Post # 1
Now that it’s getting closer to the holidays, the FI and I would like to start making our save the dates and invitation suite. I’ve been browsing the internet for deals, inspiration, etc and can’t seem to find a place that can give us everything for under $200. And when I brought it up to the FI, he about flipped and said that we should just send out emails!
So now, I’m thinking about DIYing them. I’ll need 50 sets of STD’s, invitations, RSVP cards, map insert card and envelopes. Has anyone here made (roughly) that same amount of invites? And how much did you spend on them for everything–paper, ink, glue, ribbon, etc.? I need to be able to convince him that we need to send out invites!!
Post # 3
I ordered our postcard save the dates from Vistaprint.com. With coupons, I got 200 for about $25. Add postage at $.28 each (we sent out about 150) and that’s about $40 or so.
Our invitations were kits from Michael’s. There were 40 invitations for $40. You can use coupons for those too. So we needed 4 boxes at $40 = $160 (before coupons)
We bought a new printer/ink, at about $115 (we needed one desperately!)
Postage was $.64 for outer envelope, and $.44 for RSVP card, so about a dollar per invitation.
So total, we spent about . . . $400?
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World
We did 100 invites completely DIY. The total cost (including absolutely everything to make them, plus envelopes and ink for printing on our home printer) was $100.99 NZD (about $75 USD). If you make them from scratch and shop for bargains for paper and such, you can do them pretty affordably!
Post # 5
I bought two sets of 50 from Michaels for $34.99 each (the invites and RSVPs only). They also have larger kits to include everything for $54.99. Postage is what got me because it was 0.56 an envelope for me to send them out. In hindsight I wish I had just got them done, but if you have the time and effort go for DIY!
Here is a link to where I got mine. The colors online aren’t as nice as what the real deal looks like I will note. You’re better off to go to the store, but to get a pricing idea this website will help 🙂 http://www.michaels.com/
Post # 6
I’m making 20 invites and I spent about $150 for cardstock, buckles, envelopes, mailing boxes, ribbon and rsvp card postage.
I was at Michaels and Hobby Lobby everytime they had a sale. I didn’t buy anything without a coupon or wasn’t on sale that week. I saved a ton doing that.
Post # 7
I’m having my invitations, insert card, and rsvp card printed by catprint.com and I will design the cards myself. Catprint.com allows you to upload your design and choose your paper. You can also get a wedding sample kit of papers if you email them and ask for it.
I will then get the envelopes for the invites and rsvp cards as well as cardstock to diy pocket folders from cardsandpockets.com – I’m just waiting for another sale. All in all, it will probably cost about $150 for 100 invites. Maybe a little bit more, but no more than $175. It is only that much becuase after getting the samples from catprint.com I decided to go with the more expensive linen finish. If I went with a white heavy cardstock, the printing would be about $40 cheaper.