Post # 1
Just being nosy. I think I found one I like that will be $207 for 100 invitations, reception cards, reply cards, and envelopes. What was the cost of your invites and is that price typical for your area?
I’m a budget bride and $207 still sounds like a lot to me.
Post # 2
- Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida
coachhw: I paid $353 for 150 invitations (with upgraded shimmer paper), 24 extra Inner and outer envelopes, responce cards and RSVP envelopes. I used Invitations by Dawn and had a 30% off coupon. I had 2 $30 Ink Upgrade for using 2 colors on the invitations and RSVP cards, a $36 and $28 stock upgrade fee for the shimmer paper on both invitation and RSVP card. NO reception cards as it was in the same location and no Thank you cards.
My invitation base price was $1.18
Post # 3
We are having 100 invitations with envelopes, rsvps with envelopes and i got our thank you cards with envelopes. We also have 15 cards for people coming to our destination wedding. They we $150 ..so 1.50/person.
I made them and had them printed online.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
I think that sounds pretty good! I paid $500 for 105 invitations, with an upgrade to pearlized paper, 3 inserts (RSVP, Reception, Directions), and inner and outer pearlized envelopes.
Post # 5
coachhw: I paid approx. $500 for 80 each of:
save the dates & envelopes
invitations, response cards & associated response cards
thank you cards & envelopes
everything was flat printed and I paid $.20 extra per envelope to get our addresses printed on them.
Post # 6
I am paying 600 for 130 save the dates, pocket invitations, rsvps, menu cards, direction cards, envelopes and seating charts. They are custom designed by a graphic artist on a pearlescent paper
Post # 7
coachhw: Just for reference, Fiance & I are going the DIY route and it has turned out to be much more expensive than we had thought. We will be sending out close to 100 invites. We bought new ink cartridges, good paper, envelopes, a paper-cutter, and a hole-punch type thing to give the corners of the invites a decorative edge. In all, we’ve spent more than $150. Granted, we will have extra paper and we’ll be able to keep the paper-cutter and hole-punch, plus we’re fiarly certain we will have way more than enough ink, but still it’s a lot of work and we really aren’t saving much money.
We really like the invites we designed, so I wouldn’t change it if I could, but your invite price doesn’t sound too bad to me…especialy if it is a design you love.
Post # 8
We paid about $600 for 45 letterpress invites.
Our suite included 1 white square invitation, an RSVP card and accompanying envelope, an info card, and a black lined envelope.
We ended up putting out additional money for a customized return address stamp, custom postage with our dog on them(!), a custom wax seal and wax (with our initial, our first names start with the same letter), calligraphy pens, and outer envelopes. In total for 45 invitations we spent about $800, which I found was a great deal for letterpress in the city we live in. We were quoted $1600 for 50 at one place, I almost died on the spot.
Post # 9
coachhw: That seems like a good price – I really budget shopped and the best I could find in something I actually liked was 225 for 100 invitations, rsvp cards, and inserts, plus another 100 for envelopes (outer, inner, rsvp). It’s all so expensive
Post # 10
I paid next to nothing, did some Vistrprint promo thing and got a whole box of invitations for around $50 or so– and if memory serves me correctly, I think I received something like 100 or 150 invitations? Now, these were pretty simple and definitely not nice or extravagant by any means, but hey– I was determined to do our wedding on a budget, and I couldn’t justify spending hundreds of dollars to go in the trash.
Post # 11
coachhw: and i dont know where you have looked, but i got mine from catprint.com which i never heard of till wedding bee and they were way more affordable then any other website i found! And they sent you samples of all there papers and envelopes for free!
Post # 12
For my 50 guest wedding I only needed about 25 invitations. I used a free online template, printed them at work on cardstock that was an odd size so it had been discarded in the back of a cupboard. I just cut the sheets down to 11×17 so they’d fit in the printer at work. I suppose you could argue this was stealing.. but hey, it worked. I’ve donated a lot of unpaid hours to this job, so I feel I earned it!
All I bought was envelopes, some scrapbook paper and some glue for maybe $30. Invitations were LOW on my priority list. Everyone said they were cute, and I made a free website that had all the detailed information and RSVP info.
I would have probably gone iwth Vistaprint otherwise, or a DIY kit from the craft store. That would have ran me between $60-$100 depending.
I would say for you though this is a decent price for 100 invites.. only about $2 per invitation.
Post # 13
ours will be about $500 cad for:
85 invitations + matching envelopes
85 rsvp cards + matching envelopes
35 small rehearsal dinner enclosures
20 small welcome drinks enclosures
85 belly bands
it’s all on beautiful cream paper with a slight shimmer, so we think it’s a fair price. I love paper goods, and wanted them to be beautiful and high quality, BUT they do get thrown out, so i didn’t want to spend much more than we are on them.
Post # 14
We paid $150 for:
25 invitations + matching envelopes
25 RSVP cards + matching envelopes + preprinted return address
25 insert cards (this include venue address, directions, website information)
They were worth every penny. It was important to us to have beautiful and high quality invitations.
Post # 15
librarygirl85: Those are nice invitations! Where did you get them from?