My opinion on budgeting for weddings has always been don’t try to be something you’re (it’s) not. If I had $2k to spend on my wedding I would throw a kick-ass bbq (white jeans and all). Angela and I are paying for our wedding (initially begrudgingly but with a little scrimping we can afford to and we take pride in that). We are keeping it within our budget and without pretense. Stationery has NEVER been a passion of mine (blasphemous I know!) so I wanted something affordable (read: cheap) that was still reflective of us and our wedding.
I found Cheerup Cherup on Etsy.com and am so pleased with the outcome of our invites and other paper goods. Alaina was so patient with me (trust me…), she made great suggestions, and she was quick to respond when we had a minor mail emergency. Here is a quick look at some of the items from our invite suite which included the wedding invitation, the printed outer envelope, the RSVP card, a “love is” card (where we ask people to share their thoughts on love and return it with the response card) and the printed response envelope. We also had Alaina do a welcome reception invitation, thank you cards and some items for the reception. We spent VERY little money on ALL these items… I mean significantly less than $500 total! She is rad and affordable. Seriously. Super rad.