- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
I just wanted to offer the hive a different prespective on the cost of wedding invitations (professional – not DIY). My mom and I were discussing this last night as we were reviewing what was spent on our wedding invites as well as on our invites for the brunch the next morning.
People get sticker shock with the cost of invitations but think about it this way. Would you think twice about going to Hallmark and buying a card for someone? That’s going to run you $3-$5 before postage and it wasn’t personalized for your needs – it’s just a mass produced generic card.
I spent $5 a piece on my wedding invitations (including postage on both the invite and RSVP envelope). They were pocketfold invites with 4 inserts in the pocket (including RVSP card), the envelope for the RSVP, and a white outer envelope. We tied ribbon around the outside of the pocketfold ourselves and sealed the pocketfold with a sticker. We also spent about $3 a piece on our personalized brunch invites.
Based on posts I’ve seen on the hive, I know many bees would consider what I spent to be “expensive” invitations. Now while I’m not claiming that it isn’t a lot of money (or that it fits in everyone’s budget), when compared to the price of mass-produced generic paper products, to purchase a full invitation suite personalized for you – $5 a piece doesn’t seem too unreasonable!
Just another way to think about it!