show us your invitations!

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
8476 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did pocketfold invites, they cost about $2 each (inserts, envelopes, ribbon, etc), I made 50 and ordered my supplies from

and I was able to make these programs for free using left over materials from the invites (vellum and ribbon was left over from making luminaries)

Post # 6
10457 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m quite pleased with mine! I designed them myself and had them printed by Catprint, cost just over $110 for 100 sets of the 3 cards (1 is double sided). I had them done in matte heavy cardstock, they look way more expensive than they were. I ordered sliver envelopes online for 40cents each or something. And the RSVP envelopes I ordered from Catprint as well, to fit the RSVP cards. 

Post # 7
4499 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Here are mine! They are mailerbox invitations. I got them on Etsy (I can’t think of the seller’s name off of the top of my head). I ordered 30 of them (small wedding). They were… expensive, haha. But I LOVE stationary so all of our wedding paper products were important to me, haha.

Here is how they were shipped. Wrapped in brown kraft paper. They were $2 each to send.

Post # 8
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@JL4SM:  Haven’t ordered ours yet, but these will be the ones we’re getting with some minor tweaks. We’re having black writing, ivory paper and ivory bow. Also, what you can’t see is there’s a pocket on the back to hold the RSVP and Accommodation inserts.

They’ll cost $1,600 for 150 and we’re getting them from a local company in Chicago.


When it’s opened:


Post # 9
10457 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@kat912:  Wow those are some expensive invitations! If you don’t mind me asking, what makes them so expensive? 

Post # 10
9 posts
  • Wedding: April 2016

@kat912:  eek! My name is Katarina as well and I’ve never met someone with the same name! Lol.Your invites are gorgeous! 

Post # 11
1975 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I designed mine myself

Post # 12
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

These are ours. I can’t remember exactly but I think including both the postage to send and for the RSVP they were less than $3 each including the tools (paper cutter and circle punch) with a ton of supplies left over. I used watercolor paper for the invite and RSVP and printed out the belly band design on fabric interfacing. 

Post # 13
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

I designed mine myself too, from start to finish with no template.   I had them printed by C&P and I did all the assembly myself  🙂

DIY from Cards and Pockets

I ordered 75 sets of everything, and with shipping to Canada AND bloody customs fees (grrrrr)  it was probably close to 250 dollars.    Real cost though, if these would have been ordered and sent to the US it would have been about 2$/invite, including custom printing, and all my materials.


Post # 14
2495 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I designed ours, and had them printed through Catprint.

Here’s the cost rundown for 50 invites, sans stamps (5 pieces each–invitation, RSVP (doubled-sided), map, reception card, and other information card):

Printing/shipping: $101.28
Belly bands: $8.89 for 25 from (cut in half to use for all 50 invites)
Sticker paper: about $12 from Staples – used for other DIYs, as well
Envelopes: $24.89 (pkg. of 50 A7) + $18.96 (pkg of 50 4Bar) from
$166.02 for 50 invitations

Post # 15
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Pinkmoon:  Ha I know but from asking around, it’s pretty typical considering we’re ordering so many (will have around 300 guests, 150 invitations). I’m not sure what exactly makes them expensive, other than the fact that they have a pocket in the back for the inserts, and the paper has a golden shimmer to it (which I’m assuming costs more $$). 

@MrsJBaggett:  Oh yay!! Thanks so much 🙂

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