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First off, let me say that wedding invitations don’t have to be expensive! The good news is there are many ways to give this part of your wedding budget some relief.
Invitations can cost anywhere from $100 to $4,000. The cost depends on how detailed you wish to have your invitations, paper type/quality, and shape of your invitations. Some details that will certainly make your invitations cost more are including bows/ribbons, gems, having heavy cardstock, specialized printing like embossing (where the words are raised up from the page), and circle, square and other unique shaped cardstock.
Now if you’ve only got 75 invitations to mail out, these things might not be a big deal. However, if you’ve got 275 invitations to send out, you may want to reevaluate your invitation style for the sake of your budget.
Certain wedding invitation websites obviously charge more than others. That doesn’t necessarily mean they have better and prettier invitations than the websites that don’t charge as much. There is such an immense variety out there so it is imperative that you do a lot of research and compare prices/quotes. Websites like etsy where very creative people have handmade (and can modify) every style invitation design you can think of. Lots of sellers on Etsy provide great ideas that do not cost a fortune for wedding invitations. It also doesn’t hurt to personally message them to see if they are open to giving you a discount on bulk orders, which has personally worked for me in the past.
If you happen to have a creative member in your family that you can persuade to help create a design for your save-the-dates and invites, this could save you hundreds of dollars. You can then email this design to a printing press, bring in the paper stock you plan on using (purchase in bulk at places like Kelly Paper) and hand it over to have your design printed onto the paper. This only leaves the fee to print at the printing press, which, in comparison won’t cost much at all!
Something that must be taken into consideration is postage. The heavier and unique shaped your invitations are, the more postage it will cost to mail them out to your guests. You also have to provide the return postage for the RSVP’s.