Kemmie
VIP May 2015

How much did you spend on invites?

Kemmie, on November 28, 2014 at 12:18 PM Posted in Planning 0 68
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I'm trying to make the most of black friday and buy our invites. I'm debating about going with vistaprint for invites and spending $80 on invites that I'm meh about or going with basic invite and spending $200 on invites I really like.

I'm hoping seeing the amounts you all spent will snap me back to reality to go for the more economic route.

ETA From VP I would get 100 invites and 100 RSVP card

from basic invite 100 trifold invites with the last panel perforated and designed as an RSVP to be removed and sent back.

Also I found out I can't use my groupon in conjunction with the black friday deals for VP so I'll actually spend $130 vs $200 at basic invite.

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  • KaylaP
    VIP September 2014
    KaylaP ·
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    Too much. I spent like $500. I regret it haha!

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  • Matt & Stephanie
    Dedicated June 2015
    Matt & Stephanie ·
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    $230 for 83..They were send and seals from www.invitationsbydawn.com

    I love them but wish I could've found cheaper ones!!!

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  • Ostrich
    Master April 2016
    Ostrich ·
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    This is the painful one- I'm about to spend $600 for about 180 invites and response cards. I refuse to believe beautiful invites have to be that much. I'm justifying it by saying this is what sets the tone for your wedding (probably not what you wanted to hear to spend more economically but it's what I feel!)

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  • Vanessa_DW
    Expert June 2015
    Vanessa_DW ·
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    Around $600 for 120 invites, rsvp cards, enclosure cards and outer envelope only. Not my finest moment. To be fair - we ordered a lot of samples from different places and these were by far our favourite... I still cringe when I think of it though...

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  • Silan
    Master April 2015
    Silan ·
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    I made mine myself, so it's a bit skewed. For 50 invites, pockets, rsvp cards, photo collage, envelopes and address labels I spent just under $50. The paper was the cheapest part. Address labels and envelopes were $15, and I got the envelopes on sale with a coupon.

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  • .
    Master October 2013
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    We spent about $140, not including postage. We invited 92 people (I think?) but most were couples so we ordered 65 so we had extras. That includes invitations (standard 5x7 card) and RSVP cards. Standard postage as they were a normal size/weight. We used Zazzle and they were awesome.

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  • Kerri
    Expert April 2015
    Kerri ·
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    We are spending $150 for 50 invites and all of the addressing to be done as well. Since we have been engaged I've been paying more attention to invites when I see them for other weddings. Honestly they all look nice. I personally don't think they are worth spending a ton of money on. Good idea waiting for Black Friday- it didn't even cross my mind!

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  • T-Rex
    Master August 2013
    T-Rex ·
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    We spent maybe $100 from Vistaprint. Totally worth it; most people throw the invitations away anyways.

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  • L
    Master February 2015
    LetItSnow ·
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    My goal was less than $2 per invite after all costs (except for stamps) were included. My invites turned out nice. There are some beautiful invites out there but almost nobody keeps them or remembers them so to me I couldn't justify the cost.

    Don't forget you don't need an invite per person, just per household so that could cut your numbers down a bit. Don't forget to include a few extras just in case.

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  • MissJessica
    VIP August 2015
    MissJessica ·
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    I think I am going to end up buying some from Zazzle for about $100 for 100. I'm doing online RSVPs so I will need a rsvp card but then we won't need postage.

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  • B
    Master December 2015
    BunnyLove ·
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    175 invitations/RSVP's, postage included: $500.00 (rounded up)

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  • Ashley MinnieLove
    Super September 2018
    Ashley MinnieLove ·
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    Im on Vista print right now. I have been hesitating to click check out. I wanted to atleast get a 40 pack for now and save some money and purchase the rest on the next sale when I have more to spend. I would say go with the money saving one.

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  • KarenM
    Master November 2014
    KarenM ·
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    I designed my own and had them printed up at a local printer. Total cost was $150 for invites, reception cards, welcome party cards, RSVPs, RSVP envelopes, and inner and outer envelopes. The quality was meh, but it didn't seem to stop people from coming.

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  • S
    Super September 2015
    stephybear84 ·
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    Less then $100 for 120 but I used michaels coupons and am doing most of the work myself. But I splurged on the std's so it balances in the end.

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  • kaylarae
    Master April 2015
    kaylarae ·
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    We bought a groupon for a vista print voucher $50 for $100 worth of product. We had a shop on etsy design them with an engagement photo for $12 ... So we spent $62 dollars and they are gorgeous - that price doesn't include RSVP card but making them myself so add $10

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  • Abbiell
    VIP October 2013
    Abbiell ·
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    I used 2 $70 groupons that I paid $17 each for. That got us all of our invitations, thank you cards, insert cards, shower invitations, menus, kids coloring pages/activity books, eye spy games and wedding wish cards. We honestly had to figure out how to spend that much. but that was back in the day when VP let you combine groupons, coupons and online codes to basically get shit for free. Those were the days.

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  • Abbiell
    VIP October 2013
    Abbiell ·
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    I should mention though that we only needed about 40 invitations and only had 77 guests. I'm sure if we had had 150-200 people that money wouldn't have gone as far.

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  • annakay511
    Master July 2015
    annakay511 ·
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    I really wanted the invitations in the pocket folds but then I snapped into reality and realized that people end up throwing these in the trash. Yes, they hang on the fridge for awhile, and the might even bring them to the wedding for directions, but ultimately they will be trashed. Only me and my mom will keep a copy haha. So, I decided invites was a great area where I could cut some costs for my apx. 150 person wedding.

    I ordered mine from Vistaprint last week when they first published their pre-Black Friday sale 60% off. I got 90 invites, RSVP cards and enclosure cards, personalized RSVP envelopes AND upgraded to the linen finish and with taxa and shipping paid $177. I saved over $80 so I was really happy with that!

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  • OGmelanie
    VIP July 2015
    OGmelanie ·
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    I was hoping to get a better deal today, but it's not going to happen. I'm going to end up spending $144 + postage for Invites, RSVPs and reception cards (37 of each). Zazzle has had so many good coupons this week, but you can't combine them with the bulk discounts. Lame.

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  • S.W.
    Expert August 2015
    S.W. ·
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    Paid $30 for 40 invitations on vistaprint. We recieved them and they're great. Simple and we could even fully customize the back with reception info and a picture of us, on top of that they throw in the correct size envelope for free. My FH tried to throw out an invite to his friends wedding which I stopped (because I keep all mine) but I think a lot of people do throw them out.

    We also bought a roll of 100 stamps (for within Canada) at Costco as saved some money there, post office sells them for $86, Costco $80.59. Small savings but might as well take it where you can get it.

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