(Closed) Invitations are expensive!!!! Where did you get yours?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We did a combination of Wedding Paper Divas and DIY.  I wish I had pictures.

I know that we spent $150ish on around 60-65 invitations.  They were lovely!  I then created my own pocket envelopes and inserts.  We “matched” the taupe colour and font of the wording on the printed invites for the inserts, used cotton/linen paper and used a shimmery paper for the belly band.  I think, on the pocket folds, including glue, paper, the Martha Stewart punch, I probably spent another $50.

Basic route for print your own is obviously the cheapest and you can totally jazz them up if you want to.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yea, the cost of Invitations surprised me too. We went through a local Pittsburgh company called Paper Spade. They printed 60 custom Invitations, RSVP postcards, and a directions insert with envelopes for a total of $247. I’m planning on getting a nice calligraphy font and using the clear Avery labels for the envelopes. It helped that we put down a 50% deposit and paid the rest 1 month later.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with Michaels! I got my invites for $90. I did some custom stuff to the invites that added another $20 to the total. But they turned out amazing! My guests all thought they were professionally done!

here’s what mine looked like:

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee

We ordered our invites from WeddingPaperDivas.com and got these. I believe we spent $225 on them (not including postage). This is what we got:

80 Invites
90 Invite envelopes
80 RSVP cards
80 RSVP envelopes w/ return address printed on

One tip if you order from an online site: do a search to see if you can find coupons. I found a promotion that took $50 off our order!

Post # 23
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485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Vista Print – 100 invitations for $60! And they came with envelopes! We even got address labels for $5.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I used Vistaprint and couponed like a beast.  I got:

90 invitations and envelopes

90 RSVP cards (with free envelopes)

90 thank you cards (with free envelopes)

bunch of free address labels

20 rehearsal dinner cards

10 church wedding invitations

For about $110.  Also DIYed maps and directions and just paid about $10 extra for the paper and printing at Kinko’s.  The stamps cost more than the invites!

Post # 26
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2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Isn’t the cost crazy!?!!  The worst part for our wedding is that I only needed 12 invitations. There was no way I was going to pay for 13 cards that I wasn’t going to use so, I ended up designing them myself, bought the paper from Paper Source and had my Fiance print them at his work.

We had a small fail though, I forgot to request people to put their initials next to their meal selection so I have to redesign the RSVP card and have it printed at Kinko’s.

Post # 27
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4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Vistaprint. I think I paid $60 for 50 invitations and RSVP postcards and 100 business cards to let guests know about our photo upload site. I’m too lazy to look up what it would have cost for just the invites. 🙂

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@HoneyBear: I’ve heard their regular paper stock is a bit flimsy.  I didn’t care and ordered it anyway, and I got a free upgrade to the heavier matte paper stock.  It is not expensive at all to upgrade to the heavier matte or linen finish paper though…only a few bucks.  I efficiently used LivingSocial coupons to get the best possible deal.  Hours of my life are gone trying to figure all that out…but I’m happy 🙂

Post # 29
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I got mine from Target on clearance. All 75 of my invitations cost about $40 total. I knew these were going to get thrown away so I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on them.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We also went the Michael’s route and are in the middle of printing them all out.  Using coupons, I think I got 150 invites for about $60.  Considering the ones I had my heart set on were going to be over $600, I think we got a good deal.  🙂

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re getting ours from Wedding Paper Divas.  I honestly haven’t looked at a lot of other places though.  I also got scared away from the square ones because I refused to pay extra postage…lol 

http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com is their website if you want to check them out!

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