Invitations are one of the most shockingly costly aspects of a wedding. Boutique wedding shops charge upwards of $4 for an invitation and envelope, and that often doesn’t include other necessary elements such as RSVP cards, direction cards, envelopes, custom liners, colored printing, or letterpress. Once you factor in all of these items, you could be looking at over $10 per invitation, which adds up quickly.
If you don’t want to spend a big chunk of change on invitations DIY invitations can keep costs down. With awesome templates and easy to follow instructions, it’s actually a fairly manageable project to tackle. Many companies even offer templates for the invitations and envelopes so you don’t have to worry about figuring out formatting or hiring a calligrapher.
You can find our top picks for DIY invitations below, all under $2 each. If you’re shopping for other wedding paper goods, don’t miss our post on the best wedding table numbers and the best place cards and escort cards.
1. Rust Vines Invitation Kit
You can save quite a bit of money while still sending high-quality invitations, especially with this set currently on sale for 26 percent off. Each invitation is priced just around 60 cents, which is pretty amazing for a gorgeous invitation. This invitation kit comes with everything you need to prepare 50 custom invitations. It’s surprising given the cost just how much is really included. The invitations are 5.5 x 7.75 inches, decorated with rusty brown/red floral vines. The envelopes have brown liners that complement the invitations. The set also includes RSVP folders, envelopes, and ecru seals with a heart design. This company has tons of DIY invitations, all highly rated and inexpensive so if these aren’t your style, you can check out alternative designs here.
Price: $31.04 for 50 (26 percent off MSRP)
2. Gold Foil Dot Invitation Kit
It’s surprising that these aren’t more expensive given how gorgeous and high quality they are. Invitations similar to these can cost up to $4-$5 each if you purchase them from an local invitation designer. This set has so much more than just the invitations for just about 50 cents per set. The set includes printable invitations on ivory cardstock, matching envelopes, response cards, and response card envelopes. One extra of each printable item is included for print testing so you don’t have to worry about messing up. Purchase matching gold dot programs here for a cohesive look.
Price: $25.95 for 50
3. Tri-fold Laser Cut Square Wedding Invitation Kit
Laser cut invitations are extremely popular right now and with popularity, comes a big price tag. Most invitation shops would charge $5 or more for a custom laser cut invitation, but you can save big by ordering online and printing at home. These invites are just $1.32 each and feature a white pearly cutout pocket with pink blank inner sheet, white envelopes, and a pretty adhesive seal. The blank insert can be printed with the invitation wording of your choosing at home. While this set doesn’t include an RSVP card, you can purchase inexpensive coordinating cards here.
Price: $65.99 for 50
4. Single Border Ivory Wedding Invitation
Simple and classic, these ivory wedding invitations get the job done without going over the top. If you’re someone who likes a traditional and elegant invitation design and isn’t into decorative embellishments, you can spend pennies on your invitations. At only .18 cents a pop, these invitation and envelopes are compatible with most at home laser printers and make this portion of your wedding planning a breeze. The paper thickness and nice and doesn’t appear cheap in any way. You can use the suggested template to lay out your invitation design however you’d like before pressing print. Wilton has a ton of gorgeous alternative wedding invitation options. With just a touch of sparkle these Wilton invitations feature a beautiful gold border.
Price: $18.99 for 100
5. Rustic Seed Embedded Recycled Lotka Invitation Kit
While fonts and embellishments add to an invitation, the beauty of an invitation stems from the quality of the paper. If you’re a paper snob who appreciates the texture, look, and feel of expensive paper, but who also wants to save, these invitations kits will set you up for success. At just $1 each for a recycled eco-friendly set, you can feel good about printing and sending these invites, too. The paper on these invites is embedded with wildflower seeds and measure 4.5″ x 6″, while the envelopes are a recycled felt finish paper that matches the handmade cardstock nicely. All dyes are plant based and eco-friendly as well. You can browse alternative designs and colors from this online invitation shop here.
Price: $25 for 25
6. Ivory Gold Deckled Edge Invitation Kit
With over 90 percent five star reviews, any bride and groom would be happy with this set for their invitations. If you’re looking for an invitation set that delivers on value, this set is a great option. It’s incredibly simple to print these from a home printer, so saving money won’t cause unnecessary stress. The beautiful gold bordered set includes 50 cardstock invitations, 50 envelopes, 50 response cards, 50 response card envelopes, 2 rough draft papers, and 50 golden ribbons. You can download some original fonts and get creative with the design and wording for a totally unique and personalized invitation.
Price: $35.92 for 50
7. Champagne Shimmer Invitation Kit
At just over $1 per an invitation suite, these are the perfect blank slate for a DIY bride and groom who want to design something custom and creative while saving some money. The set includes 25 pearl shimmer pockets that hold a simple ivory invitation, which measure 5.5 by 7.75 inches. It also comes with coordinating RSVP cards, both which can be printed on most home printers. Adhesive dots are included for easy assembly.
Price: $29 for 25
8. Gold Love on Blush Invitation Kit
On the other end of the spectrum, if you don’t want to do much on your own but print the specifics of your event, consider an invite like this that already had some design and textural detail incorporated. The blush foil invitation features romantic gold calligraphy detailing that feels very expensive and sophisticated. The kit includes 30 invitations, 30 invitation envelopes, 30 seals, 30 all-purpose cards, 30 response cards, 30 response-card envelopes, and wording examples. One extra of each printable item is included for test printing.
9. Silver Double Heart Invitation Kit
This print at home invitation set is extremely easy to use, even for those who haven’t printed invites at home in the past. The silver hearts add a beautiful touch, while keeping the overall look fairly simple. The kit includes everything you need – invitations, envelopes, reply cards, and reply card envelopes as well as matching stickers for sealing. Both the invitations and reply cards are made of a smooth, high quality cardstock that feels expensive. If you’re a fan of the silver you can shop alternative silver invitations here.
Price: $34.99 for 25 (5 percent off MSRP)
10. Elegant Red Laser Cut Wedding Invitations
DIY invitations don’t have to be plain or boring. If you’ve browsed through this list so far and have felt like there’s a lack of color, there are plenty of inexpensive print at home invitations that incorporate lots of it. These bright red invitations have gold accents and are one of our top choices for an ethnic ceremony and reception. At just over $1 each they feature 50 invitation overlays, 50 invitation inserts, 50 envelopes, and 50 seals. The pocket measures 4.92 by 7.40 inches with an inner sheet of 9.13 by 7.05 inches.
Price: $57.99 for 50