Post # 1
So we just got engaged and are trying to book a hall. The place we just looked at has a supreme package that includes the Dj, cake, invitations/thank yous. We are trying to crunch numbers and figure out whether or not we are really getting a deal, compared to other places we looked at (where we would have to purchase the invitations). Is there an “average” cost of invites/thank yous? How much can I expect to pay? 250 ppl invited. THANKS
Post # 3
Invites can run from the print-it-yourself kits from Michael’s to $50 bucks a pop upwards. I spent 950 for 125 invites, not including thank you notes.
Post # 4
Paper can definitely run you a lot… even the DIY can run from 15 per pack to 50 per pack and depending sometimes its MORE expensive and work to do it yourself when you factor in time and ink cartridges etc. depending on what type of invitation is provided it could be worth it.. though 123print offers descent invites for 36/100 invites but the envelopes are cheap… dont forget you may want to factor in invties + RSVP cards + Receptions cards + thank yous + table cards + wedding ceremony programs etc. I would like to see the quality of the invite before making that decision… I also found descent prices for invites at Costco.com and invitationsbydawn. The ones we chose are 105/100 and they are on nice paper with quality raised printing etc. just depends and whats important to you.. good luck
Post # 5
Don’t forget that even if you are inviting 250 people, you’ll probably only need about 125 invites (one per couple & family, not per person). So take that into consideration. I DIYed mine with pocketfolds and 3 inserts for a little over $2/each (not counting postage, but you’re going to have incur that anyway). Good luck!
Post # 6
Sorry, unrelated but I must comment!
Post # 7
We did ours relatively inexpensively. We paid $50 for the design from an etsy seller, and then about $35 for 50 invitations (w/envelopes). The envelopes were cheap, but then again, most people only keep the invite, not the invitation. So $85 for 50 invites. We did Michael’s for our thank you notes, so about $6 after a coupon. We’re probably going to DIY the table numbers, menus, etc.
Post # 8
Ours are $7.50 an invite (pocketfold with 2 insert cards), prices definitely vary widely.
Post # 9
Yep it just depends what you want. I decided to settle for the Michaels DIY packs. They were $40 for 30 invites/ rsvp/ and thank you’s. But Michaels always has coupons and sales so I Got 3 packs for about $70. And then I have to add in the ink I will have to get to print them. I think they are pretty for premade ones, I also liked Target’s and they are priced similar. I would have loved letterpress invites but the cheapest I found was still gonna be almost $400, couldn’t fit in my budget. I was considering vistaprint also, I thought they had good prices, for 75 invites and rsvp’s it was like $140 i think. Good luck! I think it depends what kind/ quality of invites they include in the venue package to know if it is a good deal.
Post # 10
in addition to what phxgal10 said… when figuring how many invite youll need dont forget etiquette says that you have to send a seperate invite to anyone over the age of 16 even in they live in the same house… IMO sorry one house one invite… unless its a situation where its a couple living at home or other circumstances… Also dont forget your postage… Save the dates and postage for those as well.. And certain invites depending on paper weight and what you include in them may need additional postage…
Post # 11
50 invites with pocketfolds, belly bands, 50 reception cards, and 25 RSVP cards (we are only sending RSVP cards to folks who will be unable or unwilling to RSVP online) on etsy will run us about 300. I originally budgeted $100 for invites (I sucked at my original budget).
If I didn’t want pocketfolds, I think I could have gotten 50 invites, 25 RSVP, and 50 reception cards for less than $130 at costco, and even cheaper at a place like vistaprint. I’m sadly not a DIY kind of person (although I pretended for a while that I would DIY my invites…I soon returned to reality). Do be aware that DIY costs can add up quickly, so if you really need to stay on budget keep close tabs on that.
Post # 12
We spent $1300 on 50 letterpress STD’s, Invites, Reply Cards, 3 sets of envelopes with return addressing printed on each and calligraphy on all the envelopes and postage.
Post # 13
I had our invitations designed on Etsy, and paid $20 for the invitations and RSVP card. I had them printed at a local shop. I bought paper and envelopes online, and I think the total cost came to about $2.50 an invitation. We got so many compliments! You don’t have to spend a lot to get great invitations.
Post # 14
I paid $3 each. This included square invite, lined envelope, reception card & envelope with return addresses on both envelopes. This is from a traditional printer on very good paper stock. As others have noted, don’t forget to budget for postage. I spent $1.29 each on that plus an additional .44 for the response cards.
Post # 15
i bought DIY pocketfold invites, came with everything reception cards, direction , cards, and rsvp, and invite in silver!!! i lvoe them. i bought 150 invites and 100 ceremony programs from wal mart of all places for 110. keep in mind also different invitaions cost different amounts when you send them out. mine came out to .64 cents each. so add on the cost of your postage!!!!!
Post # 16
It totally depends what you want. If paper’s not a priority to you you could easily put a single sheet of cardstock with the info on it in and envelope and call it day.
I did DIY pocket fold invites that were $2.00 a piece, and $1.22 to mail (darn Canada post!)