Oh how I do not care about invitations. Daniel and I agree that this is an area where every expense should be spared and as little time as possible should be wasted.
I do want to have them, and I'd like them to be nice, but that's pretty much the extent of my interest. I will never understand people whose ultimate wedding goal is to make their own invitations and have them be perfect. I am just not crafty like that.
So my invitation inspiration folder is filled with cheap, easy invitation-making websites, the kind where you fill in some text, and they send you the printed version. Easy, peasy.
Thus far, we rather like this one:
(Daniel won't let me put the "sanity" part in the actual invite :( )
Simple, elegant, and appropriate. Not particularly original, but we're not particularly concerned about that. I'd be ready to order after less than an hour's search if it weren't for one little practical detail that I actually care about.
As you all know, the guest list and I have a hate/hate relationship. The stress it causes me extends to the actual guests and their ability to return their invitations on time and with the proper number of people. As in, I dearly do not want people to invite people who were not actually invited by writing their names in on the RSVP card.
To avoid having to have the "um, actually, that person wasn't invited" talk, I came up with a plan a while back. This plan involves having personalized RSVP cards with the names of all of the invitees written out on the card, so you can check "yes" or "no" for each person. No room to write in names means no uninvited guests on the RSVP card, right?
Unfortunately, sites like 123print.com do not seem to have this kind of personalization. My first foray onto Etsy.com seemed like the logical solution, but it has yet to produce satisfactory results.
And so I turn to you, dear readers. Help! My requirements are simple: I want cheap invitations that do not require me to do anything more than type in their text but that allow enough customization for me to produce the personalized RSVP cards described above. And I don't want them to look like crap. That's pretty much it. Ideas? Websites? People? Do you know anywhere/anyone who can do this for me?