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Five Tips for Staying Within your Wedding Invitation Budget

Five Tips for Staying Within your Wedding Invitation Budget

If you have started looking for your wedding invitation, you have no doubt already looked at the pricing and considered an Evite!  Its true, wedding invitations can be expensive. In my experience, the average brides spends (at least) $1250 dollars for 100 invitation suites (invitation, response set, reception card, return address). Most couples decide that, like most components to the wedding, actual invitations are worth the cost.   The wedding invitation serves a number of purposes including the obvious…it extends an invitation to guests for the wedding.  The invitation is also a direct representation of the event and the hosts.  The choice of paper, printing process and design set the tone of the wedding whether it be a chic and trendy rustic barn wedding, a black tie gala, or an afternoon tea.  So be sure to budget appropriately early on for your invitations. The choice of paper, printing process and design, as well as a few other factors, also affect what you will be spending. Here are the biggies broken down. Paper The heavier the paper stock, the more expensive the invitation. The weight of paper is determined by the paper maker, and is measured in pounds per ream (i.e. a ream of 500 sheets that weighs 80 lbs is considered “80 lb stock”). An 80 lb stock will be less expensive than a 110 lb stock. A 110 lb stock will be less expensive than a 220 lb stock, 300 or 600. Two layers of stock will be more expensive than one.  The texture of the paper also influences the price. Stock with a textured feel or a filigree embossing throughout will...

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