Grab a seat and a cup of coffee, because this post might be a long one.
Before getting engaged, there were a few things wedding related that I thought to myself "why do people spend so much money on or care so much about these things?" Invitations were one of those things. I just didn't get it - you open the invitation, glance at the few key points like date, time and location and then either throw it in the garbage or post it on your fridge until that day comes..and then throw it in the garbage. They were just one of those things that I didn't want to spend a lot of money on. But then when it was actually my turn, I totally understood why people spend so much time on picking out an invitation. They set the tone for the wedding!
Back in March last year, when I wasn't even thinking of ordering invitations yet, a Groupon popped up in my inbox for wedding invitations. I thought to myself "I bet this company is going to be super cheesy, but I'll take a look anyway."
Boy, was I glad I didn't automatically delete that email.
Before I purchased the Groupon, I visited their website to make sure there was a design I was interested in, and looked at their prices to make sure the purchase was worth it. The Groupon was to spend $299 and receive $800 worth of product. Saving $500 off the bat is a great deal if you ask me! The company was called Delphine Press and come to find out, they had recently moved from California to Charleston! Pretty sure this is why they ran the Groupon in our area.
I knew I wanted an invitation that was very simple and classic. Letterpress would have been nice, of course, but it was more than I wanted to spend on invitations. We decided to go with the Monogram invitation and matching RSVP card. The standard invitation only came in white and since I wanted them to be ivory, I had to upgrade to the "off white cotton" invitations and envelopes, which at $.20 per invitation, rsvp card and 3 different types of envelopes, it adds up quickly. Minor complaint. There were a lot of colors and font types to choose from. I chose "jet black" as my color and "karolina" as my font.
The proofs came within 6 days and even though I ordered the Monogram invitation, I was debating on whether or not to keep the B or just delete the monogram all together. I worked with a girl named Brelyn and after 3 days of tweaking the invitations and rsvp cards, I finally signed off on the proofs and they were off to production!
I honestly can't remember how long it took for the invitations to arrive on my doorstep, but it must not have been too long if I can't remember. The only small issue I had with the shipment was that some of the envelopes came in white, when they were supposed to be off white. I contacted Delphine, they apologized, and quickly sent the correct envelopes.
And now, the reveal!
|Another minor complaint, was that I wish the writing was bigger and filled up more room.|
All in all, for 200 invitations, rsvps, rsvp envelopes, outer envelopes and inner envelopes, went spent $573. Without the Groupon it would have been $1373. I'm only posting pricing for future brides so that they can have an idea of what invitations cost, because I had no clue.
I received many compliments on our invitations, which made me thankful because of all of time and effort I spent into picking out the perfect one!
All in all I was very happy with my experience with Delphine Press and would use them again! They also offer other paper services such as thank you cards, cocktail napkins, etc!
38 days to go! Holy moly.