(Closed) What's your budget for invites? Need help choosing vendors!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

We spent about $8.00 per invitation and ours were completely customized down to the paper, fonts, size and ink color.

We also had the names of each guest added to the chandelier tab (shown blank).

I thnk $3.00 is entirely doable if you are willing to cut back on some customizations and/or DIY.

Post # 5
Member
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Minted has some really cute invites for about $2.50-3.50 each. I think that $3 per invite is definitely a reasonable budget, especially if you don’t want anything fancy with tons of pockets or fuss.

Post # 6
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1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I can’t post pictures from my phone, but I was really proud of our invites! Invitation, directions/travel info card, and response card on kraft and ivory cardstock. Custom art from etsy, paper and envelopes from French Paper Co., printing at Costco, and bakers twine for about $1.80 each not including postage/return postage. Check out etsy for sure! I knew I wanted someone to do the art for us to print, but there are tons that will print for you too.

Post # 7
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

We are working with a local printer and paying less than $1 per invitation by using only black ink (on beautiful colored paper). We used our own design and hand drawings for the artwork.

Post # 8
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1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine are entirely custom and we are paying $5.75 each. That includes a flat invitation, pocket for invite,  large envelope with printed calligraphy, rsvp card with printed calligraphy, direction card, and an envelope liner. The girl I am working with only started her company a year ago so the prices are still good! If I were to get mine elsewhere they definitely would have been more expensive. I will be able to see a tangible proof in a few weeks – I can email you the final results if you PM me your email address.

Post # 11
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478 posts
Helper bee

I did my save the dates (50 count) and invitations + rsvp cards (70 each) for a total of about $110, and they came with the envelopes.  They are both on color stock, the invitations on glossy stock.  I did them at vistaprint.com .  But ours didn’t have all the components that others’ had, no interestingly-foldng envelopes, just the invitation and rsvp card.

They were these:

http://www.vistaprint.com/vp/ns/studio3.aspx?pf_id=A42&combo=390706.142.1.358966|358966|137|0&uei=307402&icparts=yes&ag=true&combo_id=332533&referer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.vistaprint.com%2fsearch%2ftree-wedding-invitation.aspx%3frt%3d7&rd=1

and I found a 50% coupon online for the whole purchase.

Post # 14
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1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Also, I used Shutterfly for my save the dates – they came out beautifully. We spent about $130 for 100 of them – but they went on sale after we purchased them!

Post # 15
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478 posts
Helper bee

@julyweddinglovebirds:  I don’t have a directions card, only because people are coming from so many places, I wasn’t really sure what to put on the card.  But those things have the option of adding a map to the back of the card for a very low price.  Instead, I just put the wedding website on the back that said directions and accommodation info could be found at that site.  But if you wanted to add directions card, I doubt you’d pay more than 60 cents for each once you use one of the many online coupons.  They have a whole series of matching products for each design, so you can choose invitations, rsvp cards, save the dates, direction cards, thank you notes, labels and everything to match.

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