(Closed) How much did you invites cost?

posted 12 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I spent 400 dollars.


  I bought an invite that was sort of a DIY kit.  It included the pocketfolds, main envelope, RSVP envelope, etc..

 We also got linen cardstock for Invite and RSVP card as well as a metallic blue cardstock to place the linen on,



 They are great, although they no longer have the design we used.  

Post # 18
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I didn’t want to splurge on invites, so ours cost $200 for 100 invites (plus the company threw in about 10 extra of everything in case of mistakes!)

(1) what did your invite cost (per invite)?


(2) how many pieces/embellishments were included in this price?

Invite, inner envelope (partially lined), outer envelope (with return address printed), response card+ envelop (with wording of our choosing and our address printed on the envelope).  To save $ we didn’t do a reception card- instead we just tacked in the info onto the bottom of the invite.

(3) were they DIY or professionally made?

 They were just from the Carlson Craft catalog.  We went to our local print shop and they were able to customize everything we wanted (wording, font, ink colors, etc.) as well as offering a whopping 25% discount off the catalog and online pricing!  The whole process to 10 days from the time I walked in the door to the time we picked up the invites.

Post # 19
17 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

$.75 per invite (not including postage…which ended up costing more than the invite!).  220 invitations made.
We made our own invitations.  Paper purchaed from Kelly Paper Store.  Printing at work. Design Adobe Illustrator.
1 side for chinese text, 1 for english, pocket fold, with directions and rsvp postcard.

Envelopes were purchased online.  I can’t remember the name of the store.

Post # 20
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We designed everything ourselves and then had the main invitations printed at a custom letterpress place in town.  We actually got a really good price on the printing, but letterpress isn’t exactly cheap. 

In addition to the main invite, we made our own fold-out envelopes and printed our own RSVP inserts (directing folks to our website for maps and other info along with RSVP feature).  They were finished with a foil seal embossed with our address. 🙂

Since I was completely nervous about not having enough invites and needing to re-print at a higher cost, I ordered 75 main invites, so we’ve got a stack that will be left over, which did bring up the per invite cost a bit (we’ll just have really fancy scratch paper for a while).

Project total for custom letterpress, paper, supplies and foil sheets came to roughly $280, though we have extra paper, foil and supplies now.  Per-invite cost is $5.09 for 55. 


Post # 21
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

(1) what did your invite cost (per invite)?
$2.67 per invite (I spent about $160 total for 60 invites)

Linen cardstock-$15.99 (100 sheets)
Envelopes $25.10 (100 evelopes)
Japanese paper-$40

I will have about 45 sheets of linen cardstock left over for other paper DIY projects.

(2) how many pieces/embellishments were included in this price?
My invites are pretty elaberate. It’s a 5×7 linen cardstock invite in a pocket, in an envelope with bellyband. And a RSVP card.

(3) were they DIY or professionally made? DIY Baby!

Post # 22
1 posts
  • Wedding: January 2009

I got mine from http://www.weddinginvitation4u.com and they were great about working with me on the price.  I needed 150 invites and found ones that I fell in love with that came to $521 for everything I needed (Invitation, enveloeps with address printed on them, & RSVP cards).  I called and talked with them sice I had budgeted $400 for invitations.  They were great to work with and ended up giving me the invitations for $450 including shipping.  Here are the invitations I got, they were so cute. http://www.weddinginvitation4u.cceasy.com/WE_ViewEns.cfm?prev=1&TempPrev=0&blnPreviewRequestSubmitted=0&recordsperpage=8&CompletedOrder=0&sBasketID=0&sItemCode=WedEns7490&FromHome=1&Search_intTotalSearchLevel=1&Search_strInputString=1wrapped%20in%20mocha&Search_strInputKeywords=1wrapped%C3%BE1in%C3%BE1mocha&Search_strItemGroup=&Search_blnAccessoryCategoryPage=0&Search_blnSingle=0&alogo=1&menu=none&morethanonepage=YES&HostDomain=0&FirstTimeThrough=1&option=WE_ViewEns.cfm&format=WedEnsCCa&CFID=58465873&CFTOKEN=51604449

The final breakdown ended up being a great price for me, so if you’re worried about price try calling the company and negotiating because it can work out in your favor. 

Post # 23
329 posts
Helper bee
  • V
  • 12 years ago

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(1) what did your invite cost (per invite)?

Right now…if we don’t change our minds $2.00 

(2) how many pieces/embellishments were included in this price?

Invite/envelope, RSVP/envelope, crystals, rubber stamp, ink and regular stamps.

(3) were they DIY or professionally made?

We got them at Michael’s from the BRIDES collection (Brides Magazine). I personalize them so that they didn’t seem so cookie cutter.

This is for 40 invites and I think is really a little less than $2.00.

Post # 24
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Ours are right around 3.80 per invite. This includes the following from cardsandpocketsstore.com, a pocketfold, mat backing for the invite, another small cut cardstock to go behing my ‘inner labels’ as I called them. I had a 2×2 piece of cardstock printed to take the place of an inner envelope. I also have the actual invite, plus 3 inserts: directions, accommodations, and RSVP. Then I have my RSVP envelope, plus the invitation envelope. I had all my stuff printed at a local printer. Then for the people invited to the rehearsal dinner, I printed another insert on my own and included that. So not including postage, I spent about $535 for 140 invites. But I only sent out 133 of them. I wanted to keep it cheaper, but it was too fun, and I am in love with how they turned out! Besides, it could have been much worse

Post # 25
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

invites weren’t our priority… so we went to kinkos

$220 – for invites and response cards 

Post # 26
21 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

About $4.30 per set, letterpressed.

Set included:

A9 envelope 

A9 2-color invitation

A7 2-color directions

A6 1-color RSVP postcard 

Professionally made by my friend’s side business.  http://www.subtleglances.com&nbsp;

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