Ideas For Cheap Wedding Invitations


Your wedding Invitations are a reflection of you as a couple and what you want your wedding to be like. Your invitations give your guests the first clue as to what the tone and formality of the wedding will be!

Do your homework and plan carefully, whether you purchase or make your own. Once you realize how many elements there are to invitations and other wedding stationery, you may want to eliminate items that are not necessarily top priority within your budget.

You may eliminate "Save the Date" notices and opt instead to call or email your guests. Years ago, invitations were thick with extra envelopes and tissue paper…all of which can be left out today!

NOTE: Invitations should be sent out about 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding, so be sure to allow time for production, and addressing of your invites.

CCW Top Tips:

  • Plan ahead and know what you want. It is often cheaper to purchase a whole package rather than order different elements at different times.
  • Remember, larger and odd shaped envelopes sometimes require extra postage.
  • In general, the simpler your design, the cheaper invitations will be. Consider using one color of ink and passing on fancy designs.
  • Make your own...There are great wedding invitation kits available at office supply and craft stores. Create your own a one of a kind design. Have it duplicated at a print shop or office supply store (practice printing your custom DIY invitations on plain paper before you head off to printer).
  • Add pretty details…use beautiful postage stamps, embellish your invitations yourself with ribbon, rose petals, or lace. Use unique seals or cool decorative scissors.
  • Make 10-25 extra invites and be sure to keep a few for yourself as keepsakes.
  • Always order extra envelopes and invitations. Be prepared for mistakes and avoid last minute printing charges.
  • Use a post card as your RSVP…the postage is cheaper.
  • Whether you DIY or have your invitations printed…Proofread, Proofread, Proofread! And then ask a friend to proofread them too!
  • Another great way to communicate additional information while saving paper and money...use your personal wedding website to let your guests know directions, maps, rainy day plans and rehearsal dinner info. Some personal wedding websites are free or very inexpensive.
  • Shop..Shop outside of the “wedding invitation” kits and opt to use other stationery. If you're buying printed invitations, check out office supply stores, print shops, warehouse stores, dollar stores, and the Internet.

Last but not least, recruit friends and family to help with any aspect of your cheap wedding invitations...especially addressing the envelopes!

"TyingThe Knot" Save The Date; Courtesy of The Natural Wedding Company

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