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!