(Closed) Wedding Invitations… How much are you spending?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which would you use for invites? In a rush....
    Vistaprint : (23 votes)
    35 %
    Zazzle : (8 votes)
    12 %
    Michael's CUSTOM Invitations (NOT the DIY kits) : (11 votes)
    17 %
    Other.. Explain Below. : (23 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 4
    Hostess
    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m a designer so I’m doing my own stationary, but I’m ordering everything off of CatPrint. I haven’t priced everything out just yet, but for just the invites on super thick shimmer card stock, it’ll be $59. Considering that I’m getting 64 8.5×11 pages (2 5×7 invites on each page), that’s not bad at all. 

    Have you checked out Cards and POckets? They’re one of my favorite websites that I suggest to all of my clients who are DIYing the invites themselves. But CatPrint is the way to go for the actual printing. VistaPrint I used for our Save-The-Date Cards, but I really don’t like the quality of their stuff. 

    Michaels invites, I advise against. I’ve done the text on more than one of those templates, and they still wind up messed up. Not on my end, but something about the quality of their template is not exact. It doesn’t allow for designs or anything on the actual invite, so they may overlap. Honestly, you’re better off designing them yourself or having someone design them for you. 

    This is the design that I have for our invites (ignore the crop marks). 

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I just posted about this, I spent 150.00 for custom invites, envelopes, rsvp’s and envelopes. The invites have lined envelopes too. I’m going to see how it looks in person, if I decide to emblish anything on my own. I hear you though. I DO NOT WANT to DIY on anything more than I have to.

     

    The funnny thing is IRL outside of wedding planning I’m always creating/making/decorating.

     

    I used minted, but I was looking at paper source. Which was much cheaper and have more variety, and let you customize only so you could see what it  would look like first.

     

     

    good luck

     

     

    here’s a link to mine

     

    http://www.minted.com/product/wedding-invitations/MIN-SBK-INV/story-book

     

     

    and here’s a link to papersource

    http://www.paper-source.com/

    Post # 7
    Member
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @Brooklyn55:  just saw that you are getting 100 invites, sorry:( I only ordered 25.

    Post # 8
    Member
    946 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    About $500-600 for 80 invites (inviting 160)

    Post # 10
    Member
    280 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I got a giltcity special for $200 worth of stuff on minted.com for $100. Ordered 100 invites there. I’m not getting any inserts or anything, though; I’m directing people to the wedding website to RSVP and find more details. We’ll make phone calls to the 3 people who are not online.

    Post # 11
    Member
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We used Magnet Street.  I liked that you could pick different font colors.  They were shipped 8 days after we ordered them online.  If you sign up for their emails you can get a promo code to help reduce the cost.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2470 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Hmmm… I don’t remember what our invitations *only* cost, but I know our *total* for outer envelopes, inner envelopes, the invitation itself, the RSVP card, RSVP envelope, and extra insert card with our wedding website and a blurb about our ‘unplugged’ ceremony was $990. (100 invitations and then I think 125 of everything else in case of accidents.)

    This is what they looked like:

    Would you be able to stick to budget if you did the Michael’s pocket folds and then made insert cards with a matching font and paper through Vista Print to save money?

    Post # 13
    Member
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Wow You all spent WAY less than I did:( I spent $300 for 100 invites, envelopes and reply cards. I went to a place here in town called Michelle’s. I was having a VERY hard time with deciding and was being really picky so I went with simple and elegant.

    Post # 14
    Member
    31 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would go with the Zazzle ones. They are having a 50% off sale on all invitations until Friday. Have you thought of customizing a different, fancier design to fit your colors? I didn’t realize you could do that until I started messing around with the site. I loved the design on the place cards I bought, but completely changed the colors to match my wedding. I’ve also bought my save the dates, invites, RSVP cards, reception insert and envelopes from Zazzle on 60% off sale and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of all them. I was very worried, but they are absolutely beautiful. I’m having a destination wedding though and only ordered 35 of the cards and 50 envelopes. I think I spent $150 on all of that including my save the dates. These are the ones we chose:

     

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    I am going with zazzle. They have beautiful “Starry Night” invites and even an envelope to match. Plus, for 100 invites, I think they are a pretty great price! I am doing the invites, a response card that isn’t ACTUALLY a response card (it’ll be an info card, because I’m having people RSVP online and go to my website for more info) and the envelopes for I think $279. And then add on the price of stamps, of course. I’m going pretty simple for my invites too. It’s one of the places that I, personally, am willing to cut the corners on to save for other areas of the wedding. I mean, I know that I myself appreciate a beautiful invitation, but I also know that I have never “turned my nose up” at a simple invite either!!!

    Post # 16
    Member
    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I spent $73 for 80 invites, 90 envelopes, 150 return address labels and 80 envelope seals. Thank god for vista print! We went simple. Printed on both sides and skipped reply cards. 

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