(Closed) How much did you spend on your DIY invites?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
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360 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
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1537 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
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504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
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1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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. 

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