Invitation Cost Broken Down

Invitations can range greatly in prices. You want to stay affordable, but don't want to send out a cheap looking invitation. Remember, the invitation is the first impression your guest will see the tone and the theme of your wedding! Here is a breakdown of the cost. 

Paper

Cotton paper will be the most expensive type of paper to get your invitations printed on. A great alternative, while still keeping a good paper weight, would be a linen stock with texture.  Also, natural papers will remain affordable.  As I'm sure you could assume, a shiny finished paper will be more expensive than a matte finished paper. Choosing a lighter weight in stock paper can also reduce your overall cost.

Printing

The types of printing (from most expensive to least expensive) are Engraved or Letterpress, Thermography, Offset Printing and Digital Printing.  When printing invitations, try to keep to just one or two fonts. Anything more can look overwhelming or messy.

Other Tips

  • Response post card will cost less than a response card and envelope.
  • Round corners can cost more in the production phase. 
  • Standard ink colors will also be a great way to keep your cost down. 

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