When Derek and I first started planning our wedding, we took a look at our budget and immediately selected which items were really important to us – and worth splurging on – and which items weren’t. At the top of that list was photography, venue, and food. On the very, very bottom was invitations.
I think the idea of selecting and sending out invitations is fun, but I don’t necessarily think they’re something that deserve a lot of money or attention. Obviously, I might be in the minority here, and this might just be my opinion, but I don’t really care about them. They go on someone’s fridge for a couple of months, and then more than likely end up in the trash. Do people really care if the font is pressed, if the card stock is super high quality, or if it’s fancy shcmancy? Probably not. (And if they do, they probably won’t be attending my wedding, because it’s definitely a casual affair.) They just want to know when the wedding is, where the wedding is, and whether they have a +1 or not.
Now, stating that I don’t want to spend a lot of money on the invitations, doesn’t mean I don’t mind adding a bit of personality to them. I plan to keep ours simple, clean, and fun. If it was up to Derek, we would save money on both the postage and the invitation and just send out digital invitations. Which sounds AWESOME, but a little impractical when I think about all of my family members who don’t have a computer, or would probably instantly spam us.
We’ve also thought about going the super-budget friendly route and printing our own, but considering we don’t own a working printer, that actually might end up costing us more in the long run. Plus, the thought of trying to get everything to line up correctly for all 150 invitations makes my head hurt. I’m all for DIY, but the idea of self-printing makes me break out in hives.
I was actually hoping for some sort of snowflake-themed invitation, but it’s not a requirement. I found this on WeddingPaperDivas.com…
But it’s too formal and not rustic enough for my taste. Actually, that’s the problem I’ve found with a lot of the snowflake themed invitations, they’re very formal. I think I’m trying to break the formal winter mold with my rustic theme. 🙂
I also like the idea of the poster style wedding invitations, like this one I found on Etsy.
Yes, these invitations are very trendy right now, but I think they’re fun and fit the laid back vibe of the wedding.
If I can find a wedding invitation that combined the two, I’d be set. 🙂
What did you do for invitations for your wedding?