Post # 1
I have done some homework and ordered free samples from 4 different online vendors. My taste yet again doesn’t match my budget:/ the ones I WANT are hella $$$-second photo (approx 500). The first photo is about half of that and an ok alternative. I tried to show the detail of the letterpress thick paper of the ones i like and the first pic is shiny paper- not flimsy- and raised lettering. Is this the norm for invites? I keep thinking I should get what I want but letterpress is really double? Can I see your invites and how much you paid? Thanks for your help. I will try to set pics in collage so I don’t post a ton.
Post # 3
@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
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
@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
I made my own with pretty ribbons and all for like $75 🙂 I got many compliments on them.
Post # 7
I got them through our photographer. our photographer designed them and we paid $50 for 75 invites with envelopes
Post # 8
Check for coupons online… I saved us 75 bucks (We had a very small order, less than a hundred invitations) for all of ours including the RSVPs. You might be able to save a bunch.
Post # 9
@sparklebee11 wowzers! 900$ I love the lace:) I have to leave the bee for five seconds to explore etsy more most def;)
@highschoolhoneys yeah maybe different combos would come in cheaper – it is so hard to do online. I wonder if hallmarks still have those big books of wedding invites- I like to see and touch.
@mrsskeletonkey Very pretty and perfect price! I never knew paper would matter- it is so wierd- it’s like my dress though… The 800$ dress was perfectly fine until I tried on the 1600$ dress then I couldn’t imagine it not being mine. So now that I have seen what could be….darn it
Post # 10
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
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
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
These are mine! I am so in love with them. They were $5 each on Etsy.
Post # 14
Mine were $2.89 including the $0.65 postage, inserts, inner and outer envelopes.
Post # 15
Ugh, I love letterpress and I’m dreading trying to find ones in my budget. So, we’re in the same boat!
Post # 16
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.