Considerations for Custom and Easy Order Invitations
Have you seen how much a greeting card costs at the grocery store? Those cards are mass produced and are not personalized and can still be crazy expensive. Often people think they can produce 150 quality custom invitations for the most important event of their lives for $100 on-line. That is not realistic. Most people have never created or sent out wedding invitations before so they have no idea what to expect which is why they need a professional to walk then through the process.
Invitations set the tone for your wedding. The save the date and invitation provide a first impression for your guests. Immediately they will envision what the day will be like, what they will wear, who they will see and all of the wonderful feelings surrounding a wedding with someone you know and love.
Before meeting with an invitation designer be sure to confirm the date, ceremony and reception times and lock down the colors and theme.
Purchase a set or order ala carte:
Invitation: backer, invitation, accommodations, reception, response, outer envelope, response envelope.
Other items: save the date, programs, place cards, table numbers, welcome letters, favors and thank you cards.
Services: Addressing ,assembly and mailing services: outer envelope addressed to each guest, return address printed on outer and response envelopes, assembly of invitation and inserts, postage and mailing.
What is the typical timeline for Invitations?
7-13 months ahead order and send save the dates.
6 – 8 months ahead start with a custom design and order invitations
1-3 months ahead day of items.
What does this cost?
It is a bit like buying a car. There are a lot of options. The price for invitations is determined by paper types, invitation and style and design. If it is a custom invitation or an easy order invitation. For a custom order, a designer’s time is also added to the calculation. It is not unusual for people to spend $1800 - $3,500 on invitations and $600 - $2,000 on stationary. Predesigned invitations can be personalized right online and shipped to your door for as little as $1.50each based on quantities.
If you have been following the Perfect Events by Jan blog you know we are always focused on the guest experience. While this is your day, your guests invest a lot of time and money to share the day with you. That initial invitation builds excitement and provides guests with a glimpse of what they can expect at your wedding.
It can take a lot of time and energy to manages invitation so Perfect Events by Jan is always here to help you pull it all together.
Happiness and joy,
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