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It's done! It's well, almost done.... Edited to add a picture

Posted by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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I am going frugal on the wedding, even though we could afford more, I am not going to spend money on a lot of the things I can do myself- like invitations.  I went to a couple of online sites and they wanted no less than $80, so I thought I would just get a couple of packs from the Walmart and do them myself.  I have done stuff like this before and honestly, they still look pretty nice and you would never know I did them at home for half of the price.

However, what I saved in cost, I lost in time.  It has taken me 5 hours to do 100 invites, 100 response cards, and putting our address on all 200 envelopes. 

Yay!  I am finally done!  Now all I have to do is address them.  UGH!

Should I have just paid the extra?  WWYD?



by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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iwilliams76
by Irene on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:40 PM

I would have just paid the extra.

KairisMama
by Emerald Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:41 PM
I ordered my invites for $45.00 from a website. We put about 65 of them together. Mom, my cousin, and myself took a girls night to do it.
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Charley427
by Bronze Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:41 PM
I did my whole wedding diy style. My mom and sisters did an assembly line making my invites and they were awesome. I'm glad I didn't buy them.
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lucky2Beeme
by Ruby Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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I would have had them printed. I also would pay someone to write them out cause my handwriting sucks.

Hanab818
by Ruby Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:43 PM
Mine took so weeks to finish. They are very intricate. I saved about 500 bucks for 100 invitations. I couldn't have been happier and I'm glad I did it.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:43 PM
I did my sisters! I used the computer and printer lol
CuriousArentYa
by Platinum Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:44 PM

We had all of that done professionally. One less thing to worry about. 

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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Congrats on getting it done.............

Its too late to figure out IF you should have paid the extra money or Not....now you have that extra money to spend on something else, lol

areles
by Platinum Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:45 PM
my time is always more valuable to me than money. with the exception of car washing, because I'd rather spend an hour doing it myself - correctly - than sit bored for an hour while someone else does a subpar job. ;)
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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No, I am too frugal for that. I didn't have a wedding, we eloped and it was much more fun for us.

Congrats and I hope your day is awesome.

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