Where do I buy inexpensive wedding invitations?

by DIY wedding planner on December 7, 2010

I need to buy about 280 wedding invitations and I need some place that has them for 1.00- 2.00 per invite. Also needs to include a RSVP card and Reception info card. Am I asking too much for that price?

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Because I Said So December 7, 2010 at 5:21 am

I bought kits at Michael’s that had 40 invitations each. Envelopes and reception cards were included but response cards and return envelopes were separate, those were another $10. It came to $100 for 80 invitations and response cards. The matching thank you notes were only $20 extra. Target has kits too that you can print out at home.


**Me** December 7, 2010 at 6:17 am

I made mine and they were adorable! I had a lot of people ask where I had them done and that was the cheapest thing in the world to do! There are a ton of places online to walk you through how to make them yourself! Or you can go to Michael’s or any other craft store and find cheap but cute invitations! Keep an eye on their ads because this time of year, they put them 20 and 30% off randomly!


defanjos December 7, 2010 at 6:45 am
SKL December 7, 2010 at 7:21 am

We bought our invites at finestationary.com- they have pretty options at every price point- and then we made simple postcards at vistaprint.com for the enclosures. We put our info on one side of the postcard and put a photograph (we did a flower photo that was part of our wedding theme but you could also do a pic of the happy couple) on the other side. The RSVP being a postcard keeps postage down both in terms of stamping them for people but also because you don’t have to mail an envelope, which adds weight to your initial invitation mailing.

I was determined to keep my postage to the regular stamp weight and succeeded by doing an invite that was only one sheet rather than a folded card, printing the reception info on a nice paper (think fancy resume paper- which I cut in half long-ways), and enclosing the postcard RSVP. I tied it all in a bundle with some sheer ribbon. A girlfriend hosted a brunch party for invitation stuffing, which was fun and saved $ on services.


Edin December 7, 2010 at 7:32 am

You can try http://www.printerstudio.com/unique-ideas/invitation-card-personalized-wedding-gifts.html. That’s where I did my wedding invitation cards and personalized.


Burris Computer Forms December 7, 2010 at 7:52 am

You can always print your own. (= All you need are postcards, a printer, and Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher.

The first thing you’ll have to do is check to make sure your printer will handle the heavier paper. You can use our Find Your Paper tool here: http://pcforms.com/printer_specs.php

Then you’ll need some postcards. We have several colors and weights as well as some postcards that are 10%, 30%, or 100% recycled.

Here is our standard white Four-of-a-Kind postcard: http://pcforms.com/fourofakind-standard-white-postcards-p-86.html

Note that these postcards come four to a sheet; 250 sheets is 1000 postcards.

If you’d like to look at some of the other Four-of-a-Kind colors and weights and our Four-of-a-Kind postcards made from recycled material, you can check all that out here: http://pcforms.com/blank-postcards-fourofakind-postcards-c-46_47.html

If you want to check out different postcard sizes, here’s a link to all of our postcard categories: http://pcforms.com/blank-postcards-c-46.html

Once you have your postcards, you’ll need some templates. Here’s a couple templates for the Four-of-a-Kind postcard; one for Microsoft Word and one for Microsoft Publisher.

Microsoft Word:http://pcforms.com/burris-blank-postcard-template-microsoft-word-p-169.html
Microsoft Publisher: http://pcforms.com/burris-blank-postcard-template-microsoft-publisher-p-172.html

If you’re using a different format, here’s a link to all of our templates; just chose Microsoft Publisher or Microsoft Word: http://pcforms.com/templates-templates-microsoft-office-c-44_50.html

We recommend using Microsoft Publisher if available. When using Microsoft Word, you’ll need to turn on the guides as well as copy and paste your design onto all four postcards.

When you’re ready to start printing out your addresses, we’ve got a short blog post with some mail merging tips that you can check out here: http://info.pcforms.com/DIY-Printing-blog/bid/26649/How-do-I-mail-merge-labels-from-xlxs-to-Word-or-Publisher

Congratulations and good luck!


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