Ideas & Inspiration

How Much Should You Spend On Your Wedding Invitations

By Katie Stow

Ideas & Inspiration

How Much Should You Spend On Your Wedding Invitations

Wedding stationery is a hugely foreign entity for most couples, especially if a Facebook Event is about as far as party planning has gone for them in the past. Because it’s often the first interaction with paying for paper goods, it can be really tricky to determine exactly how much you should be spending. But that’s precisely why we’ve put together a cheat sheet of costings, so you can budget your RSVPs accordingly.

The Cost Of Custom Wedding Invites

If you’re wanting something more bespoke, with custom illustration or hand-drawn calligraphy then this is going to come at a premium. This is simply because it means more complicated and time-consuming work for the stationery provider – particularly if you are designing them together over multiple collaboration sessions.

What should expect to pay for customised wedding invitations…

$700 to upwards of $1,000

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Invitation by Iliya Invitations

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Invitation by Iliya Invitations

The Cost Of Wedding Invitations From A Stationery Store

The advantage of shopping in a physical store is that you have the chance to get your hands on the paper, feel the stock and really understand the size and texture of each piece. As these are more-likely mass-produced, you’ll be able to snag them at a cheaper price – particularly if you catch them in a sale!

What should expect to pay for wedding invitations from a stationery store…

Between $4 (digital print) and $7 (speciality print) per card

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Invitation by State Of Elliott

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Invitation by State Of Elliott

The Cost Of Wedding Invitations From Online Printers

While there are an array of online marketplaces to acquire wedding invitations (such as Etsy), when talking about classic online printers like SnapFish and VistaPrint you can usually get a pretty good price. However, keep in mind that sometimes these printing prices don’t include templates or design services, so you may need to rope in your Graphic Designer mate to help out with the style and dimensions.

What should expect to pay for wedding invitations from online printers…

Around $2 to $3 per stationery suite (invitation, envelope and RSVP card)

Wedding Stationery Recommended By One Fine Day

If all this information is a bit overwhelming and you just want to know exact who to trust in this paper game, then these guys are the best of the best when it comes to wedding stationery in Australia.

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ILIYA INVITATION

ILIYA is built on a foundation of love, beauty, memories and most importantly family. We’re professional storytellers and are here to combine, enhance and perfectly intertwine your story and vision through originality and custom based concepts.

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MAYBE AT DAWN

From wedding invitations to menus and beyond, Maybe at Dawn’s designs are clean and uncluttered, using the highest print quality to add sophistication and romance to your big day, and tying everything together to create that real connection between you and your guests.

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IVORY + STONE

Fine stationery for lovers of luxe simplicity. Whether you’re planning your wedding or creating something magical for a client, our beautifully crafted prints can help you tell your story in a truly memorable way.

Still looking for more? Be sure to head to the One Fine Day Directory to shop around at the options in your local area.

By Katie Stow

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Editor of One Fine Day

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