How Much to Spend and When to Send Wedding Invitations
Q: How much should I be budgeting for a stationer?
A: Paper costs vary on whether you get a custom designed invitation suite versus an album selection from a local paper boutique. For a basic wedding suite (invitation and RSVP card with envelopes), be prepared to spend $700 and up to $5,000) for 100 guest invitations. Your cost depends on the printing method from flat digital to elegant letterpress or engraved invitations. Additional enclosures such as reception or weekend details, customized maps, embellishments, art, hand-crafted work and assemblage add expense. Calligraphy averages $3.50 to $4 per envelope. Talk to your stationer about how much to budget for wedding day paper needs based on your wish-list.