself from a template we purchased from Etsy for $6.

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  • J
    Devoted April 2020
    J
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    We opted for a more affordable option & because I'm a small detail kind of person I bought some adorable wax seals off Etsy (highly recommend buying seals on Etsy NOT with invite site/company).

    I personally think you can still get cute, aesthetically pleasing invites for an affordable price. Spend savings elsewhere that won't necessarily go to waste/in the trash can.
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  • Jessica
    Devoted November 2020
    Jessica
    • Flag

    Save. One of my bridesmaids made her own on her cricut for her wedding, they turned out beautiful. so she is going to be making mine!

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  • Caitlin
    Savvy September 2020
    Caitlin
    • Flag

    We decided after looking at a bunch of different designs on several different sites, we would create our own. Creating them is free and i got a newer printer so in reality the only thing we are paying for is another toner and paper..which is cheaper than buying them.

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