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

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 62
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I used Wedding Paper Divas based on a recommendation from a friend. For less than $150, we got beautiful invitations – I was very pleased with the quality of the invitations and the speed of shipping. I did end up buying the square invites that require more postage, but the nice thing about having a small wedding is that more expensive postage doesn’t make much of a difference!

Post # 63
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’ll be getting ours through a printer around the area. They’re called ‘seal and send’ invites, no envelope needed!

We’ll get 300 for about $350, that includes a full panel photo of me and Mr.ND, a panel on the back with a hand-drawn map and directions, and a detachable RSVP post card. I’m in love! Here’s a sample of their stuff, unfortunately my design isn’t an online sample.

Post # 64
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Blushing bee

My daughter got very affordable and cute ones from http://www.vistaprint.com and 2 other brides I know got theirs from www.annsbridalbargains.com   They are also very reasonable.  Good Luck!

Post # 65
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well I wanted to go the simple way: I got mine from vistaprint.com

They were running a special 100 postcards for free just pay shipping!

I order 100 postcards, 100 white envoples ($4.99) and a pack of return labels and it only cost me $15.86 total (all product and shipping) I chose the snail shipping which was like 21 days but it got here in a week! I am very happy with them! I printed the basic info on the front and then printed the address where wedding and reception would be held, the rsvp website, and other info.

There were thousand of choses for themes….and Vista runs specials all the time…I just got an email about free wedding invitations…the fancy ones….you should check it out!

Post # 66
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My invites are these but with a different style cover…

They are NZ$8 (US$6.5) each. And the back card is a tear-off RSVP so I don’t have to purchase those seperately. http://www.papermagic.co.nz

Post # 67
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m getting mine from Ann’s Bridal Bargains. I registered at the site, and get promo codes in my email at least once a month. I’m gonna finalize my order as soon as we sign with the venue. I think I gonna end up spending around $200 for 100 invites with 2 envelopes, 25 extra envelopes of each, printed addresses, responce cards, and matching Thank You cards. And they had a design that matches our website background. 

Post # 68
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I used weddingpaperdivas.com – I picked a no fuss, single card invitation and combined it with an online rsvp (against everyone’s anti-theknot.com advice, I’ve been using theknot.com’s rsvp system), which is working out great, and we saved on a second set of stamps!  I was able to order 175 invitations for about $250.  Hope this helps!

Post # 69
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Busy Beekeeper

i got mine on invitationsbydawn.com

i think they were around $200, that included envelopes and thank you cards.

Post # 70
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@pengoala That is the site I am using for my rsvps! I have never heard anything bad about that site. I also am having no trouble with my RSVP…plus I love that I can give additional information without wasting paper or money on additional invitation inserts!

Post # 71
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58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m doing pocketfolds..I had someone design them, I told her what style we liked.  FH wanted something fallish and I wanted to have my wedding colors involved.  I had invite, RSVP, reception card and directions/accommodations card and also my program designed for $50!  I bought the pocketfolds from paperandmore.com which I also got my paper, envelopes.  I’m ordering supplies for 150 but need about 135 for invites.  Not including the printing, which you can do yourself on a laserjet printer..the supplies are $250..so I think without stamps it will be about $330…better than the $1200 I was quoted!!!

Post # 72
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I ended up doing my own.  I didn’t expect stationary to matter so much to me, but it did, haha.  There wasn’t anything that I really liked, so Fiance and I kind of worked it up together.  They came to be about $2.07 per invite and we were very happy with them!  Here is the DIY post I wrote on them:

http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/my-diy-cherry-red-and-aqua-invitations

Post # 73
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I got mine from Party City. $150 for 100 invites, response cards, & lined envelopes. I didn’t have the patience to try DIY invites.

Post # 74
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Wannabee
Post # 74
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Wannabee

Have you thought about sending invitations online? I’ve found it’s so nice to be able to manage all of my guests online and not having to worry about tracking them on my own. Paperless Post makes beautiful online invitations, I would definitely recommend it. 

Post # 75
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@HoneyBear: We used Eastwind Creations. I didn’t like what my options were given my budget (using both online sites and local stores) so I had a designer make what I wanted. I found that the invites I could afford were on thin paper that looked cheaper or the colors weren’t right or I didn’t like the design. So I was delighted when I found Eastwind Creations! I let my designer know what card stock I wanted, how many ppl we were inviting, and told her my budget then she will let you know if the company can work with you. I was able to tell her what designs I liked, what colors, and helped to design the invites down to the type of font. I LOVED working with my designer! No matter how many times I wanted to make changes to the proof, she took care of it and emailed me back in a few days. I HIGHLY recommend this company for anyone who wants/needs a custom invitation.

We ordered 110 invitations, RSVP cards, accomodation cards, reception cards and envelopes for $550. Compared to some of the ladies it seems like alot, but I couldn’t be happier!!

All you have to do is shoot them an email with your budget and what your looking for and they’ll let you know if they can design something within your budget! http://www.eastwindcreations.com

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