(Closed) How much for Invitations?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It really depends on what type of invitations you want (laser print, thermography, letterpress) and the amount of packaging/enclosures.

You can get them done as inexpensively as $1/invite and as expensively as $10+/invite.  My invites are DIY letterpressed cards with 2 enclosures and 2 envelopes, for $1.5/invite.  It is by far the cheapest way I could figure out to do them, without using a Michaels/Target kit.

Post # 4
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927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are trying to keep ours under $2/invite.

Post # 5
Hostess
11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Ha ha well that depends on what you are looking for. We spend close to $8.00 per invite so as you can see there is quite a gap and no “right” answer.

Post # 6
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2282 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Just be careful while you’re shopping around that you’re paying attention to all the reply and insert cards you’ll want. And are envelope liners extra? It’s easy to think you’ve settled on something that fits in your $2/invitation or $5/invitation budget, only to realize you’ve only accounted for the actual invitation itself, and not the rest.

But the best advice I can give for keeping hidden costs at bay is to avoid unusually shaped invitations that will require extra postage. That extra postage will kill your invite budget.

PPs are right, though, and there is a whole range of possibilities out there. Best to give yourself time to shop around and get a sense of how much what you like will cost.

Post # 7
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11273 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Mary109:  start researching now.  go online & find out what you like.  if you are crafty, like many bees are, you may be able to create the look you want for much less.  check out the diy section on this site.  there are many beautiful & unique ones.

i did mine with a diy jacket kit plus some personal embellishments.  i got the idea from one online but didn’t want to spend $8 each.  i made them for less than $1 each.  that included rsvp’s, envelopes, seals and everything.  (not postage)

Post # 8
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with @professorgirl, watch the size of the card as mine were square shaped and I had to put a $0.90 stamp on each!!  On top of that I was all for custom stamps from zazzle.com and had to order extra stamps just because they couldn’t split up a sheet!  So now I have alot of extra stamps that will go to waste! I don’t have any regrets though, my invites were perfect! (I bought mine from a seller on Etsy). 

Post # 9
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201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

There’s a huge range. Ultimately, it depends on what you want to get and how much you’re willing to do yourself.

We have our main invitation made out of 5″ x 5″ laser-engraved cherry wood veneer with coordinating textured/shimmery/copper pocketfold, and 2 non-textured/shimmery opal cardstock for $13 each. But we love it textured and unique and fancy, to set the overall feel of the wedding.

We were quoted $6 each for a similar pocketfold invitation done in regular/non-textured/shimmery cardstock.

Post # 10
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2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Invitations weren’t very important to us, so we used one of the Michaels Brides print-your-own kits. They were about 75 cents apiece. Like PPs have said, the price range is huge depending on your priorities!

Post # 11
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118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Check out etsy! There are a lot of great designers with original invitations to choose from–I orderd the  PDF design of my invite, RSVP card, recpeption card, and cute hand tags for favors that matched for $65, and then ordered the actual invites, etc (including envelopes for invite and RSVP) (75) and hangtags (150) from catprint.com for $135! I came in under budget and my invitations are perfect!

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