How To Work Out Your Wedding Invitation Budget

Whether you’re going for Ready to Order Wedding Invitations or you are opting for Bespoke Wedding Invitations you need to know how much you have to spend before you begin your search!

Now your Wedding Invitation budget is typically said to be approx 3% of your overall Wedding budget.

To keep it simple, if your overall Wedding budget is £100k then your Invitation budget will be £3k.


I’m not sure how much I agree with this allocation for a few different reasons (a Blog post for another day maybe)…

But it’s a starting point that you can you can add to or subtract from depending on the level of importance you place on your Wedding Invitations.

But one thing you will need to consider is whether this budget includes your Wedding Stationery elements too?!?

I know it might seem tedious and a bit of a kill-joy having to work out budgets for every element of your day (before you start your search), but ultimately it’s worth it, because knowing your Wedding Invitation budget will save you:

  • Time from researching Wedding Invitation Designers that you cant afford…
  • Disappointment from seeing Wedding Invitations that are not within your budget…
  • Overspending on Wedding Invitations that were outside of your budget!

However, it doesn’t stop there!

Once you’ve worked out your Wedding Invitation budget you’ll then need to set aside a 10% contingency which will cover the additional ‘hidden’ costs, such as…

  • Cost of Samples/Consultations (always, always, always order a Sample from your chosen Wedding Invitation Designer if they don’t offer Consultations)
  • Cost of Delivery (find out whether this is included in the price or not)
  • Cost of Postage Stamps

As you can imagine, these hidden costs can all begin to add up!!

So that’s it! Hopefully, you’ll use the 3% formula to work out your Wedding Invitation budget and consider my other tips too… I hope they’ve been helpful for you, as there can be a lot to consider when it comes to your Wedding Invitations.

Love, Leonie xx

P.s. The Wedding Invitation shown is custom version of Classique from my Collection…

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