(Closed) Do invitations really cost this much???

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@dganntech:  They are pretty expensive, but that just seems crazy! You must have ordered the nicest invitations ever. We are only ordering 25 invitations and with reply cards they will be about $120. We are ordering from an online site.

Post # 4
949 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It depends what you want. There are also a lot of online ordering options, and many of them will send you samples and so on. I’m not really up to speed on invitation types and prices, but unless you really want a certain type of printing on a certain type of paper with a certain level of complexity/formality, then you can almost certainly find something cheaper. (Not a very useful data point for you, but I did my 45 invites with a DIY kit from Michaels, the materials were about $50. But again, I don’t know what you want your invites to be, so that may not be any help at all.)

Post # 5
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Yeah they can be that expensive. That works out to be $8.39 each and we paid about $8.00 or so for our invitations.

Post # 6
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t know if you care about a DIY-type invitation, but I bought paper and envelopes from French Paper Co., bought the custom art from a seller on Etsy, printed at Costco, and assembled them myself for under $2/piece.  There’s a ton of stuff on Etsy at every price range, though…if you’re comfortable doing it online, I’d definitely suggest looking through there.

Post # 7
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think that’s ridiculous.  That could be a portion of your honeymioon, spent on paper that people will throw away.



Go to AC moore or any craft store and buy ones you can DIY, in the box. They have many different kinds, and all at different cost. I guarentee that spending the most would be no more than 250.


My invitations were only 40 dollars for 100 invitations. I got them at a shop in PA on clearance called Christmas Tree Shop.. mine are something similare to this


Post # 8
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@dganntech:  when i started looking for invites, the ones that i liked were about $8 per invite too.  my now hubby almost choked.   i decided to buy a simple diy kit with pocket and do the embellishments myself.  it only cost $1/invite and i loved them.  i wanted them to look nice but they get thrown away so i didn’t want to spend a fortune.

do you have a pic of the sample you got quoted for??

Post # 9
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That isn’t a terrible price, they are $8 an invite. Thats actually what I am paying for someone on etsy. I think it seems so crazy because of the amount you need. How many people are you inviting? 225 seems like a very lot.

Post # 10
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013


that’s way to much money. 

You can spend that in some other useful things instead. I wouldn’t spend that ammount of money in only invitations. 


Post # 11
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I ordered 55 invites online and it cost $180 with shipping and taxes. Keep looking! 

Post # 12
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

How many people are you inviting?  If you’re only inviting 225, not every single person needs their own invite.  That might help reduce costs? maybe? yikes, sorry I’m not more help.

Post # 13
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I spent about $6.50 on each.  


What are you looking for?  Things like Letterpress and ribbon really jack up the price!


Check out mygatsby.com

Post # 14
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

are you inviting 225 people or 225 invites? ….remember, families and couples only need 1 invite.

if you’re comfortable with online ordering I would keep looking. There’s tons out there for way cheaper, In My Humble Opinion.

Post # 15
11352 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@dganntech:  Mine were $2,400 for 125 engraved invitation cards with ribbons, blind-embossed outer envelopes, plain inner envelopes, engraved reception cards, engraved reply envelopes, offset-printed accommodations cards, and tissue paper to separate the components of the invitation suite.  So, your cost sounds reasonable to me for almost double the number of invitations.

Post # 16
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d rather saw my arm off and eat it than pay that much for invites!

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