(Closed) How much did you spend on invites and STD’s?? I have sticker shock!!!

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
3 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I want to say that our STD’s were less than $50 and invites were $120?

I know that is very inexpensive, but we really “hunted” for a good deal.  Oue Save the Dates were postcards we created that had our photo on the front with the wedding date and location.

The invites were so wonderful and nothing that I had ever seen before.

If you look around-there are plenty of good deals out there(you just have to be patient and search around!)

Good Luck!

Post # 4
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Is there any way you can DIY the Save-The-Date Cards and/or the invites?? I about passed out on the carpet when I found out how much those things cost and decided to make my own!

We made boarding pass STD’s with a little folder for 110 ppl under $50 bucks and they turned out awesome (if I do say so myself!)

We are creating pocketfold invites with a small booklet (ala Miss. Snapdragon!) and are going to be paying a little under $200 for those.

Its a little time consuming, but you would be able to save a lot of money! Just a thought. 🙂

Post # 6
3563 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sigh…I had similar sticker shock. I fell in love with letterpress and we ended up spending around $2000 for Save-The-Date Cards (not letterpress) and invitations (custom made letterpress). If I was at all talented or crafty, I would have done them myself, but alas!

Post # 7
988 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

for my STD’s we did magnets and they were about $30 for 100 for our invites they were around around $150 for 100

Post # 8
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our Save-The-Date Cards set us back about $50 without postage (which was ~$33)- I DIYed the image/info and had magnets printed at VistaPrint.com then my Fiance and I attached them to Chirstmas cards (and double deal! Save-The-Date Cards AND Christmas Cards!) using photo corners.

Our Invites were about $150 without postage (which was around $90 for the invites and the RSVPs). I DIYed them 100%.

So….you can get your invites “cheap” but it means DIY, generaly.


P.S. I fell in love with an invite suit last summer which was about $1000 for 100 invites and 100 RSVP cards- nothing else! I had a heart attack!

Post # 9
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@JennyChicago:  did you get these from http://www.123print.com ? I cant exactly find a style that i want on there and its driving me crazy! cause they inexpensive!


=( i havent found ANYTHING to inspire me.  But i definately am not going to spend $1,000. i cannot afford that!

Post # 10
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I DIY’d. I designed my own STD postcard and got it printed through vistaprint (during a free postcard deal so i only paid for shipping)– $11 for 100. My invites I am diy’ing totally… printing at home and the whole deal. The materials will cost me $100 + ink for 70. 

Keep in mind though, we’re doing a somewhat more casual event invites are just not something I value all that much in comparison to other things. 

Post # 11
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My magnet Save-The-Date Cards were about $75 for 85 through 123print.  My invites were about $300 for 100 square cards, lined envelopes, RSVP.  Postage is going to set me back about $120 or so.  I got 20% off my invites (Embossed Graphics) through a friend.  I think Party City has 30% off all the time.  There were lots of things I liked better, but they are going in the trash the day after the wedding.  I just couldn’t justify a big spend and I don’t have the patience for DIY.

Post # 12
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

In total, STD’s, invites and postage was near $1000.  I was pretty surprised myself.

Post # 13
2777 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We DIY’d our invites and didn’t do Save-The-Date Cards. At the end of the day I think if the invites and Save-The-Date Cards are important enough for you and your FH to want to spend that much on them then go ahead! I don’t think it’s a crazy amount. I’ve definitely heard of people spending much more than that. But likewise I’ve also heard of people spending next to nothing on them. It’s totally up to you on how important they are to you.

Post # 14
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We spent about $1200. There was no way I was going the DIY route. They would have looked awful so to me it was worth it-I loved my invitations.

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