Maybe not everyone does, but I sure do. I offer invitations in a variety of price points and I can design you something for $500 or $5000 if you want me to. What I do is talk to you and find out not only what you want to spend, but what's important to you.
- Are you a paper addict that loves the little details?
- Are you formal and traditional or do you feel like people will just throw it away anyway?
- Do you need a pocket and tons of information to include or is your day pretty straight forward with not much more than an RSVP card?
- Do you love bling and glam or are you more casual and laid back?
Let's get the elephant out in the room. How much should you budget for your wedding invitations anyway?
The national average will tell you to save about 3-5% of your wedding budget should be stationery, so if you have the average $30,000 wedding, that's about $900-$1500.
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The one area that I see the largest range in $$s spent is the beautiful wedding invitation. It is the star right? It's the first glimpse people have into your wedding day, so let's talk about what goes into pricing so you can make informed decisions.
Budgeting tip: If budget is a concern, consider with small alterations to a design already listed in my store. It may not take a totally custom design to make it perfect!
How? If you LOVE and must have glitter paper - great! Glitter paper is not cheap though, so if using it for a panel layer AND and envelope liner like you are dreaming of is just way outside of what you want to spend, why not try just a bit of glitter as a belly band instead?
truth - when pricing out invitations I'll always show you what your dream invitation costs and then some alternate options that are closer to and below your ideal budget. You'll always, always get options.
So maybe instead of a reception card and a website card and a hotel card, maybe we can combine that all into one card. Instead of an invitation with 2 panel layers, maybe just 1 would work for you!
We can also play around with different pocket styles to help your budget. Pocket cards, with the pocket on the back of the invite can shave off $0.30-$0.50. Or maybe we switch to something unique like an Envelofold! Envelofolds have four flaps that tuck over your invite rather than a pocket to store your cards in. It still protects your invite in the mail, but with a little less organization, but also at a lower price point.
My point here is that there are a lot of options so if you get a design quote and need to shave things down a bit, let's explore other options - I want you to be happy with the design AND be comfortable with the price!
I print in house which means that I'm not upcharging you for paying someone else to do it - pricing bonus!
How we can help your budget - if you really love letterpress printing, but the price makes you cringe, maybe we look at doing just a letterpress invite and digital printing on the rest of the pieces!
How to help your budget - other than the obvious, use less paper - why not DIY it? I'm happy to let you tape the layers of paper together if you want to have a party with your 'maids do do it! It will save you $0.35 per layer.
Now here's the hard part - how do you pick both the design options that you love and that fit your budget.
I am here to help. I'm here to navigate all of the choices so that you don't have to.
Tell me what your dream invitation is and your goal budget is and we'll go from there. I'll show you what your ideal invitation will cost and then present you with a few other options that are just as beautiful but at the price you're dreaming of. Sometimes invitations don't need all of the bells ans whistles to be beautiful.
Every invitation deserves to be unique. It deserves to be you and YOU will love it.
Click the "ready to start" photo to get working on your custom wedding invitations!
**Special thanks to SC Stockshop for some of the free stock photos used here!**
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