How much were your invitations?

posted 2 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How much did your invitations cost you per card?
    $1-2 / each : (15 votes)
    35 %
    $2-3 / each : (7 votes)
    16 %
    $3-4 /each : (5 votes)
    12 %
    $4+ each : (16 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 17
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    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I did online save the dates with Paperless Post because it was cheaper than doing printed ones and we didn’t have a lot of time to deal with getting printed ones and mailing them out since we had a 7 month engagement and did a destination wedding. The nice thing with PaperlessPost is that you can see if people have received it.

    For the actual invites, I think I paid around $550 for 100 invites or so, which included the card, a small details card and printed envelopes w/ the addresses. I’m glad I did all of that because I wouldn’t have wanted to hand-write everyone’s addresses. I had about 30 guests that I did an email inviation via Paperless Post (for younger cousins, more tech-savvy people who would probably just throw away the invite anyways or lose it). I did online RSVPs which was great and easier to keep track of everything and all dietary needs. I ended up doing the invites off Etsy and the vendor printed everything for me and sent it to me for mailing. I also got digital files that I could send via Paperless Post to people and that worked great. Doing it via Etsy made it easier to get a custom menu done with the same designer later and also download table numbers digitally and have the florist print it out.

    I was really happy with my decision to use Etsy for the invites even though it was about the same as Minted, and probably a little more expensive, but it gave me a lot of flexibility later on and more ability to customize things.

    Post # 18
    Member
    399 posts
    Helper bee

    Invitations were one of my lowest priorities- but I wanted them to look respectable…Vistaprint was the perfect answer for me! I was able to snag stuff on their half off sale. I got the original paper, but upgraded the envelopes (both the regular envelope and the return with printed names). We also ordered return address labels and used a little insert with details to our wedding website, instead of putting in multiple cards with accomodation and other information. We did magnet Save-The-Date Cards from there. I am pretty sure we got all of this for less than $300 (100 invites and 50 STDs).

    Post # 19
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    1638 posts
    Bumble bee

    I did postcards at Vistaprint rather than save the dates because they are weirdly the same thing, but priced much more cheaply. Only has to spend like $20 to print them all. 

    Post # 20
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    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    akshali2000 :  thank you. I brought a pack of vellum from Office Depot and just printed them in my home printer. The velvet ribbon I brought from micheals and just tied them on the invite 

    Post # 21
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    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2020 - New York, New York

    If you’re a budget bride and have the time/energy to DIY, you can also print your own invitations! Stores like Joann’s, Wal-Mart OfficeMax sell wedding invitation kits. They include everything you need (invitations, RSVP cards, envelopes, etc.), they have a lot of beautiful designs, and they’re very inexpensive. They always come with an online template that you can use to fill in the info, and then you print at home! It requires more time and patience, but it saves sooo much money. 

    Post # 22
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    2539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Not sure if you’re still looking for ideas but I paid less than $1 per invite. I purchased cardstock online and designed all my paper goods myself. And am also printing them myself. They’re pretty “plain” and modern, black and white. I also purchased belly bands to go around them that are gold. 

    If you don’t want to spend the time designing them yourself, you can find templates on Etsy that are only a few dollars. They will design the invite and you can print. You could also use a printing service like staples, kinkos, or vistaprint to print them.

    Post # 23
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    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017 - the garden house, seattle

    after discounts, we paid about $600 for 80 plantable save-the-dates, 80 booklet invitations, and 80 rsvp cards.

    Post # 24
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    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I over ordered I am silly and accounted to send everyone an invite instead of by familys and couples. but any way save the dates, RSVP, and invites on vista print cost me about 183 with shipping for 200. I had a 60% off coupon and vista print has these coupons often just sign up and watch for them

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