(Closed) Invitations…how much did/are you going to spend?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m paying $864 dollars for a set of 100 4-piece letterpressed invitations from Pressroom and Co. It’s one color but every piece is letterpressed and return addresses are included. This price also includes shipping to me. 

I think it was a really fair price for letterpressed invites. Here’s a picture of them:

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I ordered 100 invites through Vistaprint.  If you sign up for their newsletters, you usually have to wait no longer than a week for them to have an amazing deal of some sort, that you can use towards your invitations.

I got my post card Save-The-Date Cards there for only $20, and I got my invites (including all envelopes, RSVP cards, reception cards) for about $110.

Post # 6
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2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It depends on how much you want to spend and what you want. I looked into vistaprint for invites, checked out Michael’s and Walmart DIY kits and eventually relented and allowed my sister to design our invites.

I’m cutting costs by ordering a lot on ebay and buying things on massive sale. So, for example, the ribbon for the invites cost me $5 (to make about 50), ribbon slides cost me $20 for 50 and rhinestone accents I spent $3 on with a coupon at Michaels. The expensive parts, though, will easily be the paper, envelopes and professional printer.

Also, when you do invites, don’t foget that weight will play a factor in the cost of postage, and having a paper RSVP vs online will cost you a bit on postage as well.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My invites are about $1000 for 150.  We designed them 100% through a little paper/stationary shop downtown.  I heart them.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

You may not want to go by my figures, since I was obsessed with having formal, engraved invitations. I think I spent about $2,400 on my invitation suite. 

Post # 10
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

$223 for 20 invite suites through Wedding Paper Divas. That includes Invites with inner and outer envelopes, Detail Cards, Response Cards with Envelopes and Thank You cards with envelopes.

Post # 11
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2158 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@jpmorgan:  Yes there are. It really depends on how important invites are to you, and how fancy you want them to look.

Post # 12
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5762 posts
Bee Keeper

For one wedding, we spent about $6. for each and ordered 100. For the other wedding we paid $10. each and ordered 60. Postage ranged from $.94 to $1.34 each, plus the RSVP envelopes…

Ours were made by 2 different Etsy sellers.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’m aiming to spend $200 maximum for 50-60 invites.  I’ll be using vistaprint and jazzing them up on my own.

Post # 14
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5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are doing them all by hand, so between the cardstock and envelopes and little things I think we are around 150 for 100 invitation suites. My Maid/Matron of Honor is great at paper crafting so her and I are tackling that project. Invites were definitely not something I was willing to spend a lot on, you should decide how important they are to you. obviously as some PP’s said, they were very important to them so they spent a decent chunk of money on them. It’s all up to what you want!

Post # 15
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1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MsJ2theZ:  Yes, if it was up to me, I would have made them by hand, but my future Mother-In-Law didn’t like any of my choices and wanted something “fancier”. The choice I ended up going with was a good blend of what she and I wanted. 

But you definitely have to figure out how important they are to you because the prices can get high pretty quickly!

Post # 16
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1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@jpmorgan:  OK I will add in my invites to the mix.  I didn’t pay for them, they were $1400 for 125.  It’s my FMIL’s business, and she ordered them through http://cestpapier.com/.  They are really nice, but if I were paying myself I’d be going a little more budget-friendly…

ETA:  here is a pic:

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