Post # 1
I contacted an Etsy vendor earlier today to find out about getting some custom labels for the jam we’re giving out as favours. I need about 200 labels.
I just got an etsy convo back from the vendor and was quoted $236 for the labels. Is it just me, or is that totally INSANE?!
Sometimes I think that people think we’re totally gullible just because we’re brides.
Post # 3
Uh yeah, I DO think that is totally insane.
You can buy/print your own adhesive labels for WAY less.
You can even get more creative with non-adhesive labels (attached via ribbon or some such), self printed etc.
If I were quoted that I would have laughed in their face, seriously. They better have been offering free international shipping for that price.
ETA: maybe they forgot a decimal?
Post # 4
@missmouse29: Yeah, when I first read it I thought, “She must mean $23.60. not $236.00!” But I’m pretty certain that’s not the case. Oh, and that was with a 10% discount. I can’t stop laughing!
I found another etsy vendor who is way more reasonable and the labels, according to my friend/colleague, are even cuter than the original ones I looked at/got quoted on.
Post # 5
I do agree that’s quite expensive for personalized labels. That’s like $1.18 per label, how big are the labels? Actually, I have been in the personalized candy wrapper business for the past 8 years, and my highest price is .75 each for a Hershey size bar.
And yes, of course, you can make them yourself to cut costs. One of my past brides admitted to make her own wrappers, she ended up coming to back to me after all. She said, after purchasing all the suppliers and it took lots of ink and then the cutting all the wrappers, that would take so much time.
So, it’s really up to the bride and her budget. Each bride is different, one might just purchase the 200 chocolate bar wrappers (chocolate not included) and assemble them herself and save $150 and the one might just want the whole thing done.
Post # 6
No, that makes perfect sense…if they are printed on gold leaf.
Post # 7
Read the Bridal Bargains book sometime – it says the same thing – “do you think I’m stupid because I’m getting married?” and points out how people think they can scam you. A floral designer said straight to my face – we charge $30 for an arrangement like that, but since it’s for a wedding it will be $50 for you! I am glad you found another etsy person and if not this is a mangeable DIY project.
Post # 8
I’m with azure6700, they must be letterpressed as well. My goodness!
Post # 9
You can get white sticker paper at Staples for under $10 that goes through your printer at home (the backside of the paper peels off just like a sticker). I suggest take an evening and make your own labels at home and save yourself a couple hundred dollars.
Post # 10
You can easily make them on the computer and print them out for under $10 especially if you you regular cardstock and add some ribbon, etc…if you need any help with that, or if you like I can make some for ya, just PM me 🙂
Post # 11
wow that’s a lot! i ordered a custom stamp (so i was able to use it on a lot more than just the favor tags). i just stamped some cardstock and made my own.
Post # 12
Thanks for the confirmation that it is, in fact, insane!
Don’t worry, I know that that’s obscene and I won’t be buying them, I just felt the need to share yet another example of the WIC with The Hive.
I work in communications and work extensively with graphic designers and printers, so I know how ridiculous the quote was..I literally opened it and burst out laughing. Does this person really think I’m THAT stupid that I don’t know that I can go to Staples and buy the labels for $10?!