Despite trying to be a fiscally responsible and smart shopper, I still managed to fall in love with a design that was WAY more than what I could ever justify spending.
I loved the color palette, the monogram detailing, and the minimalist look. I didn't love that it was going to cost us more than $500 for 100 invitations. And we likely needed more than just 100 invitations. So, with my budgetary tail between my legs, I redirected my search, looking for lower-cost alternatives.
I looked at popular sites like VistaPrint.com, but none of their designs were really hitting home with me. Some were cute, but I was struck by how many of them looked like party invitations as opposed to wedding invitations. I also looked at what the wedding industry calls "affordable invitations," and came up with a lot of results reminiscent of this:
You can barely see it, but there's some white-on-white detailing on the paper. This style of invitation is busy and simple in all the wrong places for my taste.
So, now I was in a pickle. I had exhausted all of the wallet-friendly wedding invitations options I knew of, and I had come up empty-handed. Everything that caught my eye also strangled my finances. Just as I was about to give up hope and make a choice that either compromised my vision or my budget, I was introduced to the best little website around, and everything was smooth sailing from that point on. What website? That's for next time!
How did your search for custom wedding invitations go? Did you, too, have a hard time finding the right one?