How much is too much for custom wedding invite suites?

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

too much is relatively speaking.  what do you want to spend?

my Bridesmaid or Best Man (a graphic designer) designed my invitations and we used vista print to print.  everything came to $300 and we upgraded the paper.

i priced the same custom design out with a stationary store and it was $1000. 

i didn’t want to spend $1000.  we were very happy with vista print and have used them for other things since.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

It depends what you want you spend. I think my budget for invites is $100.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

ajillity81 :  I contemplated using vista print for my STD, the mock up I was showed looked pretty blurry. Did you run into any issues with the sharpness/quality of your prints?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Mine were custom through a designer on etsy, and I spent about $9/invite. This included the invite, info card, RSVP postcard, belly band, hang tag, custom monogram stamp, and postage. They were not letterpress. Whether 1500-2000 is a lot depends entirely on what you’re getting and your overall wedding budget. I would not spend something like that unless I had a large overall budget.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Yes this is normal. Especially if you are doing foil pressed or anything fancy. My invites were designed by my sister who is a graphic designer. I wanted all gold foil. I got tons of quotes and all were in that range. I ended up spending $1200. I used two different printers. One for the invite and another for the rsvp and smaller details cards. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

We’re spending about 100 on Vistaprint for Save the dates and invites combined, plus personalized return address labels. The quality was very decent IMO, though admittedly nothing fancy. Personally I think $1000+ is a crazy amount to spend for something most people just throw away.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I’d say it’s normal. I got some custom quotes that were $4,000 to $5,000 for only 70 invites, just digital printing, no letterpress, no foil, an extra $300 for colored envelopes, didn’t include any addressing. Then I found someone on etsy who is doing all letterpress for invite, RSVP card, welcome party invite and custom map, letterpress return addressing on both RSVP card and main envelope flap, colored envelopes all for $1,100. I’ve found that you really need to look around and there is a lot you can DIY. I think stationary is one of the those things where they jack up the price because it has to do with weddings.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

clairhuxtable :  i used vistaprint for my Save-The-Date Cards, wedding suite, and DS’s 1st birthday.  i was very happy with the quality.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I spent like $40 on mine. It’s paper that gets thrown away.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Yes invitations are paper that is thrown away. But I know a lot of people who keep them. I just think the invite really sets the tone of the wedding. So for me it was important that they were really nice. But each bee has their own preference. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We had a full suite of stationary (invites, table numbers, place cards, seating chart, programmes, menus etc)  custom made by hand by a local lady. She also did foil and gatefold style lacey paper. 

She charged us $550 for the whole lot. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I just priced mine out coincidentally! Shutterfly who took over wedding paper divas is having 40% off right now. For 70 invites, rsvp cards and details sheet (or whatever that’s called) and envelopes it is $281. I think the invites are really cute and have a foil stamped border so it would be less without that. 

I used vista prints for STD and they were fine for the price but I didn’t want to use them for the invites.

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