When I started the wedding budget process I said I would spend the big bucks on photography and a venue. I did. But as I got further into planning, I decided that I wanted to expand my budget just a little more on invitations. I know it is just a piece of paper, and I know most people throw them away before the wedding day even arrives, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized the invite sets the whole tone for the wedding. I still didn't spend a TON on them (just a couple hundred dollars for close to 200 invites) but we did spend more than originally budgeted.
I have an AMAZINGLY talented friend who agreed to help design our perfect invitation…. check out the pretties!
I love that they are simple, adorable and laid back, just like we want the wedding to be! Plus they are unique to us because we got input on the colors and the font and everything!
We loved the results so much that we even begged Caity to make our rehearsal dinner invitations too!
Here are some of my tips for ordering wedding invitations:
- Skip the outer AND inner envelopes. Do you really need them? If not, you could definitely save some money.
- Opt for a reply postcard instead of the card and envelope. Again, saving money per card.
- Forget the lined envelope. If you absolutely can't live without it, make them yourself. There are tons of tutorials online for cutting out your own liners.
P.S. Does anyone else get totally giddy when they go over to a friend's house and see their invites hanging on the fridge? I just love it.
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