Post # 1
I’m having a hard time finding any that I like that aren’t ridiculously expensive. My theme is pearls and lace. My colors are lilac, white, and gray. They don’t necessarily have to match my theme, but it’d be nice.
Also, what do you think is a good price for invitations? I haven’t quite figured out my budget for that part yet, but I’m not paying $150 for 50 invitations. We won’t have more than 200 guests but I don’t think we’ll even have that many.
Post # 2
Etsy, the same seller who did our STDs. Haven’t ordered yet but will soon
Post # 3
Laurenplusalex: Which shop are you using?
Post # 4
heatherdanyel: I think it’s called CreatingAPaperMemory. We’re getting 100 invitation sets for $125. They are not fancy, but we were impressed with the quality and value.
Post # 5
We used Minted. I couldn’t find anything that fit my theme, but I found a style I liked and completely redesigned it for free. I changed the font, colors, and even changed a little design on there to be a laurel instead of a swirl. They look completely custom.
I would say a good price for a whole suite (invite + envelope, rsvp + envelope, maybe on decorative option/insert) is $5/invite. I think $3/ invite is a very good price, unless you decide to go the DIY route.
Try these on etsy. I looked but didn’t end up going with them..they were a bit too fancy for us
Post # 6
Have you considered making them? My friend is DIY-ing her invitations and they will be super super cheap (think like $20 for her whole set, all she paid for was the paper and printed them at home, not including postage of course). Look into pre-made templates online (google, etc) where you fill in your information and print them out on your own. You could even design them yourself and print them out since you haven’t found any you like yet.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - Knoll Country Club West
I used theamericanwedding.com and was really happy. I spent $218 for 150 invitations with RSVP cards, plus 175 inner envelopes, 175 outer envelopes & the RSVP envelopes which were pre-addressed with our return address.
The invitations were very customizable – I ordered the camelot invitation but they look nothing like the sample because I changed the fonts, colors and all the wording. They sent free samples and their customer service live chat was very helpful. They were delivered really quickly too.
And on the top I had our names printed in “frosted lilac” and the color is so pretty. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on it.
Hope this helps!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - lotusresidence.com
How about using free printables?
There are some really nice looking invitation suites on Weddingchicks, some of them also allow you to customize the colors:
We designed our own invites and just used a local printer to make them.
Post # 9
I made my own invitations: create a Word doc and print it onto fancy paper. Cut fancy paper in half and card stock in half. Attach paper to card stock. Done. This makes 2 invitations per sheet. (I actually had one extra step b/c I found an Aspen leaf punch and used that on the top of the paper before attaching it to the card stock, so that the blue card stock showed through as the leaf.)
For reference, I picked up a pack of “parchment” style paper from WalMart for $20 and ordered the card stock from Gatsby.com for $30. I made 100 invitations and had plenty of both left over, which I’ve been using to make signs. My mother bought some of the print-your-own packs, and we used just the envelopes and RSVP cards from there. I don’t know how much she paid, but I think around $10/50 b/c she picked them up at an outlet store. The only other expenses were printer ink and the adhesive (Elmers permanent tape runner – which worked GREAT!) so round up to about $1/invitation+RSVP+envelopes.
Could I have gotten a set just as cheap by ordering somewhere? Yeah probably, but by making them, they are exactly what we wanted and still within budget. I was having a problem finding a pre-made set that hit both those criteria. I’m very happy with them 🙂 GOOD LUCK!
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heatherdanyel: i bought all of our paper items via vistaprint – got some coupons to help out – grand total for 155 guests total (ordered 100 of each to be sure i had extras and sent probably around 70 out) was $478
$182 for save the dates with personalized envelopes
$219 for invitations and rsvp cards with personalized envelopes for both
$77 for thank you notes and personalized envelopes
i felt like this was a pretty good deal overall!
Post # 12
We did all of our stationary through Zazzle.com where we had thousands of templates to choose from plus all the fancy paper options. Used promo codes and got some awesome deals… probably spent more on the postage than the actual invites!
Post # 13
Zazzle.com (or Zazzle.ca if you’re in Canada)! They have a huge variety of different invitations and ours turned out perfect! I would highly recommend them!!!
Post # 14
I used magnetstreet for save the dates, invites and thank yous. Everything came out great and one really nice thing about their site is that you can set it to display all of their designs in your colors as you browse. The only problem I had was that their standard paper is practically ink repellent and I ended up having to use a sharpie to write my thank yous. I wanted to use my nice calligraphy pen, but that didn’t leave a mark nor did a regular ballpoint pen.
Post # 15
I bought mine almost an entire year out from my wedding. (gutsy) Thankfully none of the details of my wedding changed. I bought our invitations from davids bridal. They had a 50% off sale in January 2014. It was a deal I just had to jump on. I still love how they look. I will say this. If you go to davids bridal they should have the samples of the invitations. I was going to go with a lace one that looks great online, but in person it was a not good. The invitations are only online but they do have the samples in store. Check them out for sales around December and January if you are not in a rush.