To me, wedding invitations are one of those things that you either open and rave about to everyone you know or open and quietly stick it in a nook in your desk. If you are too afraid to go the print-your-own route but want something truly fabulous, you are going to pay out the nose. And if you are planning your nuptials budget-style, be prepared to buy plain white invites.
It seems like such a shame. Even lovely invitations like the one above from Something Different (mocha ink, peridot stock) will eventually find their way into the trash or recycling bin. I’d rave about this invitation if it showed up in my mailbox. And then, when the wedding was done, I’d toss it. Is it really reasonable to spend $700 on something that will end up tossed?
I’d love to hear your opinions on this. Do you like the more modern invitations festooned with ribbons and bits of twigs (like me), or are you a traditionalist? Do you feel that invitations can be a budget item without compromising a wedding’s overall style?
TIP: Love reading other people’s proposal stories? Online invitation retailer Wedding.Orders has a page where you can upload your own tale of love and read others’ proposal stories.