(Closed) MISS BUBBLEGUM (and DIY invite makers): approximate cost of DIY invitations?

posted 12 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
378 posts
Helper bee

I completely and utterly ripped off Mrs. Hibiscus and mine are coming out to about $2.70 an invite (before stupid postage). Cards and pockets (cardsandpocketstore.com) have lowered their prices a little bit (.98 per pocketfold down from $1.00 and .26 per silver invite mat down from .45), so that helped me. I also got my own paper and am doing RSVP postcards, so that’s helping keep the cost down too.

Post # 4
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

i did mine all from paper source, and they came out to about $1.25, including postage/photo print… i didn’t make many invites (around 75) so i didn’t mind cutting everything myself. that saved me a LOT, as i just bought 8.5 x 11 paper in bulk. 🙂

Post # 5
31 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

I bought cardstock for $0.99 per 12"x12" sheet and I can cut 3 invites from one sheet (they fit into a 4"x11" envelope). Of course, I’m layering three colors so three times as expensive, but I’m not doing RSVP cards/envelopes so it evens out (it’s a destination wedding). Originally I also wanted to do one with a pocket or fold but found out the hard way that it’s not easy to make a clean fold yourself, and I couldn’t justify paying a stationery company $75 just to fold some paper. Good luck!

Post # 6
9 posts

I took DIY a step further and actually made my own paper. It’s a super super simple thing to do, my Maid/Matron of Honor and I spent 4 hours and made enough paper for 100 invitations. With the cost of supplies, vellum paper, wax seal, envelopes and ribbons my Invites are about $0.50 each.

Post # 7
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My DIY invites cost roughly $2 – $2.25 each to make. When I looked at ordering them from any random site the price was about $7-$9 EACH! SO I’ve saved quite a bit of money!

I bought my paper in packs of 100 sheets for about $16, which saved me a great deal as Stardream per sheet can be .89-$1.99 each!  

Did my own printing and designing.

I’m really happy with the outcome and with the price!

Post # 8
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I made pocket folders out of 8.5×11 paper, and printed all of my inserts at home. I spent about $50 on all of the paper I needed for everything I was going to have printed (STD, Invites, Programs and more) and about another $10 in adhesives for the invites. I made about 50, and I know they came out to less then $1 each before postage and weigh just under 2oz.

Post # 9
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

My DIY pocketfold invites were about $3.40 each not including postage.  With postage, it’s more like $4.40.  I had a 5×7 pocketfold, with a pearl white cardstock invitation on a bronze metallic cardstock backing, on the cranberry cardstock.  There were three inserts – Directions, Accomodations, and RSVP card all in pearl white cardstock.  The front tag was pearl white metallic card stock on bronze metallic backing, and I made a personalized tag tied of bronze metallic card stock with guests’s names written in white, attached with pink embroidery floss to the front tag. 

Pearl white metallic paper, bronze metallic paper, RSVP envelopes, and regular bronze metallic envelopes from http://www.paperandmore.com were about $150 for 100 invitations.  Pocketfolds from http://www.cardsandpockets.com were $1.50 each for the cranberry metallic vertigo pocketfolds, so that’s $150 plus $15 for taxes and shipping.  ATG framing tape was about $6, hole puncher was $6, embroidery floss was $1, and about $10 worth of ribbon from http://www.ribbonfactory.com. 

 I already had white pens to use for addressing, a return address embosser, paper cutter, and I did my own printing as well.  So I did not factor those into the costs. 

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