Can you please give me some tips on how you went about getting your wedding invites, save the dates, RSVP cards, menu selections, etc.? Did you go with something strictly online, stationary company, etc.? Any recommendations or suggestions would be helpful! Thank you so much!
I bought both my Save The Dates (wooden magnets) and invitations (set that included three cards: main invite, details card, and RSVP card) from two different shops on Etsy! They had the best price for what I was looking for. The seller for the invitations made a few rounds of edits on wording and design until I was happy with them. I suggest searching around shops such as Zazzle, Etsy, etc. and find ones you like! Are you looking for ones that will be designed and printed for you? Or are you looking for a template that you can edit and print yourself? Etsy has quite a few templates available too.
Zazzle- individual pieces, no sets, some customization Etsy - sells sets..can request a custom order for full creative freedom of fonts/colors Annsbridalbargains.com or Costco.com - sells sets very inexpensively Usually menu selections on the reply card require more customization so you would be able to get that via Etsy or designing your own on Canva.com (printing at Staples) but the cheaper options don't allow for custom anything. Save the dates can be magnets that don't get lost or a card, sold at any of the above places. It all depends on what you want.
We went a bit on the expensive side with a company called Penn & Paperie. We ordered our save the dates and invitational suite with them. We didn't have to worry about menu selections because we will be having a buffet. Some really great options though are Zazzle and Etsy. With etsy there's even templates you can download and print as many as want. Zazzle has crazy discounts up to %60 that I've seen. You just have to watch out for it. It changes all the time. Good luck hun.
I found a design I really liked through Pinterest from a gal in LA, that we worked with and customized Save the Date cards. I had also been in contact with a local place that does custom invitations and stationary and they had gotten back to me with a much better quote for the invites we really want to do so we are going to go with them and try to integrate similar design and font but make the invites we want so it ties in with the save the dates.
As much as I love stationery, handmade goods and calligraphy, I didn't have a huge budget for all that.
- Save the Date magnets from Simply to Impress. Loved the quality, and had a nice coupon.
- Change of Plans cards from Zazzle. Affordable with a good online editor, though shipping was more than I expected.
- Invitations/RSVP cards from Minted. Minted has lovely designs but can be a bit overpriced; I only went with this option after we significantly downsized our wedding. We've received several compliments on the invites, though! (We sent RSVP cards but also have the option to RSVP online through our website.)
I didn't do a very elaborate invitation suite, but Minted has beautiful ones. Still debating if I want to do menus!
We got save the date magnets from shutterfly. When I ordered them I accidentally for the mini ones and ended up loving them because they're about the size of an index card. We did our invitations and rsvp cards through basic invite. It was great because we were able to find a design we like and completely customize colors and fonts and each invitation has matching menus, programs, etc. Basically everything you would need. We skipped most of that though because we're doing buffet style and aren't having programs. We wanted to cut down on paper waste so I bought a big mirror at TJ Maxx that will act as out welcome/programs and my sister is hand lettering it. Post wedding we are planning to order thank you post cards, most likely through the knot.
One invitation option I saw someone do that I wish I would've thought of is they got an engagement photo printed on nice card stock and ordered a template on etsy to do all the wording then laid a piece of vellum paper over top and attached them with gold fasteners. They looked so good and I think she said she did like 165 for under $75
Save the dates were from Minted. Our invites/RSVP are from Etsy. Her name is Designed with Amore. Beautiful Invites btw! We splurged because why not and that's what we both wanted! We also got signs from Etsy from this one shop called Charming Endeavours and just printed them at Staples. I will probably get menus from that store as well. Next month is our wedding but we haven't spoken about where we're going to get our thank you's from. That will be this weekend.