PLEASE Share your wedding invitation pictures!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I designed my invitations myself and then had them letterpressed/gold foil stamped.  I handwrote our names and the rsvp card.  It cost around $1,000 for everything including postage, doilies and string.  I ordered 250 invitation sets.

 

 

Post # 5
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1946 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I made my own and saved a TON of money by doing it, and I got to make them exactly the way I wanted! We’re having a woodsy, organic, natural wedding with tons of wooden influences, so we wanted our invitations to set the tone for the wedding! When it was all said and done, I think it cost us right at $100 for 100 invitations. Shipping would have been crazy, but luckily, a good majority of our guests are local, so we will be driving around dropping the boxes on their porches. We will probably spend janother $50-$75 on shipping the rest. If you’re crafty/have the time, I definitely recommend trying the DIY route- it helps you stretch your dollar even further!

The boxes we’re packaging them in:

 

Post # 6
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1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsReal:  $4/set including postage for letterpress and foil stamped invitations is a bargain.  Unless you’re getting them printed on vistaprint, you should expect to pay between $2-6 /set for just plain invitatons. 

Post # 8
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2534 posts
Sugar bee

We DIY’d ours. Had a coupon for the invite/response card/envelope kits themselves, so got them for about $30 for a package of 50 (and bought two packs as we had under 100 guests) from Michaels Arts & Crafts store.

The little pearls I added were actually from the dollar store – they had big sheets of them for $2 each! So in other words it was super cheap to make our invites. Less than a dollar each (plus postage obviously) and everyone loved them!

 

 

 

Post # 9
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8425 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mine were about $2 each to make

Post # 11
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528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I made mine, too, and saved a bunch of money. The reply card is a post card, so no envelope required for it. (Sorry the pic is a little blurry, took it on my phone.)

 

ETA: Total cost was around $400, which included my STDs, invitation packet pictured below, thank you cards, and postage for all of the above. I sent 100 STDs and invites.

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 13
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582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

these are mine. I put them in the mail on Tuesday. ❤  They cost $20.00 for the PDF file and I had them printed and cut at a local print shoppe. $100.00 for that.  400 cards and 200 belly bands= $120.00. Postage and envelopes, another $160.00. 

Post # 14
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393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our invitations are really simple. The actual invitations are just thick white paper with letterpressed black ink in calligraphy. They are hand-painted with navy ink on the edge but I don’t think many people will notice. Our envelopes are a little bit more interesting. I love them, they are totally us. 

They were very expensive, at $950.00 for 40 invitations, 55 envelopes (with a letterpressed return address in calligraphy on the back flap), and envelope moistener. It wouldn’t have been much more for extra invites, they get cheaper per invite in larger quantitites. I could break it down more, but we could have saved by skipping on the edge painting or skipping the envelope liners and doing no return address on the envelopes. We didn’t order reply cards or anything else. 

My advice to you would be to ORDER SAMPLES! You may love the way it looks online but not so much in person. 

Here are our envelopes. Such a shame people will rip these open! lol 

This is just a picture of the edge painting. 

The actual invites. 

 

Post # 15
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673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

One of my really good friends and bridesmaids designed ours. I really wanted white ink so she made it happen!! Here is the pic of the outside and the link is our actual invite set. She loved them so much that she opened an etsy store and began selling them.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/125384298/rustic-kraft-paper-doily-invitations?ref=sr_gallery_13&ga_search_query=kraft+doily+invitation&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all

Post # 16
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MrsReal:  Super simple single page invites.  We put the rest of the info and RSVPon our wedding website.

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