(Closed) How much were your invites per sent invitation?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

I assembled my invites myself… We sent out just over 100.

We got our invites from weddingpaperdivas – I had a coupon for like $50 for $100 worth of stuff that I got from a flash sale website (I think gilt.com?). I also created my own design for a reception card and an enclosure with the hotel information that I printed using catprint.com (they were cheap and easy to work with). Pocket folds and envelopes came from Paper Source. Found my calligrapher on Etsy and it would have been cheaper but I needed the envelopes shipped from the US to London which was kind of expensive (long story). 

Here’s my breakdown:<br />-Invites & Response Card $300 (I ordered 105 of each)<br />-Enclosure/reception cards $60<br />-Pocket folds (invites were glued inside) $88 (I got lucky, they were half off!)<br />-Envelopes $50 (the pocketfolds were too big for the free envelopes from weddingpaperdivas)<br />-Calligraphy $180<br />-Postage invites $97<br />-Postage RSVP cards $47

Total: $822

So for 100 invites about $8.22 each…

This doesn’t include little things like double sided tape for the invites and a custom stamp I bought and a paper punch… but it includes all the big things!

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by  mrswhitemtn.
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Post # 3
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Mine were about 400, and we sent them to 91 people (almost all of which were couples or families, so it was about 45 invites). $4.50 per person, $9/invite. Ours had an invite, reception insert, and rsvp card/envelope

Post # 4
46 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

Invites – $160.00<br />RSVPs – $0 (online wedding website RSVPs)<br />Return address stickers – $8.00<br />Stamps – $18.00

Total = $194.00 for 35 invites. Works out to $5.55/invite. I had budgeted $150 (whoops) but fell in love with a design on Minted and had to have it. 

Post # 6
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Around $9 each.

Post # 7
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

We assembled the invites ourselves plus we also printed and cut them out ourselves on my mom’s photo printer – it took forever, but it was worth it! We ordered a template for pocket invites (1 main large piece is pasted on the pocket, and 4 smaller inserts are in the actual pocket) from JanieV on Etsy, bought paper at FedEx, bought ink at Office Depot, and bought the pockets, belly bands, envelopes, and mats for the main large piece at Cardsandpockets.com. Everyone loved our invites – everything ended up costing a little under $4.00 per invite for 200 invites. This price includes stamps for the RSVP envelopes and postage for 1/2 of the invitations. I’ll have to take a picture of the results and share it!

Post # 8
6515 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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surferbridetobe:  invites were about $6 each. That includes the invite, stamp for the invite, RSVP card plus the stamp for the RSVP. 

Post # 9
5184 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

$1.98, so break that down to one invite per household we spent less than $100. I didn’t think fancy stamps were at all necessary and our invites were surprisingly light weight considering they were wrapped in twine. 

Post # 10
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mine were 1.05 per invitation mailed…I hit a major clearance at Michaels and I DIYed them

Post # 11
2504 posts
Sugar bee

I’m probably no help with my tiny casual wedding but ours was about $0.98 a piece. I got 20 invites with envelopes (only needed 13) on vistaprint for $10.60 and each got a “forever” stamp bought at $0.42 or $0.45 each. No special stamps or return labels (all handwritten by me, I know, 10 of them! so hard! Lol) No inner envelopes or RSVP cards or other additional stuff so postage was regular price.

Post # 12
1066 posts
Bumble bee

Invites were important to me so I splurged a bit on the invitations/rsvp cards & envelopes and got pocketfolds and then diyed the info insert to match and a multi layered belly band and monogram. All in all I think it was a little over $8 per invitation for 70 invitations. More than I wanted to spend but it was worth it to me!

Post # 13
9519 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Mine came in 30 minutes ago! Sooo excited. Made on etsy for about $4.25 each. Little disappointed they aren’t addressed but I’m sure it’s my fault. Thought I sent the address sheet but I guess not. I’m so excited!

Post # 14
2238 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I just did the math…including everything, about $13/each. We got invitation cards (thermography and gold foil), inner & outer envelopes, RSVP cards & envelopes (plus stamps), reception cards, tissue & stamps for the whole thing (70 cent ones). We ordered 100. They came out really nicely, fit the look of our wedding perfectly, and included some custom artwork. So I think it was money well spent. 

Just mailed them out today!

Post # 15
992 posts
Busy bee

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surferbridetobe:  We DIY-ed, but it was still more expensive than we thought it would be. Our breakdown was something like:

  • heavy paper: 2 colors @ $10 each = $20
  • RSVP envelopes: $20
  • Outside envelopes: $30
  • Stamps (both outer & RSVP) $100
  • Clear labels for adding return address & RSVP address: $40
    • This works out to about $2.10….but wait, there’s more!

What we didn’t really factor in was the additional materials…technically we can keep/reuse them, but we wouldn’t have purchased them if we hadn’t DIY-ed, so I consider them part of the cost:

  • Ink for the printer: $45
  • Paper-cutter: $30
  • Corner Punch: $20.
  • Original Paper we bought (it wansn’t as high-quality, so we ditched it): $15
    • Add these in and we’re up to $3.20

In the end, I’m pretty sure we spent the same as or more than we would have if we’d gone with Vistaprint plus we spent a ridiculous amount of time designing, creating, and assembling them. That said, we’re really happy with them and don’t regret our choice to DIY

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