Post # 1
FI and I spent approx. 5 hours on invites last weekend, and that was just picking them out and loose wording. Our wedding is not super fancy, so we didn’t need anything over the top. I see so many people doing DIY for their paper stuff, that I am wondering if we could do the same.
We would be spending about $350.00 total and that would include 150 of STD, invite, reception card and RSVP card. Is this a good value or would we be saving more with DIY?
Post # 3
Depends on the DIY menthod.
My invites are from a DIY kit, I got 60 folded “envelope” Style DIY blank invites and a place for rsvp cards/reception cards. The kit also comes with mailing envelopes and RSVP card envelopes. I’m printing the invite and RSVP Cards myself and pretty much just glueing them on to/placing them in the blank invites. I’ll be adding a ribbon and maybe a ink stamp or two to liven it up. In total, Paper, kit, and ribbons I’m spending about $85 on invites/RSVP cards.. plus whatever postage costs.
Clearly my guest list a little smaller than yours is, so it would honestly depend on what you want your end product to look like and if it would actually result to less in price.
Also, I’m not sending STD – I’m having a DW and those that we wanted to come have already been notified of dates to save (There was a deal if we get x amount of people to book within 90 days of our booking.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre
@emviamama: I know my DIY invites are going to be about $3 a piece, so your invites are cheaper and take less time. But if you get a kit (ie, “print at home”, not actually buying cardstock and making pocketfolds), it should be way cheaper.
Post # 5
These cost me around $2 each to make, including the envelopes, inserts, etc
then I used the left over scraps to make my programs for free
Everything was designed on my computer (photshop/InDesign) printed at home (canon pixma) and cut on a scrapbook cutter. Supplies were purchased at paperandmore.com
Post # 6
I think it depends. I wanted something pretty simple. It would have been super easy to make them 100% myself, but the cost of making them vs the cost of ordering them was roughly the same. About $2 an invitation.
If you were wanting something more elaborate and intricate, DIY might be the way to go.
I think the cost you said above, $350 for 150 STD, invitations and RSVP cards is an amazing deal. I don’t think you’d save much by DIY.
Post # 7
@housebee: Really like your invites!
Thanks bees! I think we are going the right route by getting them done. I got my dress at David’s and the invite/paper pkg will be through them as well. Our colors are sangria and oasis (teal) and they seem to be a shade or two off from what all the stores have in stock. Not that guests will be looking that closely, but it makes me feel more put together – lol
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I don’t have pictures of the invitations we bought but I went to Hobby Lobby and bought Invitations that I liked, they were half off too. I didn’t like the ribbon that came on the invitations but I like the invitations themselves. So then I went to the fabric dept and bought ribbon I liked in our colors. I’m figuring that for 175 invitations to make myself it will only cost about $140. The outer envelopes, RSVP cards and inner envelopes were all included too.
I would love to have professional and glamourous invites made but I just can’t fathom spending hundreds of dollars on something that will only be on someones fridge for 2 months.
Post # 9
because i want everything to coordinate (all of the paper stuff- save the date, program, invitatons, thank you’s, etc), i have designed our suite myself- 5×7 invitation, two inserts, and an rsvp. to 75 sets printed, i believe the quote was $150. pocketfolds, envelopes, and rsvp envelopes add on $82 to that. shipping will be like, $12 or $15. i’m ordering everything from cards & pockets, including printing. i haven’t figured out postage yet.
i’m thinking it’s gonna be around $300 for everything, including postage. i think it comes out to be something like $4 an invitation. if i don’t do pocketfolds, and i just to gate fold cards, it takes $30 off that price. i’m thinking of only doing one insert, and maybe making it double sided, to keep the cost down.
Post # 10
We are buying our invitations from invitationsbydawn.com and are paying $290 for 110 invitations, response cards, colored ink, and some extra envelopes.