Post # 1
For 150 invitations with envelopes, 150 response postcards, 150 two-sided inserts, 250 place/escort cards with names printed on by designer, 200 wedding programs, and 30 table numbers is $1000 reasonable or expensive? Our total wedding budget is approximately $16,000.
How much did everything cost for you?
Post # 3
I’ve DIY-ed everything so far, bringing the cost wayyy down 🙂
Post # 4
I wish we could DIY everything. I’m SO not creative enough!!
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
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
You should add options higher than $1,000 and even $2,000 since this can get really expensive..
Post # 11
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
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
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
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.