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

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I spent under $100 for 70 invites. 

5×7 letterpressed textured flat cards from Paper Source

4-Bar textured flat cards from Paper Source

 

Matching envelopes

 

I did all if the design and printing myself. They are gorgeous. 

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Brielle:  Haha, same here. I splurged on the invites because I’m a total paper geek and stationery is important to me. Not including design and production (all done for free by us), about $2500. $2k for letterpress, then $500 for calligraphy, folder paper, envelopes, ribbon, glue. Beyond printing, all the little things just kept adding up. One pricey semi-DIY project. :/

 

 

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t have the invites alone calculated – I am DIYing my invites and programs, and they use the same cardstock.  Together, for 80 invites and 150 programs, I’m expecting to pay $250.

Post # 35
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

$50 for 100.  I got 2 DIY kits from Target on clearance.

 

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Oh! My Save-The-Date Cards cost $150 and that was mostly the cost of paper. I made the envelopes myself.

Post # 37
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used invitationstyles.com and we got 40 invitations AND rsvp cards with return envelopes and it was $40….thats $1 per invitation AND rsvp card ladies!!!

Post # 38
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Newbee

Ours are coming somewhere in the $150 range for 70. More than I wanted to spend, but I guess $2.20ish per suite isn’t too horrid. (Did electronic Save-The-Date Cards so those were free, at least!) Used some downloadable templates from Wedding Chicks and customized them pretty heavily myself, then got them printed through Catprint on their cotton stock. Love them because they do rounded corners!

We have the invite card, an info card (we’re doing e-RSVPs), and a tag on which to write people’s names. We’re trying them together with baker’s twine and attaching the tag to the twine as a way to avoid using double envelopes but still specifying who is invited and if they get a +1.

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I got 150 invites for $36 at Hobby Lobby, plus $15 for vellum, so about $50.

Post # 40
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I designed them myself and had them printed at a local company. It came out to about $1/invite, including envelope, two inserts, and invite with b/w printing on nice shimmery cardstock.

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I ordered 75 invitations through our local stationary store – they’re made by Unveiled by Checkerboard – and I think it came to around $550.  We opted not to have a directions card since everyone has GPS nowadays (or knows how to use mapquest), so it was just the invitations, envelopes, and response cards/envelopes.  They’re 3 layer, and thermography (raised) lettering.  It just depends what you want to spend – you can order online or try to DIY, but I liked going into the store and looking through the books – it gave me an idea of what I liked and what I didn’t and what they actually looked like in person and felt like in my hands.  Originally I didn’t think they were that important to me, but as time went on I realized for most people, this was the first piece of our wedding they would see and I wanted it to really reflect the tone we are trying to set.  Good luck with yours! 

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I got mine from WEDDINGBEE and couldn’t be happier with them! I am in Canada and paid about $400 for 75 invites, lined envelopes, RSVP cards and that included shipping and duty fee’s. I’ve already had lots of compliments on them!

Here is a picture:

Post # 43
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Blushing bee

We are making our own invitations. We purchsed a design off of Etsy for $48. Cardstock and envelopes were another $34.  They are super cute and very us and I could not see spending an arm and a leg for invitations!

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I paid $500 for 50 2 color letter press invitations and response cards with calligraphy from Reaves Engraving

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Where did you gals find the cheapest paper and envelopes?

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