Halp. I\'m stupid. Invitations.

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
3649 posts
Sugar bee

When you add in all the extras, beyond just the invitation card, it gets crazy. Custom printing shops are very pricey and most guests just throw them out. Both my daughters had invites from Etsy. Very unique – one was 8.25 each, for each set – the other 9.75 and many would think that was very high.

Post # 3
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think you picked pretty fancy invitations from a fancy place.  So in that case, yes the price is about right.

Post # 5
5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

Well those are letterpress invitations and that seems like a normal price for letterpress. They definitely look like fancy invitations and so the price is going to be higher. Plus the price is higher, because the invitation is pressed in two colours.

That’s an expensive price for just regular printed invitations though so you can definitely find much cheaper options – probably just not for that specific invitation suite (or even for two colour letterpress).

Post # 6
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If you go for regular printed instead of letterpress you’ll save a bunch of money.  Something sort of similar that I found after 30 seconds of looking on wedding paper divas called “sweet peonies”… 120 on pearl white shimmer cardstock for $232 

Post # 7
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m in the same boat I fell in love with letterpress but unfortunately that’s a pretty typical rate for letterpress give or take a couple hundred $$. It sucks, I think letterpress is so classy but over $1000 for paper, don’t know if I can do it. TBH if my parents  were paying and were okay with the price I’d do it lol 😉

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Post # 8
954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Those invitations are stunning! I had a friend do my invites (thankfully!) as a gift, and she was tellin me how expensive it is to custom make invitations, and stationary for weddings so I’m not terribly shocked by the price tag. 

I know there are a lot of Etsy shops that do the PDF for invites, and than you pay for the printing where ever you want. You may be able to still get something similar to this invite but save since you pay a smaller price tag for the PDF and you can take it anywhere for printing?

Post # 9
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yeah, invitations are definitely one of those things where you can spend A LOT of money (letter press, foiled, multiple cards, high quality papers, calligraphy) or next to nothing (evites, Microsoft word on computer paper). i quickly discovered that I loved fancy invitations that would cost us a ton (like $15/each), so I’ve spent a lot of time/effort DIYing our invitations. We’ll end up spending around $6/invite all in (calligraphy, printing, envelopes, liners, satin belly band, stamps) so we’re “saving money”…if you consider what we wanted cost almost 3x as much. 

Post # 10
1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013


Post # 12
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Have you talked budget with your dad? 

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