Post # 1
I’m just starting to look at a few places (minted.com, wedding paper divas & ann’s bridal bargains to name a few) that sell Save-The-Date Cards and invitations and I’m totally overwhelmed. I really loved a few designs from minted.com, but I was blown away by the pricing. I’d really like to keep the cost of invitations between $150-200 (for 100 or less invites). Is this possible?
I’ve also considered DIY, but neither Fiance or I are very creative or artistic, so we’d probably be better off spending a little extra for a professional look.
So where did you all get your invites from? How much did they cost (if you don’t mind me asking), and is there anything you’d change? Would you purchase again from the same place if you had to do over? Thanks bees!
Post # 4
@stargazer102706: We got our invitations from Vistaprint, and I’m really happy with them. With two separate Groupons plus RetailMeNot’s 50% off magic, we spent less than $70 total for:
> 40 invitations plus matching envelopes with our address pre-printed
> 40 MORE invitations when I realized there was a missing letter (much cursing involved)
> RSVP cards plus matching envelopes with our address pre-printed
> Table number cards
> 100 (I think) escort cards
> 40 Thank you cards with our picture on the back plus matching envelopes blah blah blah
> Shipping twice
Post # 5
@stargazer102706: We got our Save-The-Date Cards and invites from Minted.com and we absolutely loved them.
Here is a picture of the front of our STDS: ($200 for 50)
And then when you open it up, inside was a timeline of our relationship with coordinating pictures.
And our invites: ($200 for 50)
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn
@stargazer102706: If you’re on a budget, I would suggest buying a printable file off of Etsy and then having it printed. You can find a lot of printables here. This is the route we took with our save the dates (step-by-step here). We were appalled at the prices of Save the Dates and had trouble finding one on a website that was both affordable and exactly what we wanted. By working with an Etsy seller, we were able to customize it until it was exactly what we wanted. Then we sent it to Catprint and were able to get it printed on the stock we wanted. The end result was lovely and ended up costing less than $90 for 100.
For the invitations, on the other hand, we kind of lost our minds. I fell in love with some letterpress invitations at a stationary store that ended up costing $600 for 75 invitations. I’m not proud of myself lol. But my parents just picked them up from the stationer yesterday and apparently they are gorgeous, so maybe that will make up for it? Seriously, do as I say, not as I do. I’m already regretting spending that much.
Post # 7
We got our Back Home Reception Invites printed by Wedding Paper Divas… paid aprox $ 135 (ALL In, including Taxes & Shipping) for 70 Invites & 90 Envelopes (20 Extra)
They were perfect, and I was very very pleased with the selection offered (lots of possible themes), the quality, the customer service.
They were also easy to personalize as I liked… and I was able to talk one-on-one with a rep when we ran into a bit of a glitch (they recommended one thing on my text, and I wanted something different due to our circumstances… Elopement & Back Home Reception not being the norm for most folks)
If I had it to do all over again I’d order from them again.
Infact our Thank You Cards / Elopement Announcements came from their sister company / website… Shutterfly.
Hope this helps,
Post # 8
200 invites for $125, but they are diy. bought at partycity. if you order in store at their kiosk you get free shipping, and we had a promo code for like 40$ off 100$ spend( or something like that).
We downloaded the templates online, and spend many many hours playing with ideas. im not very creative either, and it took a little bit to get the creative juices rolling, but looking at others bees invites and googling invites we came up with an awesome design.
Good luck! invites are soo expensive, i hope you can find the best possible deal.
Post # 9
@HisMoon: wow sounds like you ended up w/ a great deal! I will definitely check into groupon & retail me not.
@mylittleviolett: beautiful, I love the stuff I saw on minted. Just a little too pricey for my budget unfortunately 🙁
@FutureMrsWeston: great idea for your Save-The-Date Cards, & they came out awesome. You earned that splurge for your invites 😉
@This Time Round: thanks for the info. WPD is definitely on my list of possibilities
@Jen51287: hmmmm, I never even thought of party city. I will look into them. It really does amaze me how expensive invites can be…