- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
Last fall I posted our “Oregon Trail” themed Save the Dates (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-oregon-trail-inspired-save-the-date). We didn’t quite keep that theme up with our invitations (I didn’t want to be *too* hokey) but we’re definitely staying with the Oregon theme. We’ve already sent them out, so can’t do any edits (although I did spot one typo in the address listed on the BBQ card that my graphic designer never fixed… Oh well! It’s small – which is why I never noticed it on the 3 subsequent edits she did!).
The BBQ and Details cards were printed on one card, so they are back-to-back.
The designing of the invitation was a gift from my bridesmaid, a graphic designer
Printing the paper for 120 invitations was $350 at Kinkos. However, we had an error in our first round of invitations so I had to do them TWICE. So it was actually more expensive than it should be. And there was still that small typo. But honestly? What can you do? She’s not a professional wedding invitation designer, and this was on top of her full-time job. Errors were bound to happen.
Envelopes for the invitation and RSVPs were purchased at AI Friedman, which is an NYC-area store similar to Michaels. They were $230. We bought extra for the inevitable mistakes!
We bought silver pens to address the envelopes by hand, which cost about $10.
Stamps cost $88, for both the envelopes and the RSVP card.
Total cost was $1,095, but it *would* have been $745 if we hadn’t had to reprint everything. Sigh.
Not budget, but but definitely cheaper than getting them professionally done.