(Closed) INVITATIONS DIY and price

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I saw some really elegant invitations this morning. They are by Encore, specifically their "Classic Collection". Their website is http://www.encoreinvitations.com
I went through their sample book at a stationary store and was blown away by all the really high quality textured papers they use. They seem to do a lot of printing on silk-like paper. I am DIY’ing my invites but if I weren’t already so invested in that, I would absolutely order something from this line. Their entire line is not pictured on their website so I would try to find a local retailer and look at a book in person. I think they were around $500 for 100 invitations.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

We designed our own invites and had Reaves engraving print them (thermography printing).  For the custom invite + reception card and envelopes I think it was around $300.  Great customer service as well and they had them printed in less than 3 weeks.

http://www.reavesengraving.com/ 

 Good luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

I went the DIY (gocco) route and it ended up costing me $418 for 150 (add an additional $150 if you want to include the cost of the gocco machine itself).

You can pretty much spend whatever you want on invites, from very little to thousands… if you dig back through the archives, you’ll find a lot of bees who have shared the cost of theirs- good luck! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

take a look at costco.com.  they have tons of cool options at very reasonable prices!  you don’t even need to have a costco membership to order the invites.  you can order samples of any design that you are interested in.  the entire process was quick, painless, and simple.  hope that helps!

Post # 7
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Worker bee

A good rule of thumb I’ve heard is to think of buying an invitation the way you might think of buying a greeting card.  There are cheaper ones and there are more expensive ones, but a lot of the time you’re going to end up spending $3-$5 per card.  If you make one on your home printer on simple paper, it’s pretty inexpensive.  If you make one that’s painstakingly handcrafted using a variety of specialty papers, embossing, ribbon and jewels, then the price goes up (though it’s probably less expensive than paying someone else to painstakingly handcraft).

I recommend checking out etsy.com for invitations.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

If you want DIY invitations but don’t want to do it yourself- check out etsy! 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I was going to DIY my entire invites, but then realized I’m not talented enough to recreate the ones I wanted.  I found a graphic designer who is going to design my invite, RSVP card, and give me a jpeg of the image for really really really cheap (he is building his portfolio).  So the most expensive thing for me is envelopes b/c I bought them at Paper Source.  I think I will end up spending about $125 for 60 invites.  If you want the designer’s info feel free to PM me!

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