(Closed) TELL ME ABOUT YOUR INVITES! Cost, quantity, vendor? (Pics welcome!!)

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I made mine. I took 12×12 pieces of decorative paper and cut them into 4×6 cards, printed the invite wording onto them with our printer, and then glued a strip of ribbon on it. Then I stuck two gems and a pearl onto the ribbon and my husband and I made a heart print with our thumbs. I don’t feel like editing them, so I’m not going to post them lol. But it cost like $15 for 20.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t remember my total cost, but I ordered 200 invitations, RSVP cards, information inserts, place cards, as well as envelopes for everything from Vistaprint.  My mom had a bomb-diggity coupon so I saved boatloads.

I also went and added ribbon as a belly band & purchased additional outer envelopes.

Here’s a pic of the invitations:

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

Our invites were from Wedding Paper Divas. They cost $136.43 (including tax and shipping) for 20 invites, so ~$6.82 each. I had 1 RVSP card and 1 enclosure card, had them print my address on the RSVP envelopes and opted for inner envelopes with an upgraded lining.

Here’s what the main invite looked like:

Post # 6
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731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m making mine. I think it’s going to be about $350 for invites, RSVP cards, save the dates, programs, placecards, and escort cards. We’re sending 158 invites, and around 60 Save the dates (for out-of-town ppl only), and the total guest list is 212 people.

I ordered envelopes and cardstock from cutcardstock.com, and some cardstock and patterned paper from paperandmore.com. I ordered ribbon from papermart.com (along with a whole bunch of other wedding stuff), and I’m watercoloring the design to scan and fiddle with on the computer. In the $350 price, I included what it would cost to print the invites from Vistaprint, which was about $50. We bought a few groupons from Vistaprint to cover the printing costs. 🙂 No pix yet, though! still in the painting process!

EDIT: In the $350, I also included stamps!! don’t forget to budget for stamps, ladies, because they’re so expensive now especially if you have a large guest list!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Making mine. Ordered about $150 worth of pocketfolds, colored paper and envelopes from papercircle.ca. I might use catprint.com to do the white inserts or end up printing them myself and doing all that cutting. If I get them done its about another $150. 

And that is for 100 invitations. 

Post # 9
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11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

We ordered ours through our wedding planner. Everything was custom and it was really fun process. I would never have had the patience to put it all together myself! We paid about $800 for 100 invitations, not including postage of course. We also paid for a calligrapher as well that isn’t included in that price. These are terrible photos and you don’t see the shimmer very well but you get the idea.

 

Post # 10
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613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine will be purchased through Etsy; Seller ParchmentPosies. Paying $277.50. for 75 Invitations and response cards. Will be adding Friday next to our date. But here’s the general idea. 

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Mine came from Etsy.  They ended up being somewhere in the $6.00 per piece range.  I only ordered 20, so it wasn’t a huge deal.  If I needed more than that then I probably would have DIYed them.  Here’s the picture from the listing on Etsy.  I added a stamp on the right side of the pocketfold:

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I designed ours, and got them printed through ca.Catprint.com (Catprint’s Canadian counterpart). For 50 invites with 5 pieces each (invite, RSVP, accommodation card, reception card, and information card) it was about $90 (with shipping) if I remember correctly. I bought envelopes and belly bands from Paper-garden.ca for about $40, and did the monograms and address labels at home.


Post # 14
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1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our invitations were designed and letterpressed by Mae Mae Paperie. I found them on a 100 Layer Cake flash sale, and purchased them for the sale price of $1000 for 100 invitations. We paid an extra $250 to have gold leaf accents added, which are not in the picture. They were amazing quality, and I can’t believe how many compliments we received! To be honest, I splurged for my own satisfaction, and didn’t expect people to really pay them much attention. They really came out beautifully, though!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Here are mine, I put more details in this thread. For 135 invitations, supplies were about $250, and postage will be another 85 cents per invitation, coming out to a total of $2.70 per invitation. The weight on the postage would make it 65 cents, but the pocketfold plus all the matting makes them very stiff and subject to a 85 cent non-machinable surcharge. May depend on your post office.

Pocketfolds, gray paper, patterned paper, and envelopes are all from Cards & Pockets. Colors are Sparkling Merlot and Dark Gray. I ordered bulk paper in stock sizes and am cutting the pieces (matting, belly band, etc) myself, that saved a ton of money over ordering them pre-cut. I have a great paper trimmer and plenty of time to do it. All the printed pieces were printed on a high-quality laser printer on 110# bright white cardstock, designed by me in InDesign. RSVPs are all electronic or phone, so no RSVP envelope or postage needed.

Outside of the gray envelopes will be hand-addressed using a white gel pen. I will probably try to run them through the printer to put a return address on the back flap in black, or possibly use a well-designed matching sticker. I don’t plan to send these out until the 3rd week in January (right before postage rates go up!).

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I DIY’d my invites. It cost $40 for 120 invites from Michael’s. I’m proud I did them for so cheap and they turned out great!

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