This is what I am thinking. All the hours you sit, looking at websites, magazines, trying to figure out flowers, trying to make invitations, etc.., etc.., is it actually saving you money? It is true that you probably aren't working while you are doing this, so it is technically time that you aren't making money, but lets try to work this out with an example.
Making your own invitations:
Research & Design: 10 hrs
Creation: 24 hrs
Now lets say you make $10/hr at Starbucks = $340 in labor. Now that doesn't include the materials. So materials may cost you upwards of 3-4 bucks depending on how elaborate you get.
So say it is for 100 invites, then that = $350 which is a total cost of $690.
Now wouldn't it be easier to buy them? You save time, you spend a little more money out of pocket, but you could also be vacationing in Hawaii while the stuff is done for you.
Something to ponder....
4 months ago