Originally Posted by kfarkas26
I am having such a hard time with my invites. I was OBSESSED with my save the dates. BUT i do not want to spend a fortune on my invites ( i feel like people like the STDS more than the invites and keep them longer! I really like pocketfold but I do not want to spend an arm and a leg on them!!!
Have you tried Wedding Paper Divas? They have simple invitations and you can purchase the pocketfold. I have a sample in my house and we liked them and probably should have gone with them to save money but we chose a slightly more expensive option (but compromised quantity to afford them). Im convinced wedding invitations end up in the trash, on the floor of a car, in the glove compartment- because no offense to my friends but thats what happens when they get married. We use them for the direction cards day of and then they never leave my car lol. The only reason we chose the ones we did was because 1) We skimped on the Save The Dates 2) We do acknowledge that the invites set the tone for the wedding and excite people 3) they are usually photographed by the photographer. 4) I worked a few hours of overtime at work to pay for them!
When we did a cost comparison, we were able to afford the more expensive ones because we ordered a smaller quantity. I skimped on sending them to certain guests- like our bridal party who is already all booked. Mostly the groomsmen, I'm still sending to my maids, because the groomsmen told us they "lost" our Save the Dates. They are single guys lol I doubt they care about the invitations. Also- I had a brother and sister who lived in separate households and they thought I was silly to send them each a STD. They told me I could have sent one and addressed them as "Nunez Family". So we shall order less! Cut corners where they need to be cut! I firmly believe invitations are a place where you can and should save some bucks.