Post # 1
Like so many of you brides out there I have opted to make my own invites.
Based on 100 invites the cost for paper, envelopes and pocket folds (no glue, ribbon, gocco crapola to print them, cutting costs to get them to size, or stamps included…strictly just paper) I’m looking to spend: $353.44
My question is this: Is this high? Am I saving money to do them myself? What was the cost for other brides to either make them yourself or have them made for you?
Post # 12
i haven’t gotten my invites started yet, but i did just order my pocketfolds from cardsandpockets.com! the pocketfolds were cheaper than i thought i could make them for (metallic pocketfolds for 78 cents!! but the quality is still amazing! 🙂
also, michaels is having a sale on their invites from today until the 7th. check them out!
i’ve decided that i’m going to make the stuff that i can’t buy for cheaper. i originally wanted to make it all to save money, but why waste time when i can pay for it to be done and they cost the same!?
i think that the price seems a little high since you haven’t added in the printing, ribbon, postage, etc. i really do feel that if you look around you can sometimes find them for less, but then you can save money by taking the time to do the stuff that’d be expensive otherwise.
Post # 13
I order my invitation paper from Vroman’s Fine Stationery in Pasadena, CA from a company called envelopments and that price sounds right for that qty. If you are doing it your self.
Post # 14
I just ordered my paper for the entire wedding (120 invitations including map, reply postcard, and lined envelope, programs, table numbers, escort cards, and extra) from LCIpaper.com and my total was $200. I highly recommend ordering paper online. You can get samples for cheap and make a mock-up invite (as I did) then figure out how much you need based on that. I am printing them in my own printer and will probably have to buy one extra ink cartridge. I may be biased, but I swear they look professional. I don’t think anyone will guess that each invitation costs about $1.