Post # 1
How much did you pay per invite? How many did you order total (did you get a discount for ordering more)? What did it come with (invite, RSVP, reception card, envelopes,etc)?Where did you order them from?
I only want 40 and my budget is $150 and I can’t find anything! I just want an invite, RSVP, and envelopes to fit each. Why am I having such difficulty finding something pretty and beach related in that range? It doesn’t have to be a boarding pass/passport, but I would like something beach-related on it. I always get duped into thinking it’s going to be cheap until I add everything I need up (which isn’t much!) And then it comes to $200-300+!!!
Add pix or links to your invites please! Thanks!
Post # 3
We did Wilton kit invites. It was $50 for 50 pocketfold invites with three info cards (one of which was an RSVP card with envelope)
Post # 4
@BrandNewBride: what are wilton kit invites and where did you get them from??
Post # 5
@futuremrsk18: we used Betsey White. They are really beautiful! But they do have a limited selection. I think you can get 50 invites for around $100, if I remember right. Great quality, too. Their website is below.
Post # 6
@futuremrsk18: We will be ordering ours from this Etsy seller.
They come in around $1.80 if you are only getting 40 and they come with invite, RSVP and envelopes for both. She has great reviews and lots of beachy invites! Check her out 🙂
Post # 7
I spent about $250 on 75 invitations. It was just over $3 an invitation. It included the pocketfold, belly band, photo seal, invitation, three inserts, mailing envelope, and RSVP envelope.
I used Cards & Pocket for the envelopes, pocketfolds, and belly bands.
I used CatPrint to print my own invitations, photos, and inserts. You have to already have the design – so if you find one on Etsy for example and get the PDF, you could then use CatPrint (or design your own). I LOVED CatPrint because you can choose whatever size you want and quantity. It was GREAT for a smaller wedding because of that. I wasn’t locked into a set quantity. They will also send you a booklet of their paper choices for free if you email and ask.
Post # 8
@futuremrsk18: Try Michaels, they havethe nice sets of 25 for $40, then you can print them yourself. Do you have access to a printer? I printed my menus like this at my dad’s office bc he has a laser printer and bc it was free…. Just be careful what kind of paper and make sure the printer is clean. I picked glossy paper and my menus came out looking like a mess bc of the glossiness and the dirty printer, nad my pannic bc the wedding was the next day. I ended up scrapping the idea. However, if you follow the instructions, Im sure they can come out well!
Post # 9
Mine came to about $1.70 each + shipping.
I designed the invites myself and had it all printed in vistaprint. The cost includes upgrading the invite rsvp paper to linen and having the envelopes printed with our address/design. Without that it would have been a fair amount cheaper.
Invite Envelope: $37
Then as part of the order I got some stuff for free: Notebook, note pad, pen. address labels
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I waited until I could use a coupon code for vistaprint, and I got the 100 invitation package deal. They also have 50-invitation packages. I got 100 invitations, 100 RSVPs, and the designed envelopes along with both, for $130 (including an upgrade to linen finish paper). http://www.vistaprint.ca/gallery.aspx?kit_id=819&xnav=EssentialsPackage
Post # 12
@HourThyme: those are so cute, but are $4.50 for the invite only. No wraps, which I think is what makes it special. With the full wrap, it’s $6/invite… making it $240.. this is exactly the problem I’m finding on etsy, they show you a really pretty invite, but then you have to pay extra for all the things you like! I had a similar issue with wedding paper divas.
FOR THOSE WHO DESIGNED THEIR OWN, how did you do it? What program did you use? How did you print? I’m nervous to try to make my own.
Post # 13
I got my invites from http://www.basicinvite.com/
We ordered 75 invites (they sent close to 80 invites for extra even though I only need 60 invites but their orders go by 50’s). We paid $108 US which included shipping to a friend who lives in the states because international shipping was close to $30 alone. The $108 was just for the inivte and envelope because we are having our guests RSVP on our wedding website to cut down costs of stamps (since ours will be going up to $1 unless they already have). We are getting our thank you cards for the wedding in our photography package so we don’t need to order them but they make those as well.
Post # 14
@futuremrsk18: I designed my own with a very simple free template I downloaded. I made them in Open Office and just changed the colour of the design (it was black) to the exact colour I wanted. I then cropped the design and used it to create all the enclosures I needed – directions, accommodations, RSVP, registry. I’m also using it for place cards and other stationery to really pull it all together. I bought cardstock from Staples and ordered pocketfolds and envelopes from Cards and Pockets. It hasn’t been an easy (or short) process, so if you’re low on time or patience I wouldn’t recommend it, but I will say that I’ve gotten exactly what I envisioned, so for me it’s worth it.
Post # 15
@futuremrsk18: 296 (taxes in) for 75 invites.. just below $4 each. We used wedding paper divas. We bought on a sale day as well. These invites included the invite, rsvp card, envelope with return address pre printed, an enclosure card with accommodation information, and plain white envelope for mailing the invites.
Post # 16
Wow, I am embarrassed to say what mine are costing after seeing what other bees are paying. The suite I really wanted would have been about $1200 for 75 invitations. I decided that was more than we wanted to spend so I kept the same concept but cut some corners/downgraded some options to get us closer to $700 plus tax and shipping.
Suite includes: Invite, Reply Card & Envelope, Accomodation Card, Map Card, Outer Envelope & Liner, and Inner Envelope. All printing included, assembly of evenvelope liner included, typesetting and artwork inluded. Stamps, tax & shipping not included.
I should be getting the proof next week. I better LOVE them!