You’ve come to the right spot: the holy grail of wedding invitation budgeting. We’ve done our research and have some findings to present to you about what most people are spending on wedding invitations and, depending on your personal budget, some options for you to get the most value for your dollar when purchasing invitations.
Let’s get straight to the point: the average cost of wedding invitations. Depending on where you look and what year the information was gathered, you’ll find the average cost varies. With that in mind, we’ve found a few different averages to share with you.
The Bridal Association of America quoted that the average cost of wedding invitations is $659. Wedding Stats has quoted the average being $441, or a range somewhere between $381 and $441 during 2015. The differences in averages likely arises from some invitations having added features like printed envelopes, response cards, and printed response card envelopes. These inclusions come with a small fee and are completely your choice.
How about we get a little more specific? Costofwedding.net says “if we check the cost of wedding invitations per piece, the usual price range is $1.00 to $10.00. So a wedding that needs 100 pieces of invitations can cost $100.00 to $1,000.00 for wedding invitations.” It’s good to keep these extremes in mind because it will help you decide your own wedding invitation budget.
So many choices!
Invitations by Dawn is designed to provide you with choices for any wedding style and any price point that will fit your wants, needs and budget. Aside from picking the invitation that matches your personality and wedding style, you can also choose to upgrade your paper to heavier paper, shimmer paper or textured paper on many of our wedding invitations.
If you’re looking for the most affordable options, consider petite invitations, seal and sends or 3 for 1 invites. To get a luxurious look on a smaller budget, order a digital invitation that fits within your budget and then add craft store add-ons, like ribbon or rhinestones. You can create a high-end, one-of-a-kind look for so much less!
Petite invitations are a slightly smaller invitation and are printed digitally. These invites pack a lot of style in a smaller card! Average cost = $1.29 each.
Seal and send invitations include a response postcard attached to the invitation and your reception wording on the invitation itself. Average cost = $1.46 each.
3 for 1 invitations allow you to have all 3 pieces (invitations, response cards and reception cards) for one low price. These are thermography-printed, which gives you a high-end, luxurious look for less! Average cost = $1.46 each.
When your budget is a little more lenient and you feel like you can dip into mid-range priced invitations, foil-stamped invites are the way to go.
Foil-stamped invitations are a rising trend for wedding invitations. This is no surprise considering many of them include your choice of beautiful foil colors like gold, rose gold, or silver. Average cost = $2.50 each.
If you’re looking to splurge on a wedding invitation that really makes an impact, our most luxurious options are laser cut and letterpress invitations.
Laser cut invitations boast beautifully intricate details amidst a masterfully crafted card that gives a first glimpse into what will be a fantastic wedding for your guests. Average cost = $3.86 each.
Letterpress invitations combine a gorgeous visual with a timeless look. They’re stamped on 100% cotton paper, so you know you’re getting a top-of-the-line invitation. Average cost = $4.07 each.
Some great tips for invitation shopping are to (1) determine your budget as early as possible, (2) know how many invitations you’ll need (this will help you determine your budget), (3) shopping online can help immensely because you can narrow search results to be within your budget, (4) match your wedding invitations to your wedding style, and match any other items you’re sending (like your thank you notes) to your invitation style, and (5) always order extra invitations to cover last-minute guests (or the forgotten ones!).