(Closed) Invites..too expensive?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I honestly don’t think that is too bad so long as it fits in your budget!  (and I really like those invites!)

People get sticker shock with the cost of invitations but think about it this way.  Would you think twice about going to Hallmark and buying a card for someone?  That’s going to run you $3-$5 before postage and it wasn’t personalized for your needs – it’s just a mass produced generic card.  So $6.50 for a whole suite of things designed exactly how you need/want them doesn’t seem too unreasonable to me!

Post # 4
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I really don’t think it’s unreasonable either.  I too am getting my invites from Etsy and I think they are are 5.99, however I only need around 50.  Yours are super cute!

Post # 5
27 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think its too expensive.  Mine are $5.40 each (we paid cash, since we have horrible tax in Canada) 

Post # 6
5762 posts
Bee Keeper

It sounds like a lot to me, especially when you add in the cost to mail them and stamps on the RSVP’s. Does anyone else on Etsy have something similar?

We paid $6. and $7.50 each from seperate Etsy vendors, but we didn’t need as many.

Post # 7
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

For me the invites were not a big deal, as in I got 200 for 35 dollars at Walmart, so would I pay that much, no. BUT if its something you want and have the money for then go for it! Only you know if its too much.

Post # 8
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

It also sounds like a lot to me too. I spent a total of $1,000 on 200 sets of invitations. That’s right…200 of them for my 400 person wedding. So getting 90 sets for almost $900 seems a bit pricey.

Post # 9
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@MrsPinkPeony: im with you! i bought 80 invites for 29.99 (buy one get one free) at michaels and printed them at home. they turned out great!

those invites are pretty and i think they are an average price to pay to have your invitations printed. if its in your budget i say go for it!

Post # 10
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t think they are expensive either. However, I am a lover of paper details, so I would spend more too if I really loved them. Our invites are coming out to about $6 each (custom letterpress invite, with supplementary cards my brother is designing).

Does this also include the envelopes? Though envelopes aren’t too expensive (about $30ish), it’s still something that should be included. If you love the them, you should do it!

Post # 11
5785 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think its too much but I spent $8 on each of my invites. I will say that while the matching Thank You cards may be cute you could easily drop them for something more generic if you’re looking to save money.

Post # 12
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My definition of keeping the costs low for invites is less than that.  Are they worth more than something you’d have to give up later?  Or can you afford them?  I’m not sure what keeping the price low means to you 🙂

Post # 13
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011


Those are really nice, but for me they are really expensive. They look like they would be really easy to DIY, so that is the route I would go; however, you know what your budget looks like, and if you don’t want to DIY them, then go for it. I just think you could DIY them for a lot less.

Post # 14
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Those are really cute! If it fits in your budget, go for it! If you are looking for a cheaper option see if a design student or local graphic artist could come up with the same thing for less money.


Post # 15
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Those are way cute!  I wouldn’t pay that much, but my budget is only $6,000.  I don’t think that’s too expensive if their worth it for you and in your budget.  They are terrible adorable.

Post # 16
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow mine were WAY cheaper than that.  I got them from AC Moore and used 50% off coupons for each box and it was a lot less.  They were exactly what we were looking for and printed them at home.  They looked professional!  But if you think its important then go for it!

I know how important the invites are but 90% will get thrown away (some even before the wedding) and even if you ask guests at the wedding what the invites were like. most wouldn’t be able to tell you. Again, not that I don’t think they’re imporrtant since its the first impression of you two and the wedding but keep in mind your own budget you set.  buy smart.

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