Post # 1
What are you spending on invitations alone? Not postage, STD or Thank You cards.
I had no idea wedding invitations were so expensive. I very briefly considered printing and assembling them myself, but I don’t know if I’m up for it. My Mom sent out the STD ( I got postcards from zazzle.com for like $120 for 125 or so), and it took her forever to send them out.
What is a good average to spend for simple invites?
Post # 3
As with most things, it can totally range. I paid a little over $200 for 70 invitations and RSVP cards, which come with corresponding envelopes. However, I will be paying extra to get different envelopes because I don’t like the ones they came with.
I got mine from Weddingpaperdivas.com. I’m not really a DIYer with this kind of stuff.
Post # 4
I went to 123print.com and got 100 for about $75 and they’re really nice! It included 100 invites with envelopes and 100 rsvp cards with envelopes.
Post # 5
I think we’re going to spend about $300 for 100 invites. We’re ordering from Paperterie.
Post # 6
I went Vistaprint and redesigned a save the date. For 75 invites and envelopes it was $45. I then added a bow, and the ribbon was about $15, although I know you didn’t ask I thought I would put that out there :).
Post # 7
I am making them myself 😀 and for about 67 families we are spending 265 (including calligraphy costs)… The invite will involve stamping, ribbons, wax and rhinestones and possibly feathers, so it’s the extra umph that is making it more costly. It is basically a culmination of every invitation that I have ever liked excluding pocket folds (i love them but I don’t think we can afford it)
Post # 8
We are spending $850 for 150 invites with envelopes, RSVP cards with envelopes, accomodation cards, and reception cards. I am getting them from Etsy.
We were originally going to DIY but I found these letterpress invites and they were just so gorgeous that I couldn’t pass them up.
Post # 9
I’m going to check out 123print.com. I’ve looked at weddingpaperdivas, and the ones I liked were super expensive. We’re hoping to not spend more than $200-250 for invites and RSVP cards.
Post # 10
I’m on the other end of the spectrum. We’re DIY-ing with a kit from Michaels. Since I used 40% off coupons on each of the boxes (I needed 3 to get 150 invites), they are pretty inexpensive. I also bought ribbon because I didn’t like the ribbon that came with the kit. I think when all is said and done, it will be around $75 for 150 invitations. And the DIY consists of printing on the vellum paper and joining the vellum with the underlay by tying a ribbon. So, not too labor intensive.
Of course, they won’t look as opulent as the more expensive invites, but for me, invitations weren’t a splurge item. I’d rather spend the money elsewhere. And when I opened the boxes this weekend, I discovered that some of the boxes had white envelopes and the others were ivory. Again, it didn’t bother me too much – I’ll just send the ivory ones to my family (because that’s about how many envelopes were different) and no one will be the wiser 😉
Post # 11
$25 plus postage. Yay for target clearance!
Post # 12
I’m going to spend a little less than $300 total for RSVP, invites, envelopes, and little cards with our wedding website on them.
Post # 13
We bought our invitations at Joann’s yesterday. They were on clearance for $7.47 a box, we needed two boxes, and we used a Michael’s 50% off coupon so we got all our invitations, reply cards, and envelopes for under $10!!!
Post # 14
We paid $180 for the invitation paper, RSVP cards, reception cards, envelopes, and printing costs for 150 invitations. We ordered them through a family friend who was able to get us the paper at wholesale price and charged us less for printing. So it came out to be $1.20 per invitation! Yay! We really wanted to save in this area, we figured most people toss em anyway, so we went with a very simple design.
Post # 15
For invitations, envelopes, RSVP cards, RSVP envelopes, reception cards, direction cards for 100 invitations, we are spending $2250. This isn’t counting the cost for calligraphy, programs, thank you notes, place cards, etc. Our overall budget for stationary goods is a little under $5000.