Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Behind the Cost of Weddings Tip 1 Invitations

I found this article on "Behind the Cost of Weddings" on www.blueorchidblog.com – its a good read and hopefully gives some insight into the industry and costs.

Yuck. Money. The subject no one wants to talk about but we all have to deal with, especially when it comes to weddings. And it's no secret that weddings are expensive - even an intimate, backyard ceremony with a handful of guests can stretch the wallet fairly quickly. I wanted to get into the reasoning behind some of the common price tags and help put some of the sticker shock at ease.

But it's just some pretty paper: Invitations

A good rule of thumb when budgeting for invitations is this: a decent (nice quality, but not necessarily elaborate) invitation should cost around the same price as a greeting card. While we may buy greeting cards here and there as the occasion calls for it, you normally don't purchase 150+ greeting cards all at the same time. If you want a custom invitation, you can expect to pay more because you are compensating the artist for her designs, proofs, revisions and edits, assembly and general labour.

The time-tested adage "you get what you pay for" has been proven over and over again with weddings. You don't need to break the bank on your wedding or try to keep up with the Joneses - but it is important to go into the wedding planning process with an understanding of where your money is going so that you can best prioritize its use.

By Liene Stevens www.blueorchidblog.com

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