Post # 32
We spent about $250 + postage for 40 STDs and invite suites. I made the insert cards myself on the computer to save a little money. We used weddingpaperdivas.com, they were great. Over $1k does sound like a lot – unless you’re getting letterpress maybe?
Post # 33
$100 for 100 postcard STDs, $585 for 110 letterpress invites w/postcard RSVPs, envelopes etc (designed and pressed myself)
Post # 34
Can I just tell you that those are REALLY beautiful?
Post # 35
If it makes you feel better, we’re most likely spending $2,000.
Included in that price are: STDs, invites, RSVPs, directions cards, menus, table settings, and thank yous.
We’re also inviting close to 100 parties (150/175-ish people total) so… yeah.
Post # 36
We paid about $320 for our invites (125 sets) and about $20 for postcard STDs to be printed.
Post # 37
We ended up using zazzle.com to create our STDs, invites and RSVP cards. They have designers that create different styles and you can work with them to modify their designs to get the look that you want. The site also offers discounts when you buy in bulk. We got all of our stationary (for 100 guests) for less than $300. Our philosophy was that we would rather spend the extra money on the actual wedding instead of a piece of paper that very few people would keep.
Post # 38
Our Save the Dates were only $100 and our invites will come out to be a total of $70, because we’re printing them ourselves.
Post # 39
We did not have “STD”, but i just sent out our invites that we made our selves. Well, we bought these kits @ Michaels. Turned out to be 40$ for 60 invites – not bad at all and everyone who has seen them is telling me that they are amazing!
Post # 40
There really is a way to avoid sticker shock with STDs if you look around at various sites for bargains!
I am DIYing. First I designed my own 4×6 STD in photoshop. Then I went to shutterfly.com, subscribed and was able to order 50 FREE prints. I ordered the 4×6 as “matte” photos. I only paid $2.00 shipping/handeling. When they came in, I added my own adhesive magnets ($5.00) to the back. So the total was $7.00 for 50 STD DIY magnets! I’m having my sister order 50 more free prints on her shutterfly account so we will have 100 total. So far they look fabulous.
Post # 41
aubrav your invties are beautiful!!! I loive the leaopard print, it’s so chic and fun at the same time!!
All of you DIY brides are just amazing to me!! All the wedding planning that’s going on and you still manage to hand make your invites…bravo!! It makes it so personal I think too. at least that’s how I’ve felt about the invites I’ve made for other functions. So you’ve all inspired me!!
I still need escort cards, place setting cards, table numbers, and possibly menu’s and programs. And I’m going to wait for my invites and STD’s to come and then try and do something that coordinates with them. It’s not like anyone’s going to bring the invite and compare them or anything. So now I have some ideas of where to go, TJMax, and micheals seems to be pretty popular amoung you gals so I’ll go check out those places first!!
Keep the ideas coming with escort and place cards!! As well as thank you notes!
Post # 42
@pilotsgirl09 – WOW! Those are amazing!!!!!!! We didn’t do STDs, but our invites with RSVPs, reception cards and all the envelopes and seals were around $260. They are pretty simple but elegant. Not as a amazing as the ones you’re look at though, wow! They yours really are beautiful!
Post # 43
We are spending a lot on our save-the-dates, invitations, response cards, etc. etc. etc. as well. We didn’t plan on doing that originally but I found a company that hand paints and designs the invitations and I couldn’t say no. I showed it to my Fiance and he agreed that they are worth the extra money. I can’t wait for the final product! We plan on framing one and hanging it up in our house.
It’s all about what you love.
Post # 44
Those are certainly unique and beautiful and you shouldn’t feel bad at all if these are a priority for you and Fiance. However, if you are looking to save, a number of Bees have offered great advice. We went with a graphic design student still in school and did the printing ourselves to achieve original invites at a price we found acceptable.