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Save The Date Cards Cost


How Much Do Save The Date Cards Cost?

 
low costPostcards: $0.20-$0.55 eachaverage costMagnets: $0.30-$1.60 eachhigh costHigh: Folded Cards with Envelopes $0.30-$4+ each
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According to The Knot[1] , a couple should send Save the Date Cards six months before a wedding. Printed postcards, magnets and traditional folded cards are popular styles of Save the Dates, and all price examples below include personalized printing.

Typical costs:

  • Not including invitations and reply cards, additional wedding stationery costs an average of $188, according to The Bridal Association of America[2] .
  • Printed postcard announcements typically range from $0.20 to $0.55 each.
  • Save the Date magnets typically range from $0.30 to $1.60 each, with the lowest prices reserved for orders of 500 or more.
  • Folded cards with envelopes may cost as little as $0.30 each or as much as $4 each, depending on the quantity ordered and quality of the card. A common price is $1 to $1.50 per personalized, printed card with envelope.
  • Novelty cards cut into unique shapes typically cost $1.50 to $2.50 each, varying on the size of the order. Examples of novelty Save the Dates are paper airplanes[3] , scratch-off cards or admission tickets[4] .
Related articles: Wedding Invitations, Engagement Ring, Bridal Registry, Bridal Shower, Wedding Planner, Calligraphy

What should be included:
  • Customers should be able to personalize Save the Date text with the couple's names, wedding location and wedding date. A variety of themes are available and an online proof of the card should be available before purchase.
  • Unless otherwise noted, folded cards should include an equal number of blank envelopes.
Additional costs:
  • Basic shipping costs are anywhere from $5 to $14 per order, with overnight-shipping rates starting at $30.
  • Each vendor may offer its own additional products or services, such as proofreading, matching labels or printed envelopes, for an additional cost. These products are not offered across the board, however, so choose a company that offers the most important add-ons. For example, Wedding Needs[5] will proofread Save the Date text for $10.
  • With an order from Wedding Paper Divas[6] , extra envelopes are $0.20 each, in case of mistakes.
  • Paper Style[7] sells matching return address labels for $0.25 each and coordinating envelope seals for $0.37 each.
  • My Gatsby[8] will print mailing addresses on envelopes for $0.50 each.
Discounts:
  • Free shipping may be available for orders over $100 or $150.
  • Large orders of 100 to 250 or more typically cost less to print per item, saving the customer anywhere from $0.50 to $2 per card.
Shopping for save the date cards:
  • For orders of 100 or more, 123 Print[9] offers business-card-size magnets for $0.05 each. The company also offers low, everyday prices on folded cards (starting at $0.29) and postcards (starting at $0.20).
  • Not everyone sends Save the Dates, but they are helpful for out-of-town guests making travel arrangements. Brides.com[10] features instructions for do-it-yourself wedding announcements using a computer and basic scrapbooking supplies.
  • Staples sells basic print-at-home cards with envelopes for $0.20 each.
  • As an alternative to mailing announcements, The Wedding Channel[11] offers free e-mail Save the Dates. The Knot[12] offers a free wedding website you can personalize and send to your friends and family to announce the wedding date and location.
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Amazing Save the Date deal
Amount: $12.00
Posted by: Tami Miller in Boise, ID.Posted: February 5th, 2015 09:02PM
Number: 50Style: Post Card
Using a promom code (SAVE), I got 50 custom 4x6 Save the Date postcards, with upgraded glossy paper, photo & color for $11.00 including shipping. I also threw in a mouse pad w/ copy of the image on it for $6.
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Print your own magnets
Amount: $50.00
Posted by: DC in San jose, CA.Posted: April 19th, 2014 09:04PM
Company: Michaels
Average out to $.40 each. that includes the magnet the envelope the wax and the wax stamp to seal the envelope. It is a print your own magnet save the date wedding packet. I found it at michaels and I used the 30% off coupon to get 30 ct packs for 6.66. Yr is 2014.
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save the dates
Amount: $400.00
Posted by: Aiysha in vyc, NY.Posted: May 6th, 2012 02:05PM
Number: Style: magnents
ive seen some on the knot in the vendors colom they do sell magnet save the dates and Magent street weddings and also in Wedding oriental trading remember couples the wedding save the date does not have to be stylish it can be very casual and it dosent have to have folds. Just make sure that you can read the date some people get fancy and you cant read the date only the date needs to be larger then life not your name remember calligraphy cost money
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Beat THIS!
Amount: $160.00
Posted by: teilaweila in Hillsboro, OR.Posted: July 23rd, 2010 09:07PM
Number: 400Style: high gloss marketing
For 400 save the dates, I paid only $160 including postage!!! Beat that!!! Thats only $.40 cents EACH with shipping and handling! Gotta love my moms real estate business and cheap marketing productions! lol.
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The best deal out there!
Amount: $5.00
Posted by: MarquiE11 in San Francisco, CA.Posted: June 18th, 2010 02:06PM
Number: 100Style: Photo Business sized
Company: 123Print
I spent a complete total of $10.00 including S&H for 100 save the date cards, I was not only able to personalize them in my own words but I was also able to place a photo of me and my fiance onto the cards. Honestly before I received the cards I thought they were gonna be ugly cheap little cards, cause they were $5.00. but when I finally got them OMG! I was shock at how nice they looked, they had a high gloss finish, very high quality. I am extremely satisfied with my decision to order my save the date cards from 123print.com, I'm now looking to buy the Invitations there as well.
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External Resources:
  1.  wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/save-the-dates/articles/save-the-dates-etiquette.a...
  2.  www.bridalassociationofamerica.com/Wedding_Statistics/
  3.  rsvpweddinginvitations.cceasy.com/order/CasPage1B.cfm?prev=1&TempPrev=0&blnPreviewReque...
  4.  www.invitationconsultants.com/gallery.aspx?p_subcategory=savethedateluggagetags
  5.  www.wedding-needs.com/save-the-date-cards.asp
  6.  www.weddingpaperdivas.com/shop/save-the-date-cards.htm
  7.  www.paperstyle.com/is-bin/Floral-with-Stripe-Blue-Photo-Save-the-Date-Cards-p-603-90-BAA
  8.  www.mygatsby.com/love-frame-save-the-date.html
  9.  www.123print.com/Save-the-Date-Cards
  10.  www.brides.com/wedding-ideas/wedding-invitations-stationery/2006/12/save-the-date
  11.  weddings.weddingchannel.com/wedding-planning-ideas/wedding-invitations/articles/b-q-b-i...
  12.  uw.theknot.com/admin/choosedesign/
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