Post # 1
I’m starting to online shop for our invitations. We’re going to need about 75 invitations and I can’t tell what my budget for invitations should be. About how much did you bees spend on invites, did you find any ways to cut costs, any suggestions for where to order invites online?
Post # 3
I’m paying $864 dollars for a set of 100 4-piece letterpressed invitations from Pressroom and Co. It’s one color but every piece is letterpressed and return addresses are included. This price also includes shipping to me.
I think it was a really fair price for letterpressed invites. Here’s a picture of them:
Post # 4
I ordered 100 invites through Vistaprint. If you sign up for their newsletters, you usually have to wait no longer than a week for them to have an amazing deal of some sort, that you can use towards your invitations.
I got my post card Save-The-Date Cards there for only $20, and I got my invites (including all envelopes, RSVP cards, reception cards) for about $110.
Post # 6
It depends on how much you want to spend and what you want. I looked into vistaprint for invites, checked out Michael’s and Walmart DIY kits and eventually relented and allowed my sister to design our invites.
I’m cutting costs by ordering a lot on ebay and buying things on massive sale. So, for example, the ribbon for the invites cost me $5 (to make about 50), ribbon slides cost me $20 for 50 and rhinestone accents I spent $3 on with a coupon at Michaels. The expensive parts, though, will easily be the paper, envelopes and professional printer.
Also, when you do invites, don’t foget that weight will play a factor in the cost of postage, and having a paper RSVP vs online will cost you a bit on postage as well.
Post # 7
My invites are about $1000 for 150. We designed them 100% through a little paper/stationary shop downtown. I heart them.
Post # 8
You may not want to go by my figures, since I was obsessed with having formal, engraved invitations. I think I spent about $2,400 on my invitation suite.
Post # 9
Wow, there is certainly a wide range of costs here! 🙂
Post # 10
$223 for 20 invite suites through Wedding Paper Divas. That includes Invites with inner and outer envelopes, Detail Cards, Response Cards with Envelopes and Thank You cards with envelopes.
Post # 11
@jpmorgan: Yes there are. It really depends on how important invites are to you, and how fancy you want them to look.
Post # 12
For one wedding, we spent about $6. for each and ordered 100. For the other wedding we paid $10. each and ordered 60. Postage ranged from $.94 to $1.34 each, plus the RSVP envelopes…
Ours were made by 2 different Etsy sellers.
Post # 13
I’m aiming to spend $200 maximum for 50-60 invites. I’ll be using vistaprint and jazzing them up on my own.
Post # 14
We are doing them all by hand, so between the cardstock and envelopes and little things I think we are around 150 for 100 invitation suites. My Maid/Matron of Honor is great at paper crafting so her and I are tackling that project. Invites were definitely not something I was willing to spend a lot on, you should decide how important they are to you. obviously as some PP’s said, they were very important to them so they spent a decent chunk of money on them. It’s all up to what you want!
Post # 15
@MsJ2theZ: Yes, if it was up to me, I would have made them by hand, but my future Mother-In-Law didn’t like any of my choices and wanted something “fancier”. The choice I ended up going with was a good blend of what she and I wanted.
But you definitely have to figure out how important they are to you because the prices can get high pretty quickly!
Post # 16
@jpmorgan: OK I will add in my invites to the mix. I didn’t pay for them, they were $1400 for 125. It’s my FMIL’s business, and she ordered them through http://cestpapier.com/. They are really nice, but if I were paying myself I’d be going a little more budget-friendly…
ETA: here is a pic: