Post # 17
I used cardsandpockets too and just figured out that I spent about $4.00 per invitation including everthing (pocketfold, seals, insert, mat, invitation, reply card + envelope and outer envelope and postage for the reply card and outer envelopes.) Also, I was probably overcharged about 21 cents per invitation by our local post office..
I started out with a cheaper plan, but fell in love with some fancy paper. Like other bees, I have a bunch of leftover cards that I hope to use for other things. (Lucky bees who found 20% coupon codes … I couldn’t find any when I placed my order.)
Just decide what you can afford and work back from there. You’ve got a lot of nice possibilities to choose from.
Post # 18
What about mygatsby.com for wedding invitations? Found that site in a wedding magazine! Any luck with them anybody?
Post # 19
i spent about $500 for my 250 invites from wedding paper divas. i ordered my invites that had dark purple and bright green. well, the “purple” came out bright fushia which i was not happy about. but the design and the price was great. just note that the color looks a lot more saturated online than it does in person!
Post # 20
I kind of like WPD and I’ve heard good things about it… if you are having a “regular” wedding it’s all right. But if you want to personalize it (ie more than colors and names) places are higher (from $7.50 up)
Post # 21
we got our engagement party invites and our save the dates from weddingpaperdivas.com and they were awesome! They are great to work with. I just found out that they now offer pockets, so Im going to try and get our wedding invites from them too! We need pocket invites since its a destination wedding, and they previously didnt offer them, but now they do!! YAY!! 🙂
Post # 22
I ordered a thermography sample from Wedding Paper Divas and it was nice. I went with invites from an Etsy seller because those were more our style.
Order samples- it is worth it because online pictures are really up for interpretation.
You should also try MINTED.COM for flat printed invitations. I love, love, love minted.com. They feature a compilation of different designers and they have some invites that are in the price range of Wedding Paper Divas.
If you are considering letterpress, then that is a whole other conversation 🙂
Post # 23
- Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
I almost went with Wedding Paper Divas, but then I found a letterpress studio (Invitations by Ajalon) who had a special going on that made the price of letterpress comperable with WPD flat printing, so I don’t think their prices are THAT great.
Post # 24
We haven’t ordered our actual invites yet, but the samples from exclusivelyweddings.com were pretty nice, esp given the price! Our invite suites (so invite w/ double envelope, RSVP card set w/ envelope, an enclosure card, and a thank you card; all with return addresses printed directly on the envelope + proofs of all of the cards for review) will cost us less than $2.50 per set…and that gets us 150 suites + 50 extra thank you cards! They’re pretty basic invites, but they’re done with thermography–and I’ve been hard pressed to find anyone who can hit that price point for the particular style/printing we’re after. They also run the occasional discount deals, so if you end up thinking that you might order from them, sign up for their e-mail list and wait for a good deal to come in. (They usually run 15-30% off, depending on the cost of your order.)
Hope that helps…and if there’s anybody around who’s ordered from eweddings and had a particularly bad or good experience, I know I’d love to hear about it! 🙂
Post # 25
We ordered our save the dates, invites, response cards and thank you’s from wedding paper divas, all for about $450. thats including addressed envelopes for the response cards, and around 10 extra envelopes for all the orders. I had a few questions which answered within seconds (they have a live chat person available 24/7). Free shipping, and were offered a discount when I spoke to someone through a live chat. We were missing some envelopes when the order arrived and they were overnighted the next night with apologies. We love everything about our order. Just sent the save the dates out this week.
Post # 26
When you use cardsandpockets.com, do they put fonts on there? Or is it just blank paper that you print off when you receive your order?
Post # 27
I bought ours on Amazon – sale for $42 total for 100 invites, reply cards, handmade paper wraps with flowers, bows and ribbons for invites and envelopes for both reply cards and invites. We’ll be buying separate organza ribbons in our bridal theme color as the bows and ribbons don’t match our theme, and we’re printing them ourselves (wedding of 50-60 guests plus 10-15 children) pand we’re buying a wax sealing imprint and wax. Total cost – before mailing is about $70. Mailing and reply cards – not sure yet.
Post # 28
I second Minted. We got our Save the Dates from them and have received so many compliments. Very similar interface as WPD.
Post # 29
We got our STDs from WPD and loved them! Affordable, fast delivery, great customer service-HIGHLY recommend them!
Post # 30
I ordered the invites from WPD. They use good quality paper. Our problem was that we didn’t like their inserts so we decided to make our own. But we couldn’t get the same paper they use and they don’t sell it. In hindsight, we probably could have just made the whole invite from scratch, but we liked their invites. They often have promo codes or Costco Membership gets you a discount too.
Post # 31
It truly depends on what you want. I will say that wedding invitations were the most underestimated cost in our budget. I wanted letterpress with gold foil as well. I am still hoping that the final cost will be worth it