(Closed) Invitations on a Budget

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Michaels and Joanns both have sales on wedding invitations quite frequently. You can also use coupons at both places. At Joanns you can use more than one coupon at a time and at Michaels, if you want to use more than one coupon at a time, you will need to take someone with you to go through the line separately from you. You may be able to DIY your invitations for that price, if you do your research and depending on how elaborate you want them to be.

Post # 4
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381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Some bees will scoff at my method of saving money on invitations but this is what I did for 100 guests. 

I sent email STDs from my website, anyone who wasn’t accessible via email found out through word of mouth.

I bought an invitation kit from target that cost me $35 for 50 invites I printed all of those out for out of town guests.

All of my in-town guests received paperless post invites. http://www.paperlesspost.com/

So I spent $35 on invites as a total.

Post # 5
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I recommend printing through CatPrint – we are doing ours through them. You can request a free wedding samples package to get to feel the quality of their paper.

You can find some free templates online: http://www.downloadandprint.com/ These are free and pretty! She also makes some of them in different colors and even designs the RSVP card to go along with it. You download, enter your text (get free fonts at dafont.com) and you can print them yourself! You can do it through kinkos if you would like, or a place like Catprint. Therefore, it should keep costs pretty low. You also have to consider the cost of postage (unless that’s in a separate budget item), but anything under 1oz is 44 cents.

Post # 6
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I plan to get mine from Ann’s bridal bargains, they have have very good deals on invites

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I used http://www.123print.com and spent $91 for my STD’s, invites, RSVP cards, Thank You cards and extra envelopes. I also googled coupon codes so I got free shipping (which would have been $35!).

Do you need 200 invites or are you having 200 guests? (Just asking because you’ll be sending 1 per family– not 1 per guest and sometimes that can be overlooked when ordering invites…)

Post # 8
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1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I used a kit I found on sale for $2 for 20 invites and am doctoring them up.  I ordered RSVP postcard from vistaprint for free plus shipping (only $6.50 for 100).  The postcards are also cheaper because postcard stamps are cheaper.   I bought card stock to make pocketfolds and happened to find it on sale at Hobby Lobby for about 25 cents a page/pocket. 

Good luck!  Be creative and I am sure you can come up with something that you like in your price range. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Look at clearance racks at Michael’s, Joann’s, Office Depot, Office Max, and Staples.

I found 90 of the print-it-yourself invites for $12 on clearance at one of those stores (I can’t remember which).

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Oh yeah I got mine from Big Lots…they are Martha Stewart

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