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How Much Do Wedding Invitations Cost?

 
low costLow: $1.50 per cardaverage costMedium: $3-$4 per cardhigh costHigh: $9+ per card
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  Typical costs:
  • Wedding invitation costs can range from $1.50 each with do-it-yourself kits from craft stores to $3 or $4 each for mid-range standardized invitations on mid-weight paper to $9 or more each for invitations that use a high-end printing process -- such as engraving or letterpress -- on quality handmade or silk paper.
  • The per-invitation cost goes up with extra folds -- tri-fold costs more than bi-fold -- or lining on the invitations or envelopes.
  • The average couple spends $659 on invitations and reply-cards, according to The Bridal Association of America[1] .
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What should be included:
  • Most standard wedding invitations come with printed envelopes, reply cards and printed reply card envelopes. Some couples choose to include reception cards and direction cards, as well.
Additional costs:
  • Save-the-date cards, sent well in advance of the invitations to keep invited guests from making other plans, are an added expense to consider. For more informal weddings, some couples send save-the-date e-mails.
  • When choosing wedding invitations, be sure to factor in postage, especially if you will be sending a large number. Some invitations are larger and heavier or odd-shaped and will require more that the standard 39-cent postage (which will increase to 41 cents on May 14, 2007). When calculating postage, do not forget to include the cost of attaching stamps to your reply cards. TheKnot.com[2] offers guidelines for calculating postage.
Discounts:
  • To save on postage, use reply postcards instead of reply cards, or request that your guests R.S.V.P. by phone or e-mail, or using sites such as Evite.com[3] .
  • According to several users at IndyBride.com, it's possible to save about half the cost by using printers in India, such as IndianWeddingCard.com[4] and IndianWeddingInvitations.com[5] .
Shopping for wedding invitations:
  • Shop around. Wedding invitation mark-ups vary among vendors, so if you are going with a standard style, you might find the same wedding invitations somewhere else for a lower price.
  • If you decide to order invitations online, allow enough time to order a sample invitation so you can see it up close and check quality.
  • Do-it-yourself kits are sold at craft or discount stores such as Target[6] and Michael's[7] .
  • TheKnot.com[8] offers the pros and cons of using a large stationery store, an independent shop, a graphic designer or an online printer.
  • Online printers, such as PrintRunner.com[9] or iPrint.com[10] often have the best prices for small printing orders. Most online companies allow you to upload a design or create your own, starting at less than $1 per invitation, with plain envelopes.
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Wedding Invitations Cost
Amount: $80.00 total
Posted by: shang geor in Other, Other.Posted: December 24th, 2017 08:12PM
Number Invitations: 80Printer: happyinvitation.com
Description: Wedding invitations at $ per stationery
I ordered 80 wedding invitations at happyinvitation.com at price $80. I got 80 wedding invitations, matched response card, and normal envelopes for invitations and RSVP card. Most of important it is made with my own wedding details.
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Custom Wedding Cards
Amount: $200.00 total
Posted by: Rahul Jindal in New York, CA.Posted: November 30th, 2015 12:11AM
Number Invitations: 300Printer: http://www.theweddingcardsonline.com
Description: Wedding Invitation Designed Customized
If you are looking for custom designs of wedding invitations or to modify any prepared design, The Wedding Cards Online can be the right place for you as it offers complete range of wedding invitations first of all, and also offers complete customization in those.
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Wedding Invitations
Amount: $560.00 total
Posted by: Marissa in Palatine, IL.Posted: March 15th, 2011 05:03PM
Number Invitations: 120Printer: Paper Source
Description: Invitations/RSVP cards
We spend around $560 on our invitations that we had professionally printed but we put them together ourselves, I also did the embossing myself. We also spent about $200(postage,envelopes,card) on save the dates, I still need to do place cards, wish cards and wedding programs,and thank you cards so in the end we will probably spend around 800-1000 on stationary!!
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Marcus and Lauren Madkins wedding day
Amount: $132.00 total
Posted by: Marcus Madkins in Brooklyn, NY.Posted: November 10th, 2009 11:11AM
Number Invitations: 200Printer: 4700
Reception is at tha Tajma Hall in New York City
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Custom Wedding Invitations
Amount: $1,750.00 total
Posted by: vspalding in St. Louis, MO.Posted: May 2nd, 2007 12:05PM
Number Invitations: 100Printer: www.calligraphylady.com
Description: Wedding Invitations written by hand.
If you are interested in purchasing wedding invitations that feature handwritten calligraphy, you may want to find a service that offers a complete package. Some wedding invitation studios offer everything you need from the calligraphy, invitation design, stationery, printing and assembly. This also alleviates the stress of finding your calligrapher, and then printing service separately. It can save you several hundreds of dollars as well.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.bridalassociationofamerica.com/Wedding_Statistics/
  2.  wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-invitations/articles/wedding-invitati...
  3.  www.evite.com/
  4.  www.indianweddingcard.com/
  5.  www.indianweddinginvitations.com/
  6.  www.target.com/c/invitations-stationery-party-supplies-holidays/-/N-5xt26#node=136...
  7.  www.michaels.com/Products/products,default,sc.html
  8.  wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-invitations/articles/getting-wedding-...
  9.  www.printrunner.com/?ID=44
  10.  www.iprint.com/store/
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