Post # 1
I’m trying to get an idea of how much it is going to cost me to DIY all my paper products, and its crazy how fast it adds up. I figured out how much cardstock/envelopes/pocketcards I’d need to get for:
Invitations (Pocketfolds w/ RSVP & Enclosures, lined envelopes)
Thank You cards
My wedding is going to have 80-100 people. So far its totalling up to $300 including shipping – but not including any postage, printing costs (only $0.08/sheet), or ribbons.
Does this sound like a lot for DIY paper products?
Post # 3
It all depends on what you’re wanting to get out of it. If you want something very personal to you, then I say it sounds about right.
I am DIYing a lot of things too but definately not the invites. I’ve found some that I really love and will only cost me a little over $200.00 plus shipping. Not too shabby since I wont have to do ANYTHING!
I really can’t wait to see your end result.
Post # 4
That sounds pretty normal. Make sure you buy a little extra of the main cardstock you’re using. I’ve messed up a few with my trials (poor cutting or printing).
Also, for the inserts on your pocketfolds make sure your inserts fit in there together before printing a bunch. I got 6 1/4″ square pocketfolds from paperandmore.com. On their website it says you have 5″ of space in the pocket but I could not get a five inch wide piece of cardstock in there. I ended up making my inserts 4.5″ because I am using very heavy paper (130lb cardstock). If I had to do it again I would go with 100lb cardstock. The 130 is hard to cut and generally a pain in the butt.
Post # 5
I just checked my inventory (yes I have an inventory list) and it says I spent ~$240 for all my paper goods and supplies.
I def over baught (enough for 100 invites. I only need 50) on the cardstock/scrapbook paper and stuff so that is also in the price. Plus I included anything else I needed like a hole punch, shaped craft punches, stamps, ink, paper cutter, etc.
I got a lot of my stuff at craft stores using coupons and the cardstock from a local farmers market. I saved sourcing local products. Did you try checking your area before you order? You might be surprised at what you find! In all I don’t think $300 is bad for 100 people.
Post # 6
for all of that stuff, i think it sounds good. i diy’ed all of my paper products, but i didn’t have as many as you. i did for 100 people:
invites-$86 for everything (invite, envelope, address label) but the postage.
thank you cards $5.00 (for cardstock and dollar store stamps. this was for my shower, engagement party, and wedding. i also used a few supplies, like punches, that i already had)
escort cards- nothing! i used stuff i already had.
table numbers- $19. i had family wedding pictures printed and put them in $1 frames.
Post # 7
I think I’m going to hunt around a bit more locally since i have so much time! But the per item cost doesn’t seem too much – it just adds up so fast! I was pretty much planning on getting:
Pocketfolds in Azalea (100/pack – i only need ~80)
Rose 4-bar Envelopes for RSVPs (100/pack – i only need ~80)
Rose A6 Envelopes for Thank Yous & Save-The-Date Cards (100/pack – i might need more!)
Rose A7 Envelopes for Invites (100/pack – i only need ~80)
100 pieces of Cardstock in Azalea (Backing for items other than Pocketfolds)
100 pieces of text paper in Azalea (envelope lining)
300 pieces of Rose Cardstock (Enclosures, Invite, the main sheet for menus, escort cards, programs, Save-The-Date Cards, etc)
60 4×6 photos for save the dates
15 5×7 photos for Table Numbers
Post # 8
JoJo Bananas – I’m actually having the opposite problem! The size I need to make my enclosures (So the RSVP will fit in a 4-bar envelope) actually looks a tad SMALL inside the pocket. However, once i have all four enclosures stacked in their it seems to fill it up pretty well.
Post # 9
Also don’t forget to check etsy and ebay. I got my 4-bars in the exact color I wanted for less than the other sites
Post # 10
I think that sounds right for the cost of the DIY stationary. You have alot of things you are making, and if you bought it made, it would run about $800-1000. Crazy right?