(Closed) How much did you spend on invites (per set) and what was included?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What was your cost per invite set?

    Under $1.00









  • Post # 3
    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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 # 5
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

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    @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
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    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
    22 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My “custom” letterpress invitations are about $25 per set.

    • main invitation
    • reply card
    • directions card
    • invitation envelope
    • reply envelope
    • Pocketfolder

    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
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
    – pocketfold
    – 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
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    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)

    = $3.79/invite

    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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