Post # 1
I’m having the hardest time trying to find invites within my budget and am beginning to wonder if my expectations are wrong. What did you pay per set, and what did it include? Response card? Envelopes? Any insert cards? And, if you feel like you got a GREAT deal, please share your vendor! 🙂
Post # 3
Are you planning on DIY’ing or having a vendor print/assemble them? I’m DIY’ing and went through Cards and Pockets and loved them. They’ve been great with sample orders, pricing and shipping FAST. I ordered everything for my pocketfolds and it ended up being about $1.50/each invitation. I have metallic pocketfolds, 2 inserts (accomodations and directions) and rsvp envelopes-all which usually add a substantial amount of $ elsewhere that I’ve noticed.
The whole invitation set will consist of a pocketfold, invitation on a colored mat, 2 inserts, an rsvp card, rsvp envelope and a mailing envelope. I’m very happy with mine! Good luck with your hunt! Hope I helped!
Post # 4
@krytallite, thanks! That actually is very helpful. I love their precut envelope liners! I’m totally willing to DIY, but my printer sucks. Did you print at home or design your invite and take it to Kinko’s or something? Any advice?
Post # 5
We spent about $10 per set for invite with inner/outer envelopes, envelope liner on inner envelope, response card set, custom watercolor map with weekend itinerary printed on back. If you include envelope calligraphy, it bumps it up to $13 per invitation set.
Our stationery vendor is actually very reasonable for thermography (prices range from $200-$500 for a set of 100 invites with response set). It’s Bestywhite.com based out of Atlanta if you are interested in checking them out. Our cost went up because I used another vendor to add in the custom watercolor map/itinerary, and then I purchased Japanese yuzen paper to do my own envelope liners.
Post # 6
We spent about 20 CENTS per invite, but that’s because we just did postcards (from a STD template). It worked for us, as we’re the type of people who get a wedding invitation and almost immediately send the RSVP and put the rest in the recycling – we decided to avoid the recycling part, use an email RSVP, and ditch the rest!
Post # 7
We DIY’d our message in a bottle invites (posted in the DIY section) and it came out to about $3.50 an invite, with postage and reply card included. There are seriously a lot of cheap paper options out there too, though, that look like a million bucks. Good luck with your search!
Post # 8
@babylou: We’re printing them at home. Still in the process of our layout/design, but the cards and pockets website does have templates for you to use! It’s under the FAQ’s section I believe. But if you’d rather leave the printing to someone else, I’m sure you could go to your kinkos, tell them what you’re doing and they can help you.
Post # 9
About $1.75 each. I bought a BRIDES brand DIY kit, which included main invite, enclosure card, RSVP card and envelope, pocketfold envelope, ribbon, address labels and seals. We needed to buy glue dots and photo corners to attach things and make sure it all stayed together, and we didn’t use the included ribbon or address labels but bought them seperately. We’re taking the large invite to our local copy center to have them print that section, but will need to do the RSVP cards on hour home printer. I’ve budgeted a 59 cent stamp, but it might end up costing us more. :S
Post # 10
Our DIY invite plan fell through so we got ours at http://www.annsbridalbargains.com/. I only ordered an invite with inner and outer envelopes as we are doing website RSVPs. I think I paid $85 for 125 invites. I found an online coupon code for some $ off and free shipping. They were fast and inexpensive and very nice.
Post # 11
I paid $4.00 a piece for mine which are pocketfold and include:
- RSVP card
- Accommodation card
- Direction card
- return envelope
They also included an Scrabble tile on the front of each to keep the pocket closed, since I am having a scrabble themed wedding! Overall for what I received I believe I got a great deal!!
Post # 12
I got my set here for around $1.75 a piece. They included pocket folds, envelopes, the invitations, an insert card, the response card, and printing. I had to pay for extra glue dots and ribbon, but it was still by far the best deal I could find for what I wanted. I also waited to purchase them until a sale came around, so I got free shipping. It was easy and, since I did all of the assembly, it still had a DIY feel.
Post # 13
My “custom” letterpress invitations are about $25 per set.
- main invitation
- reply card
- directions card
- invitation envelope
- reply envelope
All cards were printed in 2-color on 220 lb paper. Envelopes and pocketfolder were 1-color.
My rehearsal dinner/brunch invites sets are $18 each. I wanted them to match the wedding invitation suite because they are being sent with the wedding invitation and because it was a last minute addition, the price includes a 50% markup 🙁
Haste does MAKE waste!
Post # 14
I’m going to DIY 75 pocketfolds for $2.35 each (the $ amount I voted for). I’ll have leftover paper and envelopes and such because I had to buy everything in packs of 100. If I used everything and made 100 invitations, it would have cost about $1.76 each.
– outer envelope
– wrap around address label
– envelope liner
– main invitation
– directions card
– rsvp card
– rsvp envelope
– info card
I didn’t include the cost of printing since I’m using a friend’s color laser printer.
(FYI, I bought all my stuff from Paper and More.)
Post # 15
We’re doing a combo of DIY design and professional printing/cutting, and it’s costing us a total of $3.79 per invite ($3.35 each if you don’t include stamps!):
– $1.70: Self-designed letterpress invites (FI is a graphic designer): 1.70 each (MK printers–fantastic service, high-quality letterpress, and even cheaper than Studio on Fire–I highly recommend this guy!)
– $.30: Self-designed inserts, printed and cut by our local printer on Crane’s Crest 110lb. cardstock that I ordered ($50 for a pack of 100 [email protected] inserts/sheet, plus $10 for printing and cutting since we’re providing the paper)
– $.70: Self-designed envelope liners, being printed and cut by envelopperinc.com
– $.40: Self-designed wrap-around labels, printed at home on envelopperinc.com “exacto” label paper and cut by anal-retentive crafty friends who have nice paper cutters. 🙂
– $.25: black linen envelopes from envelopperinc.com
– $.44: stamps (we kept our invites light on purpose)
Not bad, I think! The professional printing and cutting makes them look fantastic, and we saved sooooooo much money by designing stuff ourselves. FedEx offices usually will print and cut stuff for a minimal fee if you bring in your own paper!
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