Post # 1
Hi. We are trying to figure out what to do for invitations. Ideally, it would just be the actual invite and the RSVP card – maybe a card with “Adult Dinner and Reception to Follow” and our website printed on it. I’m totally for DIY since it’s more budget friendly and I like the idea of different textures. I love the following examples, but I’m not paying $6.00 per invite (Etsy). If you have a great (i.e. cheap) company to check in to, paper place with lots of options, or tips, ideas, or suggestions, please share ’em.
And of course, if you have photos of your invites, please post.
Post # 3
I hadn’t planned on spending more than $100 (just to have the design done by someone on etsy) We also planned on printing them ourselves and/or taking them to be printed which wouldn’t cost much…
but then my wonderful Aunt and Uncle told me that they want to pay for our invitations. I remembered seeing the best Invitations that I HAD to have but wasn’t sure about the price. So we opted for the less expensive option. $4.00 each
My Aunt and Uncle also decided that they want to throw in the Save The Dates as well which are $1.50.
Post # 4
We paid almost nothing for our invitations. Maybe $20 total. I designed them myself, I work for a printing company so the printing was free, and I had a gift certificate that I’d been saving to Paper Source. The most expensive item was the vintage postage.
Post # 5
We paid $5.50 per invitation suite which included just the invite, reply card and the envelopes (really all we needed – we had a very detailed website). After the cost of calligraphy ($1.50 per suite) and postage we were hovering around $8 a pop. We only had about 50 invites to send out so it really wasn’t that horribly expensive.
I don’t have any pro pics on my iPad but heres some crappy cell shots…
Post # 6
All told, we probably spent about $350 for 90 invitations including stamps and envelopes. We designed them ourselves, made the pocketfolds ourselves, and printed everything at home. (Thanks, Lexmark!) It took a lot of time to make them, but we have more time than we do money these days so we didn’t mind.
Post # 7
Ooh! Thanks for sharing!!
I love both invites posted!! The mason jars are so incredibly cute. It was really sweet of your aunt and uncle to get them for you.
And, I really like to idea of designing our own invites. I will check out Paper Source for some of the paper selections. Thanks for the suggestion.