(Closed) Am I the only who thinks invitations are ridiculously expensive???

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
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701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m going to do mine as a postcard from vistaprint or some other similar online printing company. Vista print is 25 bucks for postcards front and back- I’ll just say to RSVP by either phone, email, facebook or our website

Post # 18
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

i agree completely.  All of the invites that i like are 5 to6 bucks plus. add i need 100 of them, plus stamps! unbelieveable!!!!

Post # 19
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119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I got ours at Vistaprint. I did up postcard invitations and for 100 invites it cost 23$. 

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Oh my gosh, it’s crazy expensive.  I have had a lot of fun making my own though.  It’s been a fun expierence to work with my Fiance on it since he’s good at the computer design stuff and I like being crafty.  So he is making the design and wording and I’m doing all the paper assembly :). 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

I’m doing a mix of vistaprint and DIY.

Im using VP postcards for the invitation, reception card, RSVP card ( but matte), and businesscards for the registry card. Each 100 postcards comes to about $7 because I uploaded a design. And the 250 business cards are about $12 because I went glossy.

Then I’m getting card stock at the dollar store 4/$1.25 and making my own pocket folds.

I will also be making my own metallic envelopes. 

I hope to come in under $100 for about 60 SUPER fancy looking invites. So a full pocket fold invitation suite with 3 insterts for under $2/each!

Post # 22
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5667 posts
Bee Keeper

I’ve resigned myself to an expensive invitation suite but Fiance really would prefer we pick up a DIY kit at Michaels. As much as I like those kits none of them really fit our wedding.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

DIYing it is NOT cheaper than buying it for $5-6 each. My sister is designing our invites for free, we got ribbon for DIRT cheap ($1 for 4 yards) and are considering doing our own pocketfolds. If we add a ribbon slide, it will be about $6 an invite. If we don’t do a ribbon slide, probably about $5 each. It sucks.

Post # 24
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1841 posts
Buzzing bee

most things involved in weddings are needlessly expensive.  dresses, invites, halls, flowers, I am starting to understand why people elope…

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yes!! That is why I made my own.  I wanted more informations since a lot of people will be from out of town.  My invites are around $150 for 80 of them. 

Post # 26
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

They are expensive but the invitations were one of the most important aspects of our wedding to us. We spent a lot of money on them (after postage and calligraphy they were almost $9 a pop) and I’m sure most of our guests just tossed them after the wedding but we feel they were worth it. 

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used VistaPrint and spent about $98 for (50 of each) the invites, RSVP cards, thank you notes and (100) place setting cards.  They’re not super fancy, but I’m on a budget and 99% of my guests will throw them out!

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

just discussed this whole thread with my fiance. he always asks, so what is new on WB today?  lol   anyways, after reading aloud all the posts, he decided that we shoud just get them made. save us the time and energy. done i say. done. and done.   thanks to takemyhand and CaitMarae for making the decision easier.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You are definitely not the only one…that is why I went an alternate route and ordered mine through a website called 123print.com.  It’s awsome.. They came in today and are GREAT!  It was 87 dollars for 100 invitations and 100 reply cards with envelopes!  FREE SHIPPING.  I couldn’t say enough great things about this site.  They have a wide variety of options to choose from as well!

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Totally agree! We bought a DIY kit from Michaels, and then I designed a nice modern-looking layout on my computer and printed them at home. We added some extra DIY details to make them look nice, and they still ended up costing under $100 for about 85 invitations. Not too bad in my opinion!

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