(Closed) Average price of invites?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
Member
11268 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@DamaskBride47:  i got my pocket invites from michaels i think and i just added the ribbons and logo.  it is much cheaper and less time consuming than buying cardstock and cutting your own.

 

Post # 19
Member
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@DamaskBride47:  I am a Michael’s coupon queen.

First of all, you can use one of each type of coupon per day. Michael’s also accepts JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby coupons, and you can use one of each of THOSE each day too. Sometimes JoAnn’s has 60% off coupons. Some Michael’s will only go up to 50%, but some will do the full 60%. It depends on how well trained they are and if there is a manager around, haha.

Theoretically, you could use a Michael’s 50%, a HL 40%, and a JoAnn’s 60% off all in one transaction. And then if you take your Fiance, he could do the same. You can find and print them all on their websites.

Also, they do accept smartphone coupons, and all of those stores have apps with their coupons. WAY easier than printing or clipping coupons. I’d definitely suggest downloading those apps if it is possible for you.

At the very least, you could do one Michael’s coupon per day and just swing by each day. But it gets tedious.

I did the “Midwest tour” of Michael’s recently when we went to a town 4 hours away. We stopped at five Michael’s on the way there and back, and Fiance and I each bought a package of what we needed (streamers) each time. I’m really glad we did it that way. Each store only stocked between 2 – 4 packages of the streamers, and they haven’t restocked yet. It put my mind at ease to have them all bought sooner than later in case they change stock. AND, I was able to get them for more than 50% off overall. It was a huge help.

Post # 20
Member
8440 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did my own pocketfold invites.  Here’s the price breakdown (50):

paperandmore.com

$15   envelopes

$10   paper

$36   pocketfold cards

$26   peal metallic cardstock

Michael’s (with 40% coupons)

$4     rubber stamp

$4     ink pad

BBcrafts.com

$4    2 spools organza ribbon with satin center

Shipping costs

$8

Total $107 (will be $2.79 ea with $0.65 postage, doing online RSVP)

I also had enough paper and cardstock left over to make all of my programs, so those were a free bonus.

Post # 21
Member
8440 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Edit to post, sorry $2.79 ea total including postage ($0.65)

Post # 22
Member
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Typically, the invitations here cost about $3 and up each.  I met with a designer and she was charging $9 per invite for what I originally wanted so fi and I decided to do them ourselves.  Fi is a designer as well and we did a simple flat invite with 3 inserts.  With printing (and because of the kind of cardstock we used, a pearlized silvery finish), it was about .90 cents for 2 invites.  We did 96 invitations, 96 ceremony, rsvp and reception info cards. Plus 100 menu cards and 120 thank you tags for $131.40 not including postage or envelopes. It came out to more than I anticipated but still way cheaper than anything we could havd found for what we were looking for.

 

Post # 23
Member
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Oh and the design fi got from google and he played with it a little to get what I wanted.  It was bits and pieces from a few different designs I like plus the logo he created from the idea I gave him.  So yes, you can take a pic and give it to someone to re-create.

Post # 24
Member
1291 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I did the cheapest invites possible and I’m SO HAPPY I did. 50 invitations for 25.00 from Vista Print.. Sure they’re kinda plain and cheesy but I got the highest quality paper I could and well, oh well. I came REALLY close to buy 12 DOLLAR invitations and then I got flustered about my budget and said the hell with it.

I probably could’ve gotten something nicer for a little more… or even not been so drastic about it and did something in the 2-3.00 range but honestly, I’m super thrilled with how cheap they are. The funny thing is, is when they look at the invite and see I’m having the reception at the #1 luxury hotel in the whole state — they are going to be like “And she got these invitations?!!” Oh well..

Post # 25
Member
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It really depends on what kind of invite you want to have. We’ve designed our own invitations and are also using the pocket fold invites. Cards and Pockets as other posters have written is really reasonably priced. They have really great customer service and have good products. We ordered color swatches from them first and then we ordered samples of a pocket fold and all inserts (free shipping). Ordering the samples and swatches will help you get the colors right and get a great idea of how your invites will turn out.

Post # 26
Member
8440 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Oh I forgot to mention, if you’re in the US (I’m not sure about other countries), the post office charges extra for things that aren’t “letter shaped” such as square invites.  Depending on how many you have, the extra cost can really add up.  Good luck and I hope you find the perfect invite.

Post # 27
Member
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I designed my own, bought the paper from cards&pockets and had a printer print them. With stamps, it cost about $3.75 per invite. $0.45 for RSVP cards & $0.90 for the invite were the stamps… =) 

Post # 28
Member
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

here are my zazzle std’s.  the photo really doesnt do them justice.  i’ve gotten a ton of compliments on them so far.  i upgraded the paper to linen. 

The topic ‘Average price of invites?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors