(Closed) How much are your invites?

posted 8 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It really depends on what you are looking for. First of all, how many do you have? Secondly, how important are they to you? Do you care if they are engraved or not? Do you LOVE the look of letterpress? Do you want a fold-out envelope, boxed invites or just something elegant and simple (regular envelope). These are all options that can be more expensive, but are worth it if invites are your top priority.

If you really don’t care which process you use and you want to go with a traditional invite, envelope, reception card and rsvp, you will have a lot more flexibility. I’d say start at $4-5 for a complete invite, before tax (you are in chicago so don’t forget to budget for our stupid tax) but it goes up once you start adding on (larger size, more than one color, high-end processes, directions, maps, etc). Invites are fun regardless of what you choose to spend. Good luck!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I totally agree with @ PomPom…all depends on what you want…they can be as inexpensive as the ones you find at Target, Michaels, etc or totally outrageous from high end bridal salons.

We had a graphic designer on Etsy do ours and came out at $5 per invitations….this included main invite on 2 metallic card stock, 2 inserts, return address printed on envelop, bellyband and map

Post # 5
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are paying $5.50 per set for our invitations from Etsy.  They are slightly more expensive because we are doing bilingual invitations.  Our set includes double sided invitations (one side in English and one in Chinese), RSVP card, RSVP envelope, and invitation envelope.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i bought a invitation kit in target for $25 in damask design 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I originally wanted to keep mine under a dollar but after loots of research, that seems impossible so now trying to keep it as close to $2 as possible including all inserts, envelopes, printing, whatever.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We also had someone from Etsy design ours.  Both Fiance and I wanted to save money on invitations since they’re not all that important to us (they all end up in the trash eventually).  For $2.50, we got the invitation, outer envelope, RSVP card, and RSVP envelope… plus all the time put into the design and editing process.  🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

ddubzz – who?

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I spent $75 for just the invites on Etsy. I however bought STD and reply cards so my total was $175 for them all I think. This was for 50 each.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think about $3 each from David’s Bridal. Includes inner/outer envelopes and RSVP cards. I was worried the quality of paper wasn’t great but the design is very pretty and everyone I showed it to liked it more than our other alternatives.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@sarahsd, the shop is TrulyNoted and the designer is Colleen.  She was amazing to work with over email and very attentive.  She was accommodating to all the changes I asked for and went out of her way to make my invites just the way I wanted them.  🙂

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I DIYd my own pocketfolds w/ 3 inserts and they were aprx .40 each!! And everyone thought they looked great, I am so proud of myself 😉

Post # 14
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Newbee

We spent $3.90 per invite for letterpressed. That includes invitation, info card, RSVP card, envelopes w/ return address, shipping, tax. It was more than we budgeted but oh well. I sort of wish we had spent less…but I also didn’t think I could do-it-myself without driving myself bonkers.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ours are 2 color letterpress at about 6 dollars a suite. Our suite includes invite, response card, informational card and envelopes. :o) Hope that helps.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are getting boxed ones to DIY at Micheals. They hand out a lot of coupons so we are looking at less than $60 for 100 invites/RSVP cards.

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