How much should I charge for wedding invitations?

by DIY wedding planner on June 21, 2012

I am starting a small business making wedding invitations. i can do whatever the people want – drawing of the church, pattern, layout, photos etc. I dont want to overcharge, so how much would you pay for say 100 wedding invites?

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casper4 June 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm

It would depend on how intricate the design was and how nice the paper was. Printing straight off your computer will cost less than letterpress, so you also have to consider your printing method.

How much is each invite costing you to produce? You want to make a profit, but not overcharge people for something that it’s expensive to make.

The average for a regular invitation set seems to be in the $4-6 per set range. I know people who have paid up to $20 per set for boxed invitations. Pocketfolds usually retail for $5-10 per set. I’m currently shopping for wedding invitations and am looking more in the $2-3 price range, but I only want a flat-panel invite with a regular RSVP card or postcard. I’m looking into recycled paper and plantable invites, and that seems to run around $4-6 per set.

I would browse on for invites that look similar to the ones you plan to create, and see what the going rate is.


Magenta June 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I don’t think it should be the same price for all types of invitations. Figure out what your cost is going to be for making the invites (everything included). And then add a certain percentage on top of that. Invites can go from 150 bucks to thousands. I see a lot I like for around $250 -$300 for 100 invites.
Sounds like a lot but that’s what they cost.


Xo-NeSsA-Xo June 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Do you already make them? I need wedding invitations are they digital?



Jennifer B June 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm

yes, it depends on the quality, materials used, if they are handmade, etc. Everyone is looking for invitations that fall into different price points. Try to have different invitations that fall into different price ranges, some higher-end ones, some in the middle, and some for brides that don’t want to spend as much money.


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