(Closed) Invitations

posted 10 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

For 100 guests you will probably only need 60-70 invitations, because they go per household not per person. the knot has a budgeting tool that can help you figure out a reasonable amount based on your budget and guest list.

Post # 4
11 posts

For an invitation, response card, reception card, and map/directions and hotel accomodations you should budget your self about $9 and up per invite.

Post # 5
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Invitations come in all price ranges. as Snmc said, just because you have 100 guests does mean you need 100 invitations. But people always recommend getting more than you need in case you address an envelope wrong, it gets lost in the mail etc.

We went pretty budget with our invites because they aren’t exactly that important to us.. we have 180 guests, purchased 125 at kinkos.. with response cards the total came out to around $220. But like I said our invites are pretty plain.

Also don’t forget postage, pay attention to size and weight of the finished product, it may cost more to mail. With us it will be 125x40cents = $50 PLUS 125×40 cents for response cards =$50…. so $100 JUST to ship!

 Good luck my dear!

Post # 6
202 posts
Helper bee

invitations will cost anywhere from $2 to $12 a set (and possibly even more if you looking for very fancy or elaborate invitations). the average is $3-7 a set. you can definitely find nice ones for $3-4. pocketfolds will cost you a bit more, $5-10 a set. DIY can be anywhere from $2-7 a set.

don’t forget to budget out the stamps as part of the invitations. you will need stamps for your response card (postcard or envelope) and of course the invitations themselves.

square cards will cost more. sometimes, ribbons or anything bumpy in the invitations will cost more. but i would try different post offices if they are charging you more for bumps, b/c some places do and some don’t.

good luck!! ๐Ÿ™‚ i would just head out to places like papyrus, papersource, printing shops, and online stores (weddingpaperdivas, minted, mygatsby, etc) to see samples and prices so that you can at least narrow down the styles you like. after that, you can see if there is a designer/stationer (like sweetpaperstudios) who is able to do the job for a great price or DIY, or just order at the store. 

Post # 7
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Budget what you can afford.  You can get invites for as low as $2.00 each or as high as $20.00 each — you decide.  I went on the low end and spent about $250 for 100 invitations (include inner and outer enveopes and rsvp card).  I could have easily spent $500 if I didn’t have such simple tastes.  Also, I found that diy didn’t necessarily mean cheaper.

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