Post # 1
Just emailed a lady who has gorgeous invites. Her prices were out of my price range but she said that she can design the invites for me to print out myself at half the price.
Just wondering who has done this and how much it cost on top of what you paid for the design (if you don’t mind sharing that too, that would be great!)
Did you feel the savings were worth the extra work you had to put into it to get a professional look to the invites?
Post # 3
My brother, who is a graphic designer, designed our invites and then we had them printed at FedEx/Kinkos on high-quality stock. I think printing was a couple hundred dollars because we had several pieces to print and cut, and 170 invitation suites to mail.
Post # 4
I purchased my invites from downloadandprint.com, I was able to completely customize the template that I downloaded without having to build it from the ground up.
I modified somethings, like purchasing pre-made pocketfolds and bellybands but printed all of the “insides” on our home printer. I think all told for ~100 invitations it has cost us around $250 which includes paper to print on, pre-made pieces and envelope liners.
I couldn’t be happier with them, I think they look great!
Post # 5
Maybe she can design the file for you to print at online printer like vistaprint or catprint.
Post # 6
I printed a custom-designed layout onto 300lb letterpressed cardstock from Paper-Source, using my home computer/printer (with rear direct-feed). It cost me under $100 for seventy 5×7 invites, 4-bar response cards and envelopes for both. My printer shows that I used less than 1/8 of the ink…so under $10 for ink.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Half seems pretty expensive, just for the design!
Printing will cost you a ton, too.
If her invites were only like 100 dollars then 50 would be reasonable for the design… but if there like 600 dollars, then 300 for the design is really expensive. I wouldn’t pay more than 150 – maybe 200 for the design of an invite.
Post # 8
Thank you guys so much! So based on what was said here I think I’ll pass. I found some really cute invites on Etsy that I think I’ll go with instead.
Post # 9
i’m currently debating between ordering invitations from myweddingpaper.com (using the macy’s registry 30% off discount) OR purchasing a digital design from etsy.com and using catprint.com to print. if we go the etsy route, we will definitely purchase from catprint.com, as i’ve researched different online printers, and catprint.com seems the most user-friendly and economical. also, catprint’s been recommended by other weddingbee forum users. i will post an update on our experience!