Post # 1
Where did you order them, how much did they cost total, and how many did you order? Or, how much each?
If you post pics of your invites or the invite template you get extra points!
I’m leaning towards this one from minted:
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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 # 8
@Pinkmoon: that looks awesome! did you get inspiration/instructions for it somewhere, or did you wing it?
Post # 9
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
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
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
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 # 13
Wow! These all look great. Definitely loving the pocket folds and DIY invites. You’ve all inspired me to make my own… I’ve been searching DIY invites for the last hour!
Post # 14
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
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
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!