I used C&P and got my final lump shipment yesterday. A friend gifted the design work. INCLUDING postage (.64cent stamp+44 cent RSVP stamp), they came out of about $5/each.
That said, I didn’t skimp or DIY much of anyting…here’s what was included in that cost: Pocketfold, custom print invitation already mounted on invitation mat, Tall Information card (custom cut and print), RSVP card (custom cut and print), RSVP envelope, outer envelope, belly band (custom cut and print), and custom print monogram already mounted on monogram mat.
Here’s what remained to do: tacky spray invitation mat to pocketfold, put info card, RSVP and RSVP envelope in pockets, label/stamp RSVP and outer envelopes, fold and glue belly band, tacky spray monogram to belly band, put around pocketfold.
There are some shortcuts I know of now (use own ribbon as belly band, RSVP postcard only, etc) that could’ve saved perhaps up to another $1. There are other huge cuts you can make (do your own printing, all own mounting, cutting, etc) but at that point it becomes a complete DIY and not much about the place you ordered your paper from.
I’m happy with the end result b/c a similar product here can run $10-11+ (depending on location)…the lower priced Etsy ones tend not to include all the extras like info cards, mats, etc and I’m unsure of their paper sourcing. etc. They also start around $6 and would at least be $7 including postage.
I’d say I saved about 50% on a professional looking, high quality invite. I’d recommend it if that’s what you’re looking for. If you’re looking at money alone, there are a lot of cheaper invites you can do.