The National Average Cost of Wedding Invitations Is Less Than You Might Think

But keep in mind pricing also varies a ton.
by Emily Platt

How much do wedding invitations cost? The short answer: It depends. Your location, vendor and guest list all factor into the final price, as does your stationery vision—certain details and designs are more expensive than others. That being said, we do have some fascinating data about the national average cost of wedding invitations. Cue The Knot 2017 Real Weddings Study, which shines light on the latest nuptial trends, including what US couples spend on different wedding elements.

So, what is the average cost of wedding invitations? Based on respondents who hired a professional vendor for the service, the cost is $386. Believe it or not, this number has actually gone down since our 2017 study, when invites averaged $408. Overall, based on the 14,000+ people we surveyed this year, invitations tend to be one of the cheaper wedding expenses. (For reference, they cost roughly the same as a photo booth, which averaged $325.)

Of course, there's a wide price range when it comes to invites—and for that matter, any wedding cost. Consider the fact that 2018 couples who spent over $60,000 total on their wedding (the national average was $33,931) shelled out a much higher average of $1,038 on invitations. That's the beauty of modern weddings: They're all amazingly different and personalized to the couple getting married.

Wondering how to make the cost of wedding invitations fit into your overall budget? We recommend thoroughly exploring the possibilities. Search our list of local stationery vendors to find professionals in your price range. Visit online retailers, like Minted and Shutterfly, for additional options. Don't forget sites like Etsy, either—the marketplace, known for handmade goods, sells invites too. Whether you go totally bespoke or choose a gorgeous, customizable (and affordable) template, we know you'll find stationery that suits your wedding beautifully.

Searching for wedding invitation inspiration? Check out these seasonal, shoppable stories:

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