(Closed) Stationery Cost

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How much did/will you spend TOTAL on your wedding paper needs?
    $250-$500 : (11 votes)
    38 %
    $500-$750 : (4 votes)
    14 %
    $750-$1000 : (4 votes)
    14 %
    $1000-$1500 : (5 votes)
    17 %
    $1500-$2000 : (2 votes)
    7 %
    $2000+ : (3 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    1057 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’ve DIY-ed everything so far, bringing the cost wayyy down 🙂

    Post # 5
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    1820 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I ordered everything off my weddingpaperdivas.com (which I LOVED, btw – I had great experiences with them) and paid about $300 for everything.

    Post # 6
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    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My paper costs work out to about 3% of my budget. I understand not wanting to DIY invites but table numbers are much easier. Also, do you NEED programs? I decided to skip them. There are ways to bring it down even if you’re not super crafty.

    Post # 7
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I spent $850 my invites though were quite expensive at $8.50 a piece. I only needed 60 of them and so I splurged.  Don’t forget to include postage in your budgeting.  I spent $200 just in postage.

    Post # 8
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    that’s reasonable. you could definitely find cheaper if you need to cut costs, but $1000 for all of that really isn’t exorbitant.

    Post # 9
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    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    What type of printing is it?  For the amount you are ordering it doesn’t sound awful.  We ordered 75 invites, response cards, one insert for Welcome Party, place cards and table numbers for just under $1000 but we went with thermography for the printing.  Our Save-The-Date Cards were flat printing.  All of the things together put our stationery budget over $1000 (but similar to the other poster, was 3% of our overall budget).  We DIY our programs and some other paper products. 

    Post # 10
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    You should add options higher than $1,000 and even $2,000 since this can get really expensive..

    Post # 11
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We spent a little over $400 for 130 invitations, RSVP cards, information cards and brown envelopes. The RSVP postcards were prestamped. We only ended up sending about 110 invitations and getting stamps for all of that. In addition we had programs that I DIYed so I spent about $30 total on the cardstock, tongue depressors, hot glue and double stick tape. I also DIYed our itinerary and directions cards for our Out of Town bags that I just used cardstock for and printed on our home printer. I would say total it was approx $500

    Post # 12
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    A little over $2000…maybe about $2300. Invitations/RSVP cards were about $1800 and menus and placecards were about $300. Save-The-Date Cards were about $200.

    Post # 13
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    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We ordered our invitations from Etsy.  Our package includes 150 invitations with lined envelopes, reception cards, thank you notes, and RSVP postcards for $550.  She’s also including an image file of any graphics she’s using so we can DIY the rest (programs, seating cards, etc).  I’d say it ends up around $800 when it’s all said and done.

    Post # 14
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    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    You need a less then $250 option!!  The only way we were close to $250 is if you add in the cost of stamps.  

    We DIY’d everything:

    Invites – Kit from Michaels, 90 invites for $60 (included invite plus embellishments, RSVP card, directions card, seal, and envelopes for both)

    STD’s – $35 from ebay for 75 magnet picture STD’s

    Programs – $8 … I designed and printed the whole thing on my own.

    Guestbook pages – $20 … the expensive part of this was that the pages I printed them on were 8×8 refill pages with page protectors that could be added to an 8×8 album which I already had.

    Photoshare cards – $4 for 40 of them.  This was a very simple invitation kit from Michaels that I chose to make into the photoshare cards.

    Table name cards – free since I used paper from the assorted stack I got for the program covers.

    Maybe add in another $40-45 for ink/printer paper used.

     

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