Please excuse all the pictures of black envelopes, but I couldn't decide which one to use, so I just posted them all! Ha.
I just LOVE black envelopes with pretty white pen handwriting!
It's just so romantic, don't you think?
And guess what??? But cutting out the inner envelope (that people think they HAVE TO HAVE), I saved money on postage because it qualified for regular postage!! hooooooray!!
DEAR BRIDES: NO, You don't have to do an inner envelope. Sure, its pretty, and it does add an extra lil something. But at the end of the day (or 5 minutes after recieving your invite) they end up in the trash. So take it from me...save that money for something else! :)
Okay enough with the envelopes, let's see what's inside!!
(Now, please excuse the less than perfect photos of the invites. They are actually WHITE with BLACK writing...not cream, like the picture shows. But I was too lazy to retake the photos!) :)
Disregard the white marks through the last names.
I did that incase I have any stalkers. :)
And we included our wedding website on the back of our invitation. Nobody will probably turn the invitation over to even see it....but just incase they do...it's there!
And...our RSVP cards!! :)
What do you think???
I think they are PERFECT! :)
NOW...want to know how much they cost????
I don't like sharing how much everything in my wedding costs...because lets face it...I don't want you to judge me! hehe. But sometimes I find a helluva deal and you can't stop me from sharing it.
So here is the breakdown:
150 wedding invitations - $75 (I had a half off groupon)
150 wedding RSVPs and envelopes - $50 (I had a half off groupon)
150 black envelopes - $40 (bought during 20% off sale)
Special white pens for addressing envelopes - $25
DIY addressing envelopes - FREE
Stamps - $110
We invited 220 people to our wedding and it only cost us $300 in invitations!!
Can you believe it!!
Paper products like save-the-dates, invitations, programs, menus, etc, are all important to me, (important in the fact that I want to have all of them...but not important enough to spend thousands of dollars on them!) Because lets face it, those are the things that end up in the trash minutes later.
So...I was smart.
I found great deals on my paper products.
....and rebudgeted my savings toward more important things....like photography and cake! Ha. :)