Post # 1
I just got my quote for wedding invitations and I wanted a few opinions on how I can shave the costs a little bit. I got the quote for everything I really want. For 100 invites it comes to a little over $1200.
- 5×7 gold foil letterpress with blind debossing texture added
- 4.5 x 6.25 gold foil letterpress accommodations card
- 3.5 x 4.875 gold foil letterpress reply card
While I was hoping to stay around $800 or less, for the invites considering we still have to order menu cards, signage, printed envelopes, etc. Do you think its odd if I only got the main invite in gold foil letterpress and blind debossing and got the other 2 cards in regular gold foil (no stamping)? It would greatly lower the costs, not sure by how much. Any bees have any other ideas to get the look that I’m going for a little cheaper?
Post # 2
I don’t think many people would notice if you didn’t do the letterpress and debossing on all the paper, especially if you just do regular gold foil for the other pieces. I also hate to say this because I’m a designer and lover of paper but honestly people don’t pay as much attention to them as you do and most of them just end up in the trash. Save yourself the money and just use regular foil on everything except the invite.
Post # 3
I’m not even sure what some of that stuff is lol, but all I know is we originally set our template up with the WORKS…the thin little see through paper, the wrap that goes around it, the fancy paper, etc. It was CRAZY expensive. We ended up settling on lesser quality cardstock, and just did a trifold with an info card and rsvp card. Way more betta 😛
Nobody will notice, as they won’t have the alternate to compare to. And really, I’ve received postcards that served as wedding invites and it was still just as lovely, and worked great.
Don’t bust your budget on something that 90% of people will throw away.
Post # 4
Our invites and RSVP cards are letterpress. I think we could have saved money on the RSVPs by just flat printing them on the same type of cardstock.