Cost of Save The Dates? HELP!

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think that depends on you, your budget and what you want to spend. To me, its to much, but stationary is not a priority in my budget. I got a groupon off vistaprint and paid 27$ for 80 save the dates. Go with what you like and is within your budget. 

Post # 3
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Zazzle is another good one.  I paid $25 for 32 fully-customizable postcard save the dates.  It’s always a good idea to order a few extra.

Post # 4
3333 posts
Sugar bee

It depends, I suppose. I paid about $45 for 50- I designed them myself and had thm printed through Catprint. The $45 included shipping, which tends to cost a but more for me as I live in a somewhat remote location. I did postcards to save money on envelopes.

Post # 5
6171 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i spent $25 for 150 postcard invites from vistaprint.

my friend designed them, front and back, so i had complete say in everything.  then we uploaded the files to vp to print.


did the same thing with my wedding invitation.

Post # 6
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014


bassbee:  honestly, I would get someone to recreate those for you – they’re very simple.  I ordered 100 on vistaprint for $10 and they were perfect.

Post # 7
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF

I’m going to be an outlier and say that I personally think that sounds like a good deal but for perspective, my FI and I spent $230 for 65 on Minted. I think it really depends on your budget and what you’re comfortable with spending. We felt it was worth it to splurge but another couple may think that’s silly. It really comes down to what works for you.

(FWIW, I think your STD choice is adorable.)

Post # 8
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I paid $35 for 60 magnets with envelopes from Vistaprint.  That also included 60 round return address stickers that I designed.  I had a $27 groupon and paid a few dollars over that for the stickers plus $5 for shipping.

Post # 9
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


bassbee:  I would find a cheaper STD and use the money towards the invites.

I am a fan of vistaprint and zazzle. You can easily find coupon codes and they ship very fast


Post # 10
1062 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If you can afford it, then why not? I am going to do electronic save the dates, so it won’t cost me anything. Howevever, if I wanted to send a hard copy, then I would probably do Vistaprint since they have good deals there all the time. 

Post # 12
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I’m making my own from this template: 

I bought a 50 pack of “shades of purple” cardstock at Michael’s for $2. I’ll be printing 3 STD’s per sheet. I need about 50, maybe less. So, 17 sheets of paper for the main cards and a couple more for the sticker cards. I’ll use a total of 23 sheets of cardstock. So, half left over for programs/menu cards/etc. 

I bought a box of 100 grey business-sized envelopes on amazon for $13. I’ll only need half of those. I can use the rest for day-to-day life whenever i need to mail something. 

I have a printer with ink I never used. So that’s basically free.

I’ll be ordering sticker books from 180 stickers for $20 + $5 shipping.

I also bought a self-inking address stamp for $25 that I will be using for them, the actual invitations, and everything else I send as long as I live in that house. 

I’ll also need some double stick tape. $3 

$1 – 1/2 pack of cardstock.<br />$7 – 1/2 box of envelopes <br />$25 – Photo stickers <br />$25 – 50 stamps <br />$25 – reusable address stamp <br />$3 – double stick tape<br />Total : $86 or $1.72 per save the date ($1/ea if you don’t add in the resuable address stamp)

Post # 13
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Do you have an OfficeMax near you? I am a photographer and have had a great time with them for doing Save the Dates as well as Thank Yous. If you already have a template, you can go in and have them print them for you and cut them down. I always print on their pearlescent gold card stock, 5×7 size, and the price usually breaks down to $30 for 75, $50 for 150, $75 for 215 etc. When you go in, make sure you save the design as a PDF and then they will let you use their thumb drive to transfer it to their computer. They always print 4 to a sheet for me with a front and a back to the card. It’s worth looking into. They always look great and the quality is outstanding. 

Post # 14
1 posts

bassbee:  I could actually do that exact design for you, I have been doing wedding invitations for 4 years now. I could recreate that design and it would only cost you about $57 for 50 of them (that includes shipping)

I would create them and show you to them through email, and once you are satisfied I would create a listing on eBay for you to purchase through paypal! $90 seems like a bit much for only 51 Save The Date cards.

If you would like to see some of my work you can check out my facebook page at

Post # 15
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

bassbee:  I used ETSY to get my template for $8 and printed postcards form Vistaprint. You can choose 50 or 100…. I did postcards to save on stamps $0.34 vs $0.48 and no need for an envelope and I used a coupon and got my postcards got 250 for $10!!!

Vistaprint also does STD’s with envelopes there is ALWAYS coupons out there or Groupons.

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