(Closed) All the wedding stationary – how much is it ?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How much did you spend on all the wedding stationary ?
    $100 - $200 : (7 votes)
    22 %
    $200 - $300 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    $300 - $400 : (4 votes)
    13 %
    $400 - $500 : (3 votes)
    9 %
    $500 + : (17 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 3
    5242 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Lulume:  $300 doesnt seem to bad to me if you are doing it all your self. Just remember that not all cardstock can be put in a printer at home. I went ot this awesome place in Markham, Ontario  (I know you live in Canada but not sure where) and they had every kind of cardstock and envelope you can think off and they printed our DIY invites ther for a decent cost. I’m also making one page iteneraries for my destination wedding and I plan to bring my own cardstock to Staples and having them print for me as the cardstock I got was super thick

    Post # 5
    5242 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Lulume:  It’s a place called Paperland at Warden and Denison. It’s really hidden in a business type/ factiry area but it was amazing there!! They have every kind of paper and envelope you can think of! We got 200 invites, 100 double sided RSVP cards and a box of 250 envelopes for just under $300 and they even cut them all for us also. They have a website but there is no info on it you kinda have to just go there to check it out

    Post # 6
    11418 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Your poll actually doesn’t go high enough for me.  Because I had a very formal, engraved invitation suite; an eight-page, formal, printed program; engraved informals; menu cards; and invitations for our rehearsal dinner, I actually spent more than $4K on these items.

    Post # 9
    11418 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @Lulume:  Yes. I must admit to being a bit of a stationery nerd, lol.  Perhaps I should have spent less money on paper and more on my dress, lol! 🙂

    Post # 11
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I spent about $800 on invitations, $600 on programs, $300 on caligraphy.  The place cards and and menus I made myself.  

    Post # 12
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Lulume:  We spent a little over $1,800 total on stationery, including around $900 on the invitation suite.  The total included:

    • Save the date cards
    • Invitations plus 2 insert cards
    • Reply cards
    • Envelopes
    • Address labels (for save the date cards only)
    • Embosser
    • Thank you notes (engagement party, bridal shower, wedding)
    • Postage
    • Escort card display
    • Place cards
    • Guest book and pens

    So $300 sounds good to me!

    Post # 13
    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I made and designed my own invitations and they had several pieces. I’d estimate I spent about $250-300 on the invites which includes inner, outer and RSVP envelopes, RSVP cards printed on white cardstock, and three inserts on white card stock matted on turquoise specialty textured cardstock (invitation, reception card, travel info card). Then a custom cut (using a diecut type machine I own) belly band holding each packet together. I made about 130 invites. The envelopes were the biggest suprise to me for price.

    I first bought some supplies from Michaels and made a prototype, then I ordered the specialty paper from craft websites where I could find it in 25 sheet packs instead of individual sheets which were $0.99 each for 12×12 paper. The white card stock I purchased also in big packs, but using my Michael’s 40% off coupons each week.

    I was extremely careful to plan the way the paper was cut. For example, if a card was 3×4 on the turquoise I cut it from the 12×12 paper. Other sizes were more efficient to cut on 8.5×11 paper.

    I desigend everything myself in photoshop and arranged all the card inserts to again fit most efficiently on the 8.5 x 11 white cardstock and printed at office max. The charge you per sheet, so the layout is important.

    I love doing paper crafts and really wanted to do the work myself. That said it took a lot more time and work than I anticipated but I got tons of compliments and people were surprised (or at least acted that way) that I made them myself.

    If you’re not up for it, I recommend also looking at websites like vistaprint. They always have groupons, specials etc. Also Michael’s carries these build your own invite kits and there are several cute options. With a 40% off coupon they are a steal!

    For thank you notes I’ve just picked things up here and there as I go. Shutterfly sent me a couple free $20 off any purchase coupons, found some at Marshalls and TJ Maxx, dollar bin at Michaels, etc. I’ve probably spent about $30 on these and have way more than we will need – at least 100.

    Place cards, programs, etc I haven’t gotten to yet. Hoping to keep the budget super low there.

    Post # 14
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Here’s the breakdown of mine – I DIY’d my pocketfold invitations. We sent about 128 invitations, but in a fair amount of stuff we had to overorder because of the quantities available. 

    Save the Dates: $49
    Save the Date Postage: $54

    Invitation Supplies: $248
    Invitation Postage: $105
    *DID not provide RSVP envelopes/postage, our RSVP was online/by phone – worked out well*

    160 Thank You Notes: $21
    Thank You Postage: $70

    25 Rehearsal Dinner Invites (simple through VistaPrint): $15
    Rehearsal Dinner Postage: $9

    200 Programs (Through Vistaprint): $45

    200 Menu Cards (Vistaprint): $45

    Post # 16
    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    $300 sounds very reasonable! We’re only having a 35-45 people wedding, I’m doing everything except from the Save-The-Date Cards myself and I’ve still budgeted for double that amount ($623). This is our break down:

    As we’re having a semi Destination Wedding, we’ll also have a reception in Toronto once we’re back from the honeymoon – that’s what the four last items on the list refers to.

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