Post # 1
I’m looking into invitations. I’m in love with one in particular. I can’t seem to find others that live up to it. The problem? They are probably about $700-750 for 100 invites and response cards. I think that’s pretty high but then again, I don’t really know the average cost of these things.. How much did you guys spend or will spend??
Post # 3
@RubyStar: that seems super pricey to me! Then again, invitatioas we’re not important to me whatsoever. I used the living social deal for Vistaprint and got all of mine including response cards and menu cards for under $200. I splurged on videography and an awesome DJ instead!
Post # 4
@RubyStar: I think we’re going to be looking at around £7/$10.50 each for ours: that will be for the invitation (which will be printed and personalised, but which we’re adding embellishment to), 2 types of ribbon and a pearl/diamante embellishment, and one RSVP card pp, plus the cost of a calligraphy service to address the invitations/write names on the RSVP cards (we’ll be using printed cards for the envelopes).
So, for 100 we’d be looking at over $1k; and we’re DIYing them in part; if we were ordering them ready-made in the design we’re having, we’d be looking at a few hundred $ more.
Post # 5
Vistaprint! You could also check out etsy, buy a design, and upload to vistaprint.
Post # 6
Mine cost $60, and they included everything. Don’t know why people put themselves in debt over paper that gets thrown away.
Post # 7
Invitations are important to me but I wouldn’t spend 700 for them…that seems like too much money and I can be using that towards something with much more wRoth since most just lose the invitation or it gets thrown away. I think I will most likely new spending about 150 for mine and that includes invitation, reception card, and RSVP card. All the other items I will most likely use vistaprint
Post # 8
@RubyStar: I think that $7-8 per invitation sounds like a reasonable price if you really love them, but our invitations were $15.25 per invitation, so maybe that colors my opinion.
Post # 9
I purchased mine through Vistaprint since we’re having such a small ceremony. I upgraded to the premium paper though. For 10 invites, it was ~$25. The only thing I wasn’t fond of was that the invites did have some slightly bent corners.
Post # 10
I got mine at michaels $30 for a pack of 30 and I got 4packs- 120 invites/120 RSVP cards for $120! They have all kinds of invites and theyre all super nice.
Post # 11
With Groupon vouchers and a promo code from RetailMeNot, we got our Vistaprint stationery (including matching pre-addressed envelopes, response cards, thank you cards, matching pre-addressed envelopes for everything, escort cards, table number cards) for less than $80. That includes having to re-order the invitations themselves because both my husband and I missed ONE LETTER during proofreading. We needed 30-something invitation sets (which turned into 60-something invitations thanks to the snafu) and had about 50 guests.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
To be honest, invited weren’t all that important to me. I didn’t want to spend 200+ on pieces of paper than only a select few people would actually keep. The rest would end in the trash. My invitations I ended up doing myself were just $10 for the paper/envelopes. The money would have spent went to other places like enlarging my small dress budget and i was able to buy myself my reception shoes I wanted.
Post # 13
I don’t really care about the invites. I want them to be cute, but they are just going to get thrown away and I picture throwing away all that money. For about 200 invites/RSVPS/reception we’re looking at hopefully no more than $150.
Post # 14
That’s surely expensive. If you have all the money in the world, you can do whatever you want. Otherwise, it’s all about priority. For me, invites were one of lowest priority. We picked printable packet and printed at home. We’re happy about it. Also, because we printed them by ourselves, we were able to make our RSVP cards have guest names printed on it.
Post # 15
Our invitations will be DIY, we don’t want to spend a lot of money on something most people will throw away. We don’t plan on having more than 50 guests anyway, only family and close friends.
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
We paid $430 for 50 invitations including shipping/import fees. We got ours from Minted with a 15% off coupon code and I’m completely in love with them (: That price includes 3 sets of envelopes, the invitation, the rsvp card, and matching thank-you cards. I think I’m probably the only bride on the planet that is excited about writing thank you notes, but they’re just so pretty I can’t wait to send them out 😉 My mom paid for our invitations and there wasn’t really a set budget and since we only needed 50, we could pick invites that were a bit pricier.
Our price breakdown:
50 Invitations – $147
Invitation Envelopes – $8
50 RSVP – $104
RSVP Envelopes – $8
Thank-You Cards – $125
Thank-You Card Envelopes – $8
Shipping – $10
Duty Fees – $60
15% Coupon – -$64