Wedding Invitation Costs

Not sure what to budget for your invitations? At Julie Hanan Design, this question comes up a lot and we felt that it is necessary to educate our brides.

The Bridal Association of America says that the average cost of wedding invitations are $659 for 100 invitations. This includes the invitation, envelope, RSVP card and envelope. Here at JHD, we work with your budget to bring your invitation dreams to life. A couple of things to keep in mind while choosing your perfect invitation so you don't break the bank are the following....


Budget: Just because the average is $659, for 100 invitaions, that is approximately $6.60 a piece, doesn't mean that $659 is your budget. Come up with a number that you are comfortable with and keep in mind that adding layers and embellishments will increase your cost.

Type: The type of wedding invitation you choose will affect the cost of the invitations. Decide wether a flat panel invitation or a pocket invitation is the right style for you. At JHD our flat panel styles start at $2.75 and $4.75 for pocketfolds.

Design: We offer 25 different designs to match the style of you wedding. Keeping it simple yet elegant to fit within your budget! Don't see one that you like? We offer custom designs for a flat fee of $250.

Quantity: How many wedding invitations do you need? Please note, just because you have a guest list of 200, you don't need to send out 200 invitations. It is important that you gather an accurate count of how many invitations you will need prior to ordering. We recommend ordering an additional 10 - 15% to account for last minute changes and add on's, post office mistakes and to save some as keepsakes! Don't forget to figure in these extra invitaitions into your inital count, as order extra's later can get costly, and may not be possible.

Don't Forget About Accessories!: Getting accessories for your wedding invitations can make a huge impact on your invitation. A little ribbon, twine or fringe can go a long way. Decide which embellishments compliment your theme, or talk to your stationery designer about recommendations that will "wow" your guests!


Below are a few of our most popular designs from our Build Your Invite Collection. All of these designs are available as a flat panel and pocketfold style and you customize to fit with your style and budget! To find out more information please contact us!



17 comments (Add your own)

1. Tatuki wrote:
Super fotke, sploh pa tista s štumfi .Pri nas tud rečejo, da bo dosti bogastva pri hiši, če dežuje na poročni dan. Ampak je potem župnik povaedl da bogastvo ni samo denar, lahko si bogat z otroki, z ljubeznijo ..

Tue, September 4, 2012 @ 3:22 AM

2. Puri wrote:
super fotki! če se bom kdaj kadarkoli poročila, bo tud na moji pkrooi komad novemer rain al pa still loving you. še več fotkic bi vidli . :)

Tue, September 4, 2012 @ 4:50 AM

3. Jima wrote:
2nd one is my fave. :) and agreed with aubs buuut potckes are amazing. my bridesmaid dress for my friends wedding has potckes and whats even better is thats what won us on the dress. its perfect!

Tue, September 4, 2012 @ 5:04 AM

4. Louise wrote:
Reading this makes my decisions esaier than taking candy from a baby.

Tue, September 4, 2012 @ 8:09 AM

5. David wrote:
Bailey Moreland - Hello!Im looking for a cievtrae photographer to do a family session with my husband and I and our 2 dogs. I found your website through my co-worker Meredith Miller who has FABULOUS engagements pics that were taken by you. I was wondering about the investment and your availability to do this session with my family.We are looking for a very unscripted session that captures the essence of our personalities and we would love to have some unique backdrops such as graffiti, mother nature, old fences, barns etc .Please let me know if you do session of this sort.Thank you in advance!-Bailey Moreland

Tue, September 4, 2012 @ 8:56 AM

6. Lovemore wrote:
marie - Melissa,Just wanted to say I'm loikong for a wedding photograher, and I will say I love your pictures,I keep loikong back at them and want someone with your eye! they are awesome!!! So Glad your business is going fabulous!

Tue, September 4, 2012 @ 9:05 AM

7. David wrote:
My fiance and I are expicienreng a bit of a role reversal, in that I am in the minority of grooms, one who is the primary planner/coordinator of our upcoming wedding. My fiance has great taste and is involved with all major decisions, but is also an extremely busy professional, so I was happy to step up as the experienced party planner, doing the homework and pre-negotiating with vendors, before my fiance and I together make final selections of vendors and the plan. However, I had never planned a wedding before, so I've bought many books and read lots of websites and paged through many magazines (I don't think I can look at another magazine ad of a bride-model laying horizontal on a couch without snickering). Virtually everything is written for the bride who typically plans the wedding which to me means there is a heavy emphasis on decorations and flowers and invitations and linens and color schemes it was all driving me crazy as a guy trying to put together a wedding plan that is simply fun and action oriented, while still allows for nice things. I've attended many dozens of weddings over the years and I've kept an eye on what makes weddings enjoyable and memorable: keep it festive, keep guests involved, and make sure there is time for the happy couple to spend time with each of the guests. I never saw any correlation with the size of the party, the location, the decorations, even the food quality (and I'm a big foodie), with how successful and fun the wedding was. Given this perspective, I looked and looked for wedding planning advice in all the books and magazines and websites, hoping to find action oriented advice for having a festive wedding reception frankly, I found little useful advice. Finally, just three months before our upcoming wedding, I have found the book I really needed on the recommendation of a wedding DJ friend (who lives and works in another state), I ordered Peter Merry's book, which I have found to be chock full of actionable ideas from an experienced wedding DJ/entertainment director. He focuses on the concept of entertainment and leaves decorations and other more frivolous things to the other books. He is a welcome voice, a rare male perspective in wedding planning books, that a planning groom, and presumably planning brides as well, needs. I've already made adjustments to the reception agenda and found validation with some activity ideas we already had in place. Rest assured, there will be great food and many touches of elegance in the design of our wedding, but I am now more confident as ever we will have a truly festive wedding with Peter Merry's advice influencing our plan. Many thanks to the author the advice is easily 10 times worth the cover price of the book. I strongly recommend this book to anyone planning their wedding.

Tue, September 4, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

8. Nash wrote:
I'm quite pleased with the infortmaion in this one. TY!

Tue, September 4, 2012 @ 12:54 PM

9. Janess wrote:
Haha, shouldn't you be cahrigng for that kind of knowledge?!

Tue, September 4, 2012 @ 7:09 PM

10. Janine wrote:
I have exactly what info I want. Check, please. Wait, it's free? Awoemse!

Tue, September 4, 2012 @ 7:50 PM

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Wed, September 5, 2012 @ 8:41 AM

12. Rushab wrote:
While you had a lovely wedidng to work with, this video speaks to your talent, creativity and skill! Thanks for being professional and adding to the wedidng experience with your enthusiasm and great personalities! Consider yourselves HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by the parents of the bride.

Thu, September 6, 2012 @ 9:02 PM

13. Fernando wrote:
Great job guys! you had some really cavrtiee ideas for this wedding and the overall feel was well captured! that was my first cameo appearance Hope to work with you next season. -Will

Thu, September 6, 2012 @ 10:20 PM

14. Vipin wrote:
What a magical week of wendidg ceremonies and festivities shared with loving families and great friends. Wishing you a lifetime playfulness and love so beautifully expressed in the ceremonies and videos!Love, Love Love,Marguerite, Chris and Hailey Warhol

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17. Perl wrote:
great tips..but i would love to see some big size pics also.. i am currently working on a wedding invitation and looking for photos and tips..

Tue, October 16, 2012 @ 12:56 PM

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