(Closed) Non-DIY Invite cost

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: For those brides who are not DIY'ing your own invites, what's your budget and invite of choice?
    up to $500 : (14 votes)
    39 %
    $501 - $750 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    $751 - $1,000 : (3 votes)
    8 %
    $1,001 - $1,500 : (4 votes)
    11 %
    more than $1,500 (please explain below) : (3 votes)
    8 %
    Letterpress : (7 votes)
    19 %
    Engraved : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Embossed : (0 votes)
    Thermography : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would check out some prices on etsy.com.  I love letterpress but is was no where near my budget.

    Post # 4
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    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We ordered 125 Carlson Craft invitations from a local paperie, with thermographic printing (I initially also wanted letterpress, but found thermographic would suit me just fine). They included the invitation, reception card, response card, and outer envelope for around $450. I thought it was a great price, and they looked great. Here is a picture of a sample invite of the ones we ordered I found online (the black part is also textured):

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    Post # 5
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    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m thinking we are going to have to go with thermography to stay within a reasonable budget.  I’m budgeting $600 for 75 invites, response cards, information cards and outer envelope.  We will also pay $1/envelope for calligraphy and for postage, which isn’t included in the $600 budget.  $600 is still a lot of money, but I really want the added texture of either letterpress or thermography, but don’t think I can work letterpress out for under $700-1000.

    Post # 7
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    5784 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    A better poll would have been cost per invite. Mine were $600 but I only needed 75, 125 would have been $1000. The best advice I have is to really think about your must haves. I was set on a pocketfold invite with multiple inserts so letterpress had to go. If I was ok with one color printing and a simpler design I probably could have swung letterpress. In the end I did feel like I got exactly what I wanted.

    I second checking out Etsy, I love this shop in particular

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/LetterpressLight?ref=seller_info

    Post # 8
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I got my non DIY invites from Mr. Boddington! I have to take a pic and post them one day, they were FABULOUS!!!

    Post # 9
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    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I didn’t know if it was appropriate for me to call my invited non-diy because i am diy-ing a lot of it. but i found some great affordable letterpress options if you have design skills or know someone with design skills http://mercuriobrothers.com/ is super afforable.

    If you don’t have design skills Parkerlife Press is fairly affordable and offereing 10% off through the month of Novmeber. With one free hour of design for every $250 you spend.

    Good luck!

    Post # 10
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    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would also recommend looking at etsy.  then asking for quotes!

    Post # 11
    Member
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Your poll should have prices per invitation. I can’t vote accurately, because we sent out 1,750 invitations.

    Post # 12
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I also fell in love with letterpress. We ended up spending about $1700 on 115 letterpressed custom designed invitations. Expensive, yes, but worth it to us–we loved them.

    Post # 13
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    659 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I spent about $650 for my Etsy invite suite – pocketfold invite with invite, RSVP w/ addressed envelope, info card, thank you notes w/ envelopes and wrap around labels that she addressed with my invitees info and our return address info.  I also just spend $20 with the same vendor for a digital copy of our program.

    For the amount of customer service, the level of detail and quality I received, it’s a bargin. 

    I got them from littlesparkcreations on etsy and I love her – she’s fantastic.  I’m going to order stickers for our favors and a digital copy of our menu once the menu’s picked out.  I HIGHLY recommend Lucy from littlesparkcreations without one hesitation!

    Post # 14
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    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    the aerialist press. . .great affordable letterpress and wonderful to work with! $1000 for 175 invites, RSVP cards, a directions card, and RSVP envelopes. let me tell you, i did not find that price ANYWHERE else for letter press–and they are gorgeous!

    Post # 16
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    659 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I posted a thread on the result of our invites (I forgot to ad that we also had belly bands made).  When I finish our programs, I’ll post them, too. They were made and shipped within about 10 days, which was awesome and truly unexpected! 

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