(Closed) Does this sound like a lot $$ wise?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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 # 9
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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? 

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