Post # 1
To those bees who don’t mind sharing the details, would you mind letting me know how much you spent on your wedding invitations? And if you DIYed or purchased? This doesn’t include postage, I mean purely just invitations/envelopes. I’m pretty crafty and I’m expecting a long engagement so I’d like to take the time to DIY my invitations, but only if it’s actually going to save us a few bucks.
I’ve been looking at materials for DIY and I’m more interested in comparing to the price of pre-bought invitations.
Post # 2
I did mine for about 35 cents each useing cards and cardstock from Micheal’s, my home printer and the website greetingsisland.com
Post # 3
There are many website where you can find similar to what you want and get prices. Basic Invite, Etsy, Vista Print, Zazzle can all give you a price range.
Post # 4
I purchased ours from Zazzle, used a groupon. It was about $2 each. I made the mistake of buying 1 per guest, not 1 per couple…. So I over spent. :/
However, I did cost compare DIY. For us DIY only saved about $20-40 total (before my mistake of course)… But added a ton more time and energy. I had lots to do and felt $20-40 wasn’t as big of a savings as I was thinking.
Post # 5
If you wanted to go the quick route (like I am haha), get them at Costco! I think $0.69 per card, cheaper if you bundle.
Post # 6
1.48$ from Shutterfly, they have periods with great promotions (got mine 50% off)
Post # 7
We are buying a template from Etsy – $15- $30 depending on what invitation suite we buy. We will print them as custom cards from Costco and it’ll be about $50 for 75 invitations.
Post # 8
- Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada
We had an Etsy store print them, small guest list so we splurged a little. $400 for 26 invites with each guests name & addressed, belly bands, monogram. DIY could be a lot less than this, but if you want them foil embossed you’d probably spend a couple hundred on your own equipment to do it.
Post # 9
You can really get them at at price range! $1.27 each on Shutterfly or $9 each for letterpress. I think Minted has great middle range invitations at about $3 each!
Personally, we are spending about $5 per invitation, although it ends up being $9 per suite since we are including an inclosure and RSVP card. We also have a “smaller” guest list (about 110 people) so we are splurging a little bit.
Post # 10
We got 100 invites, response cards and envelops for less than $70 from Vista print on sale. Envelopes were free. Vista print did a 60% off sale in April and we stacked as many coupon codes (retail me not!!) as we could. On etsy, we got a custom template that we could print from for $18, but there are some that are much cheaper.
We made belly bands and little chevrons to glue on and make it 20s themed. We got the idea from downloadandprint.com, and the additions were only 50 cents of paper from Michaels for all invites.
This was acutally cheaper than printing ourselves. Printer ink is super expensive, and places like kinkos doesn’t have as great quailty. On sale at vistaprint, ended up much cheape especially with free envelopes.
Post # 11
Ours is like $4.50/invitation but they’re laser cut.
Post # 12
We are doing pocketfold invites, with 2 inserts and RSVP card + return envelope. The numbers are for 21 invites
Pocketfolds of Amazon: £30
30* Invites, inserts (2x), RSVP, and printed envelope from Vistaprint: £106 after 50% off and the linen cardstock upgrade
Ribbon, backing paper, front decor for pocketfolds, envelopes: ~£40
*We needed invites in two languages, with the Vistaprint order sizes that took us up to 30 invites total – which was good cause Fiance suddenly remembered that his father has siblings, too.
The actual invite cards though were £25, I think? It is all the extra stuff that made things expensive for us. Twenty-nine of our 33 guests will be traveling and we really wanted to include accommodation information and directions with the invitations. That made pocketfolds “the logical decision” and things spiraled a little from there.
ETA: If you want foil printing, have a look at catprint. We ordered their samples and actually liked the overall quality much better than vistaprint. The issue was that vistaprint had a design we liked and I couuldn’t find anything similar to use with catprint.
Post # 13
do you mind showin an example of vistaprint. I will need to send out about 60 invites and with two languages so not sure If it was worth it or just one lanuage..but overall wanted to see their designs as appose to me making my own.
Post # 14
$1 each from optimalprint. Just a simple card with flower design but we’ve had a few comments on how pretty they are 😊
Post # 15
We spent 450 on 115 invitations from wedding paper divas. Originally about 759 but we bought them on cyber Monday