The cost of wedding invitations are between $400 and $800 on average. The price varies based on many different factors including the amount of invited guests, wedding theme or design, and materials, all of these are the major things that add up to give you your final price. Letterpress wedding invitations and hand-lettered save-the-dates are undeniably elegant, and invitation suites can get expensive—fast. Don’t forget to budget in the price of stamps. Who knew paper and printing could be so pricey? One way to cut some costs is to DIY your invitations.
If you’re on the hunt for a budget-friendly alternative (and aren’t afraid of a little DIY work!), there is another option: printing your invitations at home. Website such as Etsy offer printable invitations designed by stationers and graphic designers, then delivered to you as downloadable .JPG or .PDF files that you can either print in the comfort of your home or hand off to the local print shop. For a fraction of the cost of a custom invitation suite and printing services, you can get a semi custom invitation that fits your weddings theme.
If you aren’t afraid of the computer, another option is to design your own invitations. Wedding invitations can be made on basic programs like Word and more advanced programs like Adobe Illustrator. There are even a lot of free templates online that guide you through the process of creating and designing your own invitation suites.
Decorative papers, envelopes, pockets, stickers, whatever your heart desires can be purchased online for fraction of the price. Our favorite online website for the supplies is “Cards & Pockets.com” . They even have full kits for invitation suites and come in a variety of colors and designs.
With the help of the internet and the many blogs dedicated to wedding invitations there is no reason that with a little hard work you cant save hundreds of dollars.
Brittany & Brianna