500$ invitations! How much are yours? Pics please

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@soinlove79: This is the sample of my invitation. All said it done (for RSVP, envelopes and printed addresses) it was 900 something. I *had* to have lace. I ordered from Etsy. 

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Maybe you could use the fonts and styles of the second option but on a shiny paper like the first. it could save some cash! But yeah… the second option looks amazing!!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@soinlove79:  Wow. That is crazy expensive. I was a serious budget bride, so I actually did free invited from a sight called “partypop.com”

There were pretty mediocre, but they got the job done:

Post # 6
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1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I made my own with pretty ribbons and all for like $75 🙂  I got many compliments on them.

Post # 7
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1464 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I got them through our photographer. our photographer designed them and we paid $50 for 75 invites with envelopes

 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Check for coupons online… I saved us 75 bucks (We had a very small order, less than a hundred invitations) for all of ours including the RSVPs. You might be able to save a bunch.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I spent $218 total on STDs, invitations and stamps (150 guests, 75 invitations – ordered 90 to be on the safe side). I had two Groupons for Vista Print, and I didn’t want to throw my budget away on invites which will literally be thrown away by guests after (and likely before) the wedding.  I upgraded to a linen finish, which I’m happy with, and I think they look nice!

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ours are print your own off of eBay. $6 for 40, includes invitation card stock, RSVP cards and the appropriate envelopes. I bought 120 so I guess about $18.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

As someone who works in the print industry, specifically cards and gifts, yes letterpress does cost a lot. I looked on Minted to see if they were any cheaper than what you quoted. Nope, they are $600+ for 100 invites. I know my company’s letterpress cards start around 7-8 bucks a pop.

Embossed foil is definitely cheaper, even if it’s on a nice thick pearl stock.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

These are mine! I am so in love with them. They were $5 each on Etsy.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mine were $2.89 including the $0.65 postage, inserts, inner and outer envelopes.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Ugh, I love letterpress and I’m dreading trying to find ones in my budget.  So, we’re in the same boat!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I made mine on Vistaprint, used a coupon, and got them printed when they were offering free shipping. So, I got really pretty invitations, RSVP cards, and reception cards (all with envelopes) for $92. 

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