How much were your invitations?

posted 2 months ago in Paper
  • poll: How much did your invitations cost you per card?
    $1-2 / each : (15 votes)
    36 %
    $2-3 / each : (6 votes)
    14 %
    $3-4 /each : (5 votes)
    12 %
    $4+ each : (16 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 2
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    8500 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i did vistaprint.  one of my BM’s is a graphic designer and she designed my invitation suite, then we used vistaprint to print.  everything we ordered, came to $300 even upgrading all the paper stock and printing return addresses on the envelopes for main envelope and rsvp cards..  i priced the same exact thing out with a stationary store and it was $1000.

    they also have actual invitations you can pick so you don’t have to design your own.

    Post # 3
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    134 posts
    Blushing bee

    You can still get wedding paper divas paper goods through shutterfly. They have merged and on their website it’s called the WPD collection ๐Ÿ™‚ As far as our invitations I made them myself, got a printable off of etsy and took my specialty paper to a print shop. 200 of my invitations, with accomodation cards, velvet belly bands, envelopes and liners and velum cover cost me $280. 

    Post # 4
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    134 posts
    Blushing bee

    Post # 5
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    734 posts
    Busy bee

    We did Vista Print. The invites with seals for the envelopes came out to 62 for 70 invites (150 people, just lots of families). And the save the dates came out to 50 for 70. We didn’t do RSVP cards since we’ve got an online option and we’ve used the back of the invite to print information since we don’t have a wedding party to put on there

    Post # 6
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    2148 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We definitely cheaped out on our invites, and 0 regrets lol. Used a vista print 50% off sale. We had 100 invites and 50 STDs, incl envelopes and shipping they were like $63 CAD. If you want nicer ones I’d still recommend VP, just create what you want with whatever upgrades, and then save it in your cart for a sale. Great quality and they do offer some really nice upgrades if you want fancier. 

    Post # 7
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    1172 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Ours was like 4-5$ each. 

    Post # 8
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    Our invitations were expensive but they matched our wedding theme perfectly. We got them from Precious Invitations they did all of our stationary 

    Post # 9
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    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I just ordered ours from cardsandpockets.com, they were $2.66 each. That comes with an envelope, pocket enclosure, invitation that you attach to the pocket and a mat behind the invitation. Also 1 details insert, 1 RSVP card insert, and an RSVP envelope. I uploaded my own design and they print it on nice shimery cardstock. I can’t wait to address them and send them out!

    We also got postcards through vistaprint for our save the dates, they were extremely reasonably priced and turned out looking a lot more expensive. The paper was nice and thick and the picture that they printed on the front looked professional, not like you printed it at home on an inkjet printer. The website to design cards at vistaprint is really easy to use too.

    Post # 10
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    408 posts
    Helper bee

    WPD have merged with Shutterfly so you can still order via them. Looks like they are having 40% off right now. 

    When I priced the invitations, STD, and RSVP it came to 800+ and about $500- $600 after coupons.

    I then thought about place cards and other things like programs and all and thought it would be $800+ total so I decided to DIY. I’m also ordering pocket envelopes and cardstocks from cards and pockets. ma7bride :  Looks like we are going to be invitation twins ๐Ÿ™‚ I will be ordering individual pockets and inserts separately as I really like their  pearl shimmer paper. I will be finishing it off with a gold satin ribbbon. I will be having such a luxurious looking invitation, RSVP, inserts, STD , place cards, programs (will be using same paper so that it matches my wedding color and invites) etc for under $300-$350 ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    After I had done all the home work, I came across Annsbridal which is super cheap, it’s nothing fancy but does the job. I’m still sticking with my DIY.

    https://www.annsbridalbargains.com/

    Post # 11
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    408 posts
    Helper bee

    I forgot to mention that we will have about 140 guest = approx. 85 invitations. Do not forget that you need only 1 invite per couple/per family.

    Also, 1 more option is to get it from michaels – matching invitation, RSVP and insert. 30 set for $40 and they usually have coupons. Then you will need to print it.

    http://www.michaels.com/gold-dot-wedding-invitation-kit-by-celebrate-it/10509585.html#pmpt=qualifying&srule=price-high-to-low&sz=24&start=14

    Have fun!

    Post # 12
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    12708 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    akshali2000 :  I got an email from Paperless Post recently that they’re stopping their invitation service and transitioning back to online only.  To answer your question, though – we paid about somewhere between $1000 and $1200 for 150 invitations, which included the actual invitation, inner/outer envelopes, response set, and corresponding thank you cards. 

    Post # 13
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    1029 posts
    Bumble bee

    Spent $50 on STDs at Vista Print (set of 70) and was happy with the quality – that was for cards from a template with plain white envelopes and several sheets of return address labels. Spent another $22 for 40 stamps. I plan to order the matching invites from there as well.

    Also, this may sound obvious, but consider how many group invitations (couples, families) you’ll have before you place your order. I ordered 70 because I was planning to invite 60 people and wanted some extras just in case, and then only used about 30 of the cards since most people I invited are coupled up or family groups under the same household. For some reason that had totally slipped my mind in calculating how many I would need. 

    Post # 14
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    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    akshali2000 :  We used Basic Invite! It came out to $250 for our invites, RSVP’s and addressing. We invited 170, sending out 80 invites. 

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