(Closed) cost of DIY wedding invitations??

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 32
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785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I will have spent about $220 for EVERYTHING invitation related.  This includes:

-Paper for save the Date cards

-Postage for STD’s

-Fancy paper for invitations

-Envelopes for invitations

-Postage for invitations

-Other invitation materials (glue, fancy hole punch, etc)

-Fancy paper for thank you cards (also DIY)

-Thank you envelopes

-Thank you postage

I saved money by not doing RSVP cards (they will RSVP online) and keeping my invitations relatively simple and not bulky.  This saved a lot on envelopes and postage.

Post # 33
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3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

guessing at what it’ll cost to have the invites printed at the UPS store and adding up what we’ve spent on current supplies (NOT including the cricut, hehehehehe), the price is at most $30 for 70 invites, which puts it at under .50 (50 cents!) an invite. 

That isn’t including postage, because some I’ll be hand-delivering (my parents, his parents, my brother, my brother’s Mother-In-Law, people I work with, etc etc) so I’m not sure how many will get mailed… not to mention prices change constantly.

Post # 34
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1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If I were to just count the supplies towards the invitations, it would equal to a little less than $1.70 per invitation (before postage).  I probably spent about $235 total for the 100 invitations, but I will have tons of I’ll be using the tons of extra cardstock and ribbon for other projects such as the programs and escort cards, etc.  I think it saved us money as similar ones that I found on Etsy ranged anywhere from $4-7 dollars per invite! πŸ™‚  Here is our invitation suite in progress:

 

It includes outer envelope with envelope liner, jacket with main invitation, 2-3 pages of inserts for the accommodations/directions/map and an RSVP card and envelope.  We are still in the process of putting together the inserts.  Hope this helps! 

Post # 35
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766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re going the DIY route. My budget for invitations was around $425, I think, and I’m paying $200 for 85 invites. That’s including printer ink, cardstock, mailing and RSVP envelopes and postage. I’m ordering the pocketfolds and envelopes from Cards & Pockets and purchasing ink and cardstock at Staples. I downloaded a template and changed the colors. The enclosures/response cards/favor tags took a little effort, since I had to cut part of the design from the original invitation so that it wouldn’t be distorted when I made them different sizes. It takes effort for sure, but I like putting a personal touch on things, so it’s actually been pretty fun.

Post # 35
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152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I am DIY’ing my invites. I designed them on pic monkey. I am going to bind them with Navy bakers twine. They go with our theme of a  love story. The invite it self is set up like the 1st page of a chatper, the details page is another “page in the book”, and the RSVP card is a libary “checkOut” card. We are RSVp’ing via email or phone so we will save a little with that. I would rather spend money on the actually wedding.

Post # 36
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152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

kam914:  oh and I am going to print some of it at work because we have nice printers. and the big stuff will be at staples.

Post # 37
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I´m DIYing my invitation cards πŸ™‚  I´ve found this website: http://bit.ly/weddinggeneral

Here I found some ideas, and also FREE printables and templates for my invitations. It´s been really helpful to me. Hope it helps you too πŸ™‚

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I´m DIYing my invitation cards πŸ™‚  I´ve found this website: Oh My Fiesta Wedding. Here I found some ideas, and also FREE printables and templates for my invitations. It´s been really helpful to me. I may use this idea: Arabesque Invitation Card. I haven´t decided it yet πŸ˜‰

Hope it helps you too πŸ™‚

Post # 39
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582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ours were simple, I downloaded a free font for all the stationery, bought some ivory card for about £5, and printed them at home, with a ribbon band holding the invite, info card and RSVP together. So the materials for the invites cost less than £30 for around 35 invites. We were looking at over £100 for the same number bought online. Postage costs are a whole different story!20150526_205948

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