Cl铆odhna
WeddingWire Administrator January 2030

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

  • Amanda
    Just Said Yes January 2020
    Amanda
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    Save! They are all going in the trash anyhow.

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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera
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    Save. I am designing them myself, and able to get them printed where I work, so the biggest cost is buying stamps.

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  • Leticia
    Dedicated February 2020
    Leticia
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    Definitely save. Cheap invitations that we agree on.

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  • Chrysta
    Super November 2020
    Chrysta
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    Definitely going to try to save here. I want decent invites that reflect our wedding and personal style, but Im confident we can find something budget-friendly that we like. Going to heck for Black Friday sales in November!
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  • Jalissa
    Just Said Yes November 2019
    Jalissa
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    Save! We used Greenvelope, best decision and it鈥檚 super easy. One you save money, two they are super cute, and lastly you can manage everything in one app!
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  • Agata
    Beginner February 2020
    Agata
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    Definitely save! I鈥檓 actually making them myself. Got some ideas off of internet, made it my own. Windows publisher and amazon are my best friends 馃お
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  • Megan
    Dedicated December 2019
    Megan
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    Save! Ordered 100 from Vistaprint with gold-foil printing for $96 after taxes & shipping!

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  • Chelsie
    Devoted May 2020
    Chelsie
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    Im not spending a lot on invites because most people just throw them away. So saved!!!

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  • Jasmin
    Dedicated July 2020
    Jasmin
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    Save. Everyone just throws them out anyway 馃し馃徏鈥嶁檧锔
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  • Stefanie
    Devoted December 2019
    Stefanie
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    Save! Feel I can splurge in other things more

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  • Katie
    Dedicated May 2020
    Katie
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    Save, you can find some nice invitations for not much
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  • Shannon
    Savvy February 2020
    Shannon
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    We went with Shutterfly because they had a 60% off sale. So we got 215 invitations with gold envelopes for $240. I bought some rhinestone ribbon on Amazon for $15 bucks and forever stamps off eBay a while back when we made our STD for 40cents a stamp. We also found some matching inserts on Groupon for $30 for 200 RSVP cards We really wanted nice invitations but didn't want to spend more than a couple hundred bucks total since we're having so many guests. We made our STD by hand.

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  • Sin茅ad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sin茅ad
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    I love these Megan! So pretty!!

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  • Emily
    Super April 2020
    Emily
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    We鈥檙e planning on saving. I designed them on my Mac and plan on using Staples to print them.
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  • Adara
    Devoted October 2019
    Adara
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    Save used several coupon codes on vista print people will throw them out
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  • Tara
    Super November 2016
    Tara
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    Saving! We got our invitations from Zazzle and they weren't that expensive. Invitations and stationary can get quite pricey quite quickly, it's insane. I think invitations are a category where you can save. People don't pay too much attention to them or keep them anyway, so what's the point?! There's ways to have exactly what you want at a reasonable price. Here's what my invitations looked like... they weren't exactly what I had thought or envisioned, but they came out nice and we were pleased with them.

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  • Jessica
    Expert February 2020
    Jessica
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    Save. I made my own save the dates and I'm thinking of doing the same with my invites. I do have coupons for Shutterfly though so we'll see.

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  • Cl铆odhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Cl铆odhna
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    Oh these are gorgeous, Megan Smiley love

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  • Megan
    Dedicated December 2019
    Megan
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    Thank you! Smiley smile

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  • Leighanna
    Dedicated October 2020
    Leighanna
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    Save! I don't need embossed and embellished invitations on the fanciest cardstock. I'd rather spend money on the experience instead of something that will end up in the trashcan.

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