Your wedding planning is now underway, venue and dress are picked and the date is settled. If you have not already done it, it is now time to establish a wedding budget and how much wedding invitations cost. But how should you do that?
When it comes to planning a wedding, one of the main challenges you will face is creating a fun and memorable experience for your guests, as well as staying within your wedding budget. An area where a lot of couples tend to fall short on their wedding budget is with wedding invitations. There are many different types of invitations which can vary greatly in price. It is important that you have estimated costs in mind prior to making decisions on what type of invitations you want to go with. By doing this, you will be able to ensure that your budget allows you to purchase the invitations that you have always dreamed of.
When it comes to stationery, there are several services you should be considering when creating your budget; finding out what you need and what you do not need, along with defining your guest count, will help you understanding your wedding budget. Our average couple invest about 5% of their full wedding budget on stationery.
Let’s do some math!
Let’s consider a wedding of 150 people. 150 invitees > about 75 invitations needed.
The average wedding budget in Michigan for that is between $28,000 and $35,000. 5% > $1,400 and $1,750.
* Let’s assume approximately $500 of that budget is reserved for day-of signage and stationery.*
So between $900 and $1,250 for invites. This means an average of $12 to $17 per invitation suite.
Wedding invitations can be expensive if you want to impress your guests with high quality and elaborate pieces. If your budget is tight, however, you may want to consider cheaper alternatives that still look beautiful, but don’t cost as much money.
Wedding invitations cost for each is entirely dependent on their design and what details you want it to feature. Some of the elements of wedding invitations which add to the cost are:
- printing paper
- printing process (digital, foil press, embossing etc.)
- specialty processes such as laser cutting
All these factors, along with your guest list count, will influence the final budgeting for your wedding invitations and wedding stationery.