(Closed) How much are you spending on invitation per person

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I went very cheap-o for invitations (http://www.einvite.com/).

Was like all-in $2 / invitation.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I had some custom made on Etsy and they were 4 dollars a piece for custom artwork, 5×7 card, RSVP card, and two envelopes.  I ended up asking her to go ahead and do the enclosure card so it will all match. She said it will be $1/ea.  So I”m looking at 5/ea!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

3.75/per invite

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m going to try to make my own for about 1.50 each. My budget is $150 and I’ll probably invite about 130 people (but some are couples)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m printing ours (from Jo Ann fabrics).  They were less than $1.00 a piece!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Invitations were our lowest priority and we got a great set for 1.90 a guest from swoozies.com

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We went with a custom desgin by an Etsy vendor spent about $5 per invitation which included bellyband, main insert, 2 inclosures, return address printed on envelope, rsvp postcard and a map….awesome huh!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Our invites were pretty low priority too, we just wanted something simple and were able to get a good discount through a family friend, it’s coming out to be less $1.50 per invite. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I figured people will most likely not save the invite, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I bought the Eyelet invitation suite by Martha Stewart and am adding colored cardstock behind it with a ribbon detail. With all the supplies and printing, they will be under $2/invite.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

For those of you concerned by price per invite, you may want to check out this web site: http://www.paperlesspost.com/

The only problem with something like this is if grandma doesn’t have an email address, you may have to spread the info by word of mouth, or have a few printed for those who don’t have internet or email access.

Also, I agree with the other bee’s about ETSY. I am a graphic designer and most printing venues give at least a 10% discount if you come to them with the design already produced. So search for designers that are willing to work within your budget and look for printers that give discounts.

good luck!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

One daughter’s were $5. each and the other’s were $7. Etsy sellers here too!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I promised myself that I would not spend a lot on invitations. After stalking every invitation website and falling in love with so many beautiful (expensive) styles I decided it’s just paper. I ended up finding some really cute pocket style ones at Michael’s that I can print myself. It’s only $40 for a pack of 30 and I spent $30 on a huge pack of ink for my printer. I added cute scrap booking pearls to tie in my vintage theme and bought an embosser online to emboss the return address onto the envelope which looks really upscale. its costing me about $2 an invite. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m using hello lucky.  I ordered some invites off of etsy but the quality (and weight) of the paper really mattered to me and it was hard to find that from a lot of the vendors.

100 invites/response cards/seating cards were a little less than $500 with tax/shipping (I also used a discount offer they were running at the time!).

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

For those of you ordering through Etsy…do you mind sharing who you used? Thanks! 😉

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