|After it was all said and done here is the cost breakdown for the Save-the-Dates:|
|Hobby Lobby||runner adhesive||3 pk||$ 8.57|
|Hobby Lobby||Scrapbook squares||1||$ 4.28|
|Michaels||mini glue dots||1||$ 4.28|
|Michaels||Charms||2 – 50 pk||$ 10.70|
|Michaels||lavender metallic gel pen||1||$ 1.60|
|Hobby Lobby||Vellum for Spanish inserts||1 – 25 pk||$ 7.57|
|Fedex Kinkos||Printing for Spanish inserts||10 shts||$ 6.39|
|USPS||Postage||37 invites||$ 50.39|
|Hobby Lobby||Seals||1 pk||$ 4.32|
|Total cost per invite||$ 3.52|
*Note: I think it is worthy to mention I have some supplies left. I have about 20 invites left because the increments went from 50 -75. Obviously 50 would not have been sufficient. Good call on that one. I also have charms, scrapbook squares, mini glue dots, ribbon, vellum, printed inserts and seals left. Additionally, I got more than 75 invites in my package. I ended up with about 80 with a few extra backings. It also turned out I did not need as many spanish inserts as I had printed, but that is how I do it. Always better to have more than enough than not enough!I think 6 sheets would have been plenty.
Could it have been cheaper? Sure. Would I have been just as happy? Perhaps. In the end, it was a definite learning experience and I was happy with the end result. I did spend a little extra on things like the Spanish inserts, but what is the point of giving someone an invite they cannot read? It was well worth it.