(Closed) How much were your invitations?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I designed myself having an artist friend sketch the motif, turned that into a vector graphic, then did all the text/font work by downloading lots of different fonts and trial & erroring it all. 

Then had the design printed by a local wedding invitations designer. She also helped tweak my design slightly and choose paper/color. For 85 invitations (with details card & envelope) it was $200. 

Invitations in total included the nvite card, details card w/ wedding website on it, and envelope — I didn’t do a full suite as all RSVPs are through our website, google maps are better then hand drawn, and accommodation info is on our website.

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I made some modifications to get 100 of my dream invitations for $930:

I know we could have spent a LOT less, but I really wanted letterpress from Bella Figura.  Without my modifications they would have been easily over $1500.  

(I made them smaller, and printed on the back to avoid needing RSVP cards or other enclosures. Also getting envelopes from elsewhere instead of their expensive ones.)

Post # 33
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

$50, done on VistaPrint.

I’m a thrifty bee.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My graphic designer husband designed the suite and did the calligraphy so we paid for letterpress only.

With a friends & family discount (my friends owns the letterpress shop), it came to just under $1000 for 150 (included invitation, RSVP, Map/Accommodation card, monogram tags, envelopes). 

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee

About $500 for 30. 

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

I paid $200 for 100 invites, RSVP cards, and envelopes. All are eco-friendly brown kraft paper with white ink, designed them myself!

Post # 37
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - Volunteer Park and the Stimson-Green Mansion

We used minted during a sale and paid $330 for 60 invitations, RSVP cards, envelopes (2 sets) and a sticker return address label. The rest of the information (directions, reception info, etc) went on our website.

They turned out just like the proof, I’d definitely use them again!

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I spent $60 on 60 invitations and rsvp cards from vistaprint. I waited until they were having a sale. 

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

stephietee:  I think I paid a total of $150 after I added up all of my receipts. I bought the template off of Etsy for $8 I think, bought the paper and ribbon at Michaels. Used the font off the invite template to create my suite using Microsoft Word, and printed everything at Staples. I would’ve spent less but miscaluclated a few things.

 

ETA: This was to create and print 200 invites 🙂 and the suite included invite, rsvp card, & directions.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  prinzesschen.
Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I got 120 invitiations, rsvp cards, and envelope seals plus 50 thank you cards for $200 at Vista Print

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Rock Island Lake Club

My maid of honor designed our suite.  We got 80 wood invites from Cards of Wood for $300, 80 each of RSVP and details cards from Cat Print for $60 and 180 envelopes (half for RSVP, half for invite) for $50 from Cards and Pockets. So all together $410 for 80 complete invites.  

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Sassafraz in Toronto, Ontario

kat010710:  I didn’t, it was something available to anyone who happened upon the site. Keep an eye out, if you aren’t in a rush. Every couple of weeks there is 35-50% off “events”. Or google for coupon codes!

 

You can always design your invites while you wait.

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I printed mine myself using invite templates from Staples. It cost me $32 to make 50 invitations – they were cardstock designed to be tied to larger silver cardstock with a satin ribbon. The template also included info cards for out-of-town guests and RSVP cards w/envelopes. My only regret was not keeping one for myself! 

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Has anyone known anyone that’s used David’s Bridal? I want something very simple on ivory paper and feel their prices are incredibly reasonable, but at the same time, DB can be hit or miss.

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

For the Save-The-Date Cards and invitations combined on linen cardstock (STDs were color on both sides while the invites were color on one side and blank on the other) and enveloppes for all, it was $160.  100 of each.  I designed them myself and went through catrpint to print.  They did a FANTASTIC job and I couldn’t be more happy.

 

I’d say my invites were simple and modern.  If you’re curious about the design, let me know and I can find a copy.

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