(Closed) Wedding invites on a budget?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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7892 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

You could custom design invitation and RSVP postcards that Vistaprint could print. They have a variety of sizes, and it’s even cheaper than their usual wedding invitations I think. They will even sell you inexpensive envelopes for your postcard invitations. As you might already know, they have lots of sales. You can also request a free sample pack to see what their paper quality is like.

Alternatively, we also looked at invitation cardstock templates that you could print on your own printer from amazon. However, you run the risk of ink smudges, and it might not be as customizable.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I got mine from Vistaprint, remember there are ALWAYS coupons online for Vistprint, never pay full price. Also look on Groupon. I think Zazzle has a Groupon right now for invites.

Post # 4
Hostess
8574 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I created all of our paper goods ourselves.. we spent around $600 but that includes all STDs, invites, menus, programs, escort frames, dj request cards, cutesy pictures or anything else that I hand printed out or created.

Also includes postage.

Post # 5
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137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Calamigos Ranch

I bought two Groupon offers to Zazzle.com. I think it was like $29.99 for 75 invites or save the dates. So I bought the two groupons and then ordered both save the dates and invites. They came with free white envelopes. I ended up buying fancier euro flap envelopes for .23 cents each but totally could have saved that money. I needed a wedding website insert so designed them to match the Zazzle save the date template and printed 100 for about $25. So all together I’ve spent about $120 so far. I’ll still need to create RSVP cards for the invitations, but that shouldn’t be bad at all. I’m hoping to come in under $250 or so. FYI: just buy wedding stamps from USPS instead of doing anything custom. Way cheaper and still cute! 

Post # 7
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688 posts
Busy bee

Paperpresentation.com has some good paper, cards, etc. if you can manage the printing!

Post # 8
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Newbee

I spent $75. on 50 invites, envelopes, RSVP cards, thank you cards, and a pack of lables from Vista Print.

Not too bad. They are very customizable.

Also, I did postcards for RSVP and thank you cards. Cheaper to buy and much cheaper postage.

Also, check USPS guidleines to keep postage low.

Post # 9
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Zazzle has a groupon out right now and they AMAZING sales. I did 75 Save the Dates for $28.  I am waiting for the next sale right now to order my wedding invites.

Post # 10
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272 posts
Helper bee

Wedding Paper Divas invites are beautiful and affordable and the web site is very user-friendly. They can send you free samples and the quality is very high- check ’em out!  🙂

Post # 11
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3031 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Are you willing to print your own?

I got a kit from Gartner Studios on clearance. They carry them at michaels & joanns too and you can use their 50% off coupons. They’re usually $40 per 30 so with a coupon you can get them for $20 per 30 invites.  

They have a couple simple kits on clearance right now on their website.

http://www.gartnerstudios.com/shop/black-and-white-oval-invite-kit.html black/white $8 per 50 

http://www.gartnerstudios.com/shop/martha-stewart-gold-invitations-12-ct.html gold $2 per 12

Post # 11
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683 posts
Busy bee

Catprint! The were great for us! Ours were $1.40 each for invites, ravps and thank yous all with envelopes. I custom made mine though. But i think all there prices are very reasonable.

Or you could always go to michaels or something and get the diy packs. I dont know how they work, but they are SOO affordable!!

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

we used vistaprint. my Bridesmaid or Best Man designed my invititation, although i could have done it myself.  and i uploaded the design to vistaprint to print.  it was so cheap and i upgraded every paper to the highest quality.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

hey! I just wanted to put in a shameless plug… I’ve been designing custom invites for the last year, and I wanted to offer to help out! I have a few sample templates, but I really like to customize according to exactly what YOU want… and I can fit it into whatever budget you have. PM me if you’re interested and I can send a few samples over 🙂 

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