Post # 1
Right now I have $600 budgeted for our invitations INCLUDING postage (save the dates have their own separate budget). We will be sending out right around 60 invitations. Can we get decent invitations made (I really don’t want to DIY them) for about $10 apiece including postage, however much that costs? How much were your invites?
Post # 2
I don’t know about fancy invitations, but I know mine were like $2 each on Zazzle. It definitely wasn’t a priority of ours to spend a ton of money on something that will end up in the garbage.
Post # 3
mine were 100% free including postage stamps. We DIY’ed them and we had a gift card to buy all the materials we needed. The actual cost was ~$60ish? (for about 30 invites) Would have been less, but we bought the wrong type of paper and envelopes and couldn’t return but we are using them for programs and thank you cards so it all worked out.
Do you have a picture of your invites? I’m curious as so what a $10 invite looks like haha (:
Post # 4
Brace2014: my invites don’t exist yet! I created this thread to get an idea of the kind of invitations I can get in my budget.
Post # 5
cbj9: Oops, I misunderstood 😛 I guess depending on how many invites you need, what kind of invites you want prices will vary. Hopefully you will be well below your budget (:
Post # 6
Try etsy or zazzle. You’ll save a ton.
Post # 7
cbj9: We got ours from magnetstreet.com and they were BEAUTIFUL. And we only paid about $200! They send us coupons with everything we purchase, so we’ve gotten 25% off the invites, menu cards, programs, etc. We went into it with the view point that no one cares what the invites look like except us and they’re just going to be thrown away. Personally, I would never spend $600 on that.
Post # 8
Are you making them yourselves or paying someone for it? I made all of the invites for my brother’s wedding for $3.00 each counting postage (there and RSVP cards) and buying ink, envelopes, paper, card stock, sealing wax, ribbon, a punch and stamps for embellishments and gold embossing powder… If y want to use sweat equity, you can do a heck of a lot for a hell of a lot less.
Post # 9
I paid $500 for 30.
5×7 flat cards in a suite with insert cards, rsvp cards, name cards, thank u cards, and address labels. Also included trifold pocket envelopes, color backer cards, custom cutting, prof assembly, ribbon wrap, and calligraphy.
Post # 10
With postage (including the stamp that went on the RSVP) my invites were a little over $1 each. I think $10 each should be more than enough for invites. Make sure you keep postage requirements in mind when you are designing them as that could dramatically affect the cost per invite!
Post # 11
Mine were $16 plus $30 for postage and that was for 100 invitations.
Post # 12
I got our std’s from Minted, for about $40 for 60 cards. They have nice invite packages too, so even if invites are triple the cost of std’s, you’d still be under! Check them out, I was very happy with the ease of order and delivery.
Post # 13
cbj9: TOTALLY! Ours will come to about $350 for 55 (not including postage) and they are on a very lux thick stock and beautifully designed.
For up to $10 per invite you could even go down the letterpress route or something a little more extravegent.. or you could shave a little of the budget down if you’re looking to save and still get something beautiful.
Have you looked on websites like minted and wedding paper divas? I ordered a tonne of samples from them and they were beautiful quality and they have a HUGE range! (some were a little tacky in my opinion but there were plenty of gorgeous designs too, I guess they have to cater to everyones taste!)
Post # 14
We are going to end up right at your budget. We are using wedding paper divas ( with costco membership you get 25% off). They are only 1.50 per invite but have to buy the insert and response cards seperately
Post # 15
We spent about $10/ invite -a pocket fold, invite card and 3 insert cards. I’m also getting a wax seal and the wax to do myself plus postage for invites and replies it’ll probably come out to roughly $1400 for a batch of 100. I really didn’t want to spend that much I wanted to DIY but FI wanted them professionally done.