Invitations

Find Out How Many Wedding Invitations to Order

Find Out How Many Wedding Invitations to Order

“Oh no–I need to order three more wedding invitations, and I need them overnighted! They were supposed to be mailed out yesterday!”

“At least ten invitations got lost in the mail. Help! I need extras ASAP!”

One wedding planning task clients tend to overlook is knowing how many wedding invitations to order.

The above snippets are from emails I’ve seen from panicked brides, weeks away from the big day, who were short just a few invitations. You want to avoid this scenario, right? (And I’m guessing, you’d also like to avoid paying overnight shipping plus rush printing fees plus the high cost of ordering a small print run.)

Mistakes happen to the best of us–I get it! But knowing how many wedding invitations you need is one scenario you can avoid with proper planning.

While you don't want too many invitations (saving every little bit of money helps, right?), you also want to make sure you have enough with a handful to spare. 

Whether you're early in the wedding planning process or one step away from hiring your stationer, today's post is perfect for you.

So, how many invitations do you really need? Keep on reading! I have a very simple formula below to help you determine how many wedding invitations to order.

7 Ideas for a Burgundy Fall Wedding

7 Ideas for a Burgundy Fall Wedding

Fall is the most popular season for weddings, and it’s no surprise why. From cool weather to rich color schemes, it’s the perfect recipe for a romantic celebration. It’s only natural for fall brides to embrace a more autumnal palette, specifically jewel tones like burgundy and plum. A pop of blush offers balance between the darker shades and sets an autumn affair apart from the rest.

Get a jumpstart on wedding planning by checking out my favorite burgundy fall wedding ideas.

The Only Three Pieces of Wedding Stationery You Need

The Only Three Pieces of Wedding Stationery You Need

Wedding stationery doesn't have to be complicated. When it comes to wedding planning, many of us are guilty of striving for that over the top, Pinterest-perfect affair.

We order floral centerpieces that are way out of our budget.

We rent gold chairs that are $6 each because the free white chairs that the venue has on hand just will not do (true story).

And our wedding dress was only a few hundred dollars over-budget. 

You get the idea. 

If you're already overspending on big-ticket items, smaller details (like wedding invitations) tend to take less precedence. But there's no reason why you can't have elegant wedding stationery and dreamy tablescapes. 

After more than five years in business, I've learned there are only three wedding stationery pieces you actually need. 

Your Complete Wedding Stationery Checklist

Your Complete Wedding Stationery Checklist

Feeling a bit daunted by wedding paper goods? Don't be! This wedding stationery checklist will outline everything you need (and don't need) for your wedding. From the necessary invitations to the sentimental extras, here's a complete wedding stationery list.

Plus, there's a super helpful timeline at the end of this post. It's filled with exactly when you should order all of the stationery items listed below. If you're anything like me, this wedding planning timeline will be essential in guiding you along the way! 

Welcome to Betty Lu Paperie

Welcome to Betty Lu Paperie

Pop the bubbly! I'm so glad you're here, and that you've decided to follow along with Betty Lu Paperie. So come on in, sit back, relax, and allow me to show you around!

Named after my great aunt, Betty Joyce, our little company has grown a long way since my humble beginnings on Etsy in May 2013. Of course, you can read more about how I started here. Now, as I embark on the journey of opening an online boutique for this company, I can't wait to share all of the things I have in store for you.