Friday Favorites: Invitations

Today’s Friday Favorites features my favorite invitations! I’m linking up with Friday Favorites and 5 on Friday to show you a variety of invitation options. If you have a party coming up, I hope you’re inspired by one of these choices.

Online Invitations: Paperless Post

Paperless Post

Paperless Post has free options and options you buy with Paperless Post “coins.” 20 coins costs $6.00, and the average invite with an envelope is 4 coins, so it comes out to $1.20 per invitation. I used Paperless Post for an upcoming baby shower, and I really like how classy it is, plus the guest list tracking and follow-up communication is very easy.

 Stock Designed Printed Inivtations: Paper SourcePaper Source

I love Paper Source’s bold, bright designs. They have a great collection of stock invitations you can fill out at home, and others (like the one pictured above) that you can customize and have printed with your party information. Most of their invitations are $44 for 20, including the envelope. Paper Source customization is limited within each design, but if they have a design you like it’s perfect. They’re high quality and you can usually find great items at the store that compliment your invitation design.

Custom Printed Invitations: Etsy with Costco Printing

Obviously for this option, you have to have a Costco membership, so if you don’t I suggest Walgreens or Sam’s Club. Etsy has thousands of cute, customizable options and then you can get them printed on quality cardstock at your favorite photo printing location. I have the best luck when I use basic words in the search function to find what I’m looking for on Etsy. I’ve also found that messaging the shop owner can result in getting exactly what I want for little to no extra cost. The prices vary greatly on Etsy, depending on the designer and the level of detail in the design. When it’s time to print, Costco has a matte, thick, design-your-own cardstock option that I have used several times and loved. Costco prints 25 invitations for $17.25.

Make Your Own: Martha Stewart

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In searching for some summer party invites, I came across this cute DIY option! The directions are included in the link to Martha Stewart’s website and they seem pretty basic. I also think this method of using velum could be translated into a snow globe for a winter party. Another idea is to turn the popsicle shape upside down and cut a wine stem out of silver glitter paper to turn it into a wine glass for a cocktail party. My estimation on cost for these is about $4 to make 8 invites.

New Favorite Option: Balloon Invite

I’m so in love with this invitation, and I can’t wait to use it for a future event! The balloon invite is so outside the box, while still being classy, and a cool keepsake. I mean seriously, how cute is that?! The price drops for these the more you order, and they start at $8 an invite – a little pricey, but I think they’re worth the splurge πŸ™‚

There are so many great invitation options out there at all price points. The party invitation is the first glimpse of what to expect at your event, so have fun finding something that gets your guests excited!

Happy Friday and party on!
JW

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