Post # 1
I know prices can range dramatically… just wondering what the bees out there are spending PER invitation. FI and I are currently trying to make a budget for them. They’re not all that important to us, so we’re trying to get them for $2/each or less (are we nuts? is this do-able??). Obviously, we are not looking for anything fancy like letterpress.
So, what did/will you spend PER invitation??
Anyone out there find some rocking deals??
Post # 3
I got mine on etsy. We only ordered 30 and it was $120 and that included shipping.
Post # 4
mine are 4.50 each and are verticle pocketfolds with 3 inserts
Post # 5
Don’t forget the cost of postage. My invites were square in shape and cost me more to mail them because the dimensions exceeded the standard letter size. I paid $1.05 or .88 cents in postage just to mail them depending on the enclosures. I paid $2 per invite, but including the postage for the response card and the cost to mail them…the actual cost is $3.49-$3.32.
Post # 6
for our invites, not including postage, i spent 21 cents each one. i found this crazy deal at wal-mart for invitation kits on sale for $7 each – i bought 3 for 100 invitations. if you count the paper i bought for the bands, the glitter stickers AND the postage for both reply card and envelope, they were still less than $1.25 each. this was my biggest steal!
Post # 7
Mine cost $3 each but that included everything from invites to Thank You Cards. I got them at a great discount at Costco.com but had to preassemble everything, which including tying all the bows. But I’m sure they would have been at least $5 each (just for the invitation) if I had them made and had them delivered to my home.
Post # 8
Made them myself, so I didn’t count the cost of the printer ink… they were just under $4 each, several inserts, ribbon, embossed pocketfolds with vellum envelopes. A labor of love for sure!
Post # 9
I made them all myself. Pocketfolds with inserts and embossed invites. I had about 85 to mail, and including postage it came out to be about $3.75 per invite.
There’s a more specific price on my blog, but that’s just from my memory.
Post # 10
Ugh, I don’t even want to think about how much mine will be. I have a serious paper problem so anything less than awesome will be a disappointment. Awesome sometimes costs beaucoup $$$, don’t cha know. Not always, but sometimes I like to go above and beyond.
Post # 11
I made my invites myself and they were pocketfold with 3 inserts and some embossing. They came to about $4 per invite with postage.
Post # 12
I’m printing my own, the most expensive bit was actually the postage at $.88. The cardsandpockets.com pocketfold was on sale for $.78 each. I think it came out to just under $2 since I am DIYing everything. Oh, well I forgot about the RSVP stamp, so maybe $2.50 each.
Post # 13
Mine came up to $1 each, including postage. I DIY’d them and didn’t do RSVP cards. Our thank you’s were also about $1 apiece, including postage
Post # 14
My TOTAL paper cost was $308. This included 125 invitations, outside envelopes, gold lined inner envelopes, pre-printed return address on outer and response envelopes, response card, reception card and accommodation info card. I went with an online company called Invitations By Dawn and they were SUPER helpful. They had a fantastic help number that made all the changes (like increasing font size) that I couldn’t do alon on the website for no extra charge. It always feels risky going with an online company, but I was SOOOO happy with the result! Everyone tells me how nice they look, and I honestly just wanted cheap!
Post # 15
I own a wedding invitation business. Cost is dramatically affected by the number of invitations that you need and how many print pieces you would like to include. $2 per invitation set is not unreasonable if you have reasonable expectations. For example, in that range for 50 invitations or less you may be looking at a main invitation on heavy cardstock, a coordinating reply post card and a printed outer envelope all done in laser print.
The price per invitation set goes down as the quantity increases. If you are doing 100 invites, you may be able to include envelope liners or even do single color thermography printing. If you have any other questions ~ let me know. Paper is my passion!
Post # 16
I’m going with theamericanwedding.com. It was acutally one of the first wedding decisions we made. It will be around $130. We found an invite we loved, and nowhere else has them cheaper in the style.