(Closed) Wedding Invitations

posted 6 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

It depends on how fancy you want to go, with the DIY kits at places like Michaels/Target you can get them for anywhere from $0.25-$3.00 per invite, online you can get things a lot fancier to upwards of $7-10 per invite.  

Do you have an idea of what you’re looking for?

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would guess that maybe $3-3.50/4 per invite (invite, envelope, rsvp card, envelope) is about average from what I’ve seen as far as online sites go.  I was looking at sites such as minted, whimsicalprints, aprintablepress, weddingpaperdivas.

You can do cheaper creating your own and having it printed.  Or places like VistaPrint offers groupons that can save you money and you can either choose one of their designs or upload your own.  Overall I think they will range from $2-$8 per invite (including the RSVP card)

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would also add up your guest list to actually see how many invites you need.  Even though you have 200 guests, you obviously don’t need 200 invites since some of these people are married, etc.  Then you can get a more accurate idea.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ChickenNoodle:  how important are the invites?   what is your budget for invites?  as pp mentioned, they could be anywhere from $1-$10 each. 

i guess it also depends on your style and expectations.  this will determine the pricing.  i know a lot of bees have had success with the diy kits and they get them on sale or with a 40-50% off coupon.  a great way to stay within the budget.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When we were planning our wedding we explored several options.  I love paper and stationery so really wanted to do something customized.  I met with an invitation designer and her prices were ~$8 each for something nice but pretty basic to ~$20 each for truly unique designs.  

We made the decision that that was just way too much money to spend on paper so then we went to an invitation store.  Those prices ranged from ~$2 per for something fairly cheap (thin paper etc.) to ~$9 each for some really nice options.  

We thought that was what we were going to choose until I thought I would just check out Target.  I am the last person on earth who wants to DIY. I am not creative or crafty whatsoever.  But Target (and Michaels etc.) have some really nice kits and they are so affordable.  We decided to go with that and they came out so nice.  They were really easy to print out and we received so many compliments on them.  No one would have guessed they were from Target and they were comparable to some of customized designs we saw! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think this is really about personal preference- are you a stationary person who cares a lot about the look/feel of your invites? Or do you just want a nice, simple looking invite? Definitely figure out how many you’ll need, for example we are inviting 180 people but only needed 90 invites.

We spent about $8 per person including the invitation, an “information” enclosure card, the response cards and envelopes, and with ALL the guest addressing printed…and I thought our invitations were gorgeous and we got tons of compliments. On the other hand, weddingpaperdivas and those websites have super nice ones for a bit less. Keep in mind also that if you DIY, you really have to do it all yourself! It took me about 2-3 hours just to fill our envelopes, stamp them and seal them, and ours came printed already. So just some food for thought! Good luck!

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m making them myself. I have all the necessary tools for paperwork and cardstock is in great variety at Michaels. Plus I want to add a lace ribbon…. somewhat similiar to this:

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I haven’t done this yet, but my plan is to get a custom design (I have an idea of how I want it to look, but no photoshop abilities) done on Etsy for a “printable” invitation set. Then I’ll take the design and import it into Vistaprint to get better quality paper/printing than I could do at home.

I’m looking out for groupons, but from my calculatons of what everything costs full price I’m looking at about $3.50 per invitation (including the RSVP card, information card, and envelopes). Plus, I get a totally personalized look, and it will most likely be less than $3 per invitation.

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