(Closed) Wedding Invitation – how much did/ would you spend?

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Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We lucked out and got two of the “$200-worth of merchandise for $100” vouchers from gilt for minted.com.  To get the number of invites we need, we paid $90 more (including shipping and everything).  Our invites are the minted minibook pop of color invites (pictured below), so everything is included- invite, reception info, accommodations, travel, and rsvp info.  

We’re doing online rsvp & I’m printing up a lil rsvp card for the 15 or so invites that aren’t interneet savvy on paper I already have, to go with envelopes I already have.  I will use the free minted envelopes for thank you cards (I already have the cards) or to mail wedding info packs and I’ll buy paper source envelopes in our colors to use for the invites instead.

Thanks to a bee posting about that gilt deal, we’re getting our 140 color, pro minibook invites that show our engagement pics for $290.  That’s almost $2 each.  saved me from the pain of attempting to diy minibooks (which I really wanted for our destination wedding)

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

@Zzwei:  We are doing a basic invite with envelope. Our RSVP, Directions and any important information about our wedding will be posted to our wedding website where we can keep track of who is coming electronically. Just easier for us! Saves us on postage for RSVP cards and any other cards that don’t need to be printed for everyone! We are all for technology and for keeping our cost down. Our website is built through http://www.mywedding.com and I haven’t started it yet 

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Zzwei:  we did the full set – pocketfolds, invites, RSVP’s, RSVP envelopes, belly bands and monograms. I think we spent about $300 for 100 invitations and RSVP’s

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We are making ours at home. After cost of the supplies, ink, and stamps, we’re looking at less than $3 per person. This was my very first mock up (ignore the white on the red). We’ll be using thick metallic red cardstock for the backing, pearly ivory paper for the printed part, and we’ll be sealing it with a wax seal.

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Holy Crap people. Maybe I’m just super frugal and on a budget- but seriously- you guys spent that much money on invites? My best friend had a budget twice mine and still spend just a little more than I did. We paid $90 for all of our invites (140 of them). That includes shipping and all that. We used 2 groupons for vistaprint and have an online RSVP. 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

wow. if you are frugal onceinalifetime, then i am downright CHEAP. 

i totally did evites…..so mine were, well, free. i don’t regret it for a second. i invited approx 100 people to a destination wedding and have already heard back a resounding “no” from most of them. why the heck would i want to spend hundreds of dollars for everyone to tell me they are not coming to my wedding? it seems foolish to me.  they look nice, it’s appropriate…yada yada…i feel like it’s a waste of money, time, and natural resources. I don’t have anything against others who do the traditional paper invites…they just dont make sense to me, and i always lose the ones i get from other people. 

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Zzwei:  Basic invite, $1 per invitation.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ours were just over $4.00 apiece from Invitations by Dawn, and I LOVE them. The cost included invitations, two enclosure cards (one with RSVP info and one with website info), lined inner envelopes, custom color ink, and the fanciest paper upgrade.

We had guests RSVP to an e-mail address we set up just for that purpose. And all the wedding info is on our wedding website, so we didn’t want or need maps.

I made the belly bands myself.

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Vista print all the way! We ordered 250 invitations for about $600-$650 total! It included main invitation, envelope, rsvp + envelope, thank you cards (+envelope) and accommodations card! and then I added a yellow bow on each one! 

Post # 41
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used an art designer off Etsy for ours. We lucked out with a discount and he only charged me what he normally does for paper products with an added $25 design fee for both the Save the Dates and Invites. We got 100 of each for just under $300. I won a $250 giveaway off Style Me Pretty and got our RSVP from another designer that matched beautifully!

 

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Hmm… we spent about $5+ per invitation to our actual ceremony, from an Etsy seller. They came with just RSVP cards and envelopes (and twine, organza, and confetti! so pretty).

We’re having casual family parties after the wedding (immediate family only) and we spent around $3 per invite on Minted. (I really wanted the photo back and the fancy paper, lol.) They don’t have RSVP cards, since they’re just casual parties.

I still remember looking at my parents’ wedding invitation in their album/scrapbook thing when I was growing up. Just seeing their names and my grandparents’ names, and just how sweet it all was meant so much to me–I had to have classic, traditional, beautiful invitations. It was definitely one of my splurges–we spent more on invitations than I did on my dress!

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I found an etsy designer who I like, who charges I think 25 for a hand-written template.  Priced out invites and info cards + envelopes on catprint for $130, so that’s $150 for 100 invites?  We’re doing online RSVPs.  I’m going to check out local printers though, since I’ve seen people say it can be quite a bit cheaper and you get more paper choices.

Post # 45
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I purchased 2 packs of Wilton pocketfold invitations from JoAnn’s and printed them at home.   Invitation, reception card, direction cards with map, and RSVP.  Had 40% off coupons for each pack so they came to about $35 total, plus postage.  People were surprised that they were homemade.  

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We got ours from Wedding Paper Divas – the full set, with 2 inserts. They have a lot of great promotions, so we ended up getting a discount at each stage of ordering (we did matching STDs and labels, thank you cards, etc). All in all I am thinking we’re at about $600 – I couldn’t be happier!

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