Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center
For people who had large weddings (150+ people), how much did each invite run you, exluding postage? Please include cost of any extras, like envelope liners, custom addressing, insert cards, custom designing, etc. Do not include other stationary like menu, name or table cards.
Also, I’m bummed Wedding Paper Divas shut down :(. Other than Minted, Paper Source and Paperless Post, what sites/services/stores do you recommend for matching stationary suites?
Post # 2
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
You can still get wedding paper divas paper goods through shutterfly. They have merged and on their website it’s called the WPD collection 🙂 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 # 5
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
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 # 8
- 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
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
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 🙂 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 🙂
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.
Post # 11
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.
Post # 12
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
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
We used Basic Invite! It came out to $250 for our invites, RSVP’s and addressing. We invited 170, sending out 80 invites.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center
Thank you everyone, what great tips!! I had no idea you could still buy WPD on Shutterly, yay! And sad about Paperless Post, I didn’t know that 🙁
And yes, definitely trying to group invitations as much as possible. But we are having 300+ invitees, so it’s still going to be at least 150 invitations (Indian weddings are large lol). My dad mentioned another option to save costs is to do e-vites for Save the Dates instead of physical copies, or just getting the invitations done in India (which I’m not a fan of, but due to cost that might end up being the only option).