A huge part of the joy surrounding your wedding will be the anticipation. Your wedding stationery builds on that excitement for your guests by setting the tone for what will be an amazing event. By creating pieces that coordinate from your Save the Dates to the Menus at each place setting, you build on that excitement.
When it comes to choosing wedding invitations, the options are seemingly endless. As couples choose paper, colors, printing methods, and accents, the price can start to really add up. The average cost of bespoke or custom wedding invitations is $5,000 to $8,000 for a set of 100 invitations. But that's just an average, of course. I've seen couples pay much more and a bit less - couples should set aside 4 to 10 percent of their overall budget for wedding invitations.
Wedding blogs and magazines (as much as I love them) often give couples unrealistic ideas regarding stationery budgets, especially in relation to the beautifully styled examples they showcase. They often talk about 'average costs' for the 'average wedding' but the pinterest-worthy stationery that they feature is often extremely high-end and would come with a much higher price tag than their 'average'.
The good news is that no matter what your budget, there will be a stationer to suit your needs and some (myself included) will even have a range of options available for couples at either end of the scale.