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7 Tips on How to Save Money on Wedding Invitations

Updated: May 20

Paying for a wedding can get pretty expensive. That's why it's very important to establish a budget from the very beginning. You'll find yourself with a long list of things you never even considered paying for during the wedding planning process. That's because everything has a pretty little price tag affixed to it. We're talking about everything from the wedding cake, to escort cards, and even the cute little bows tied to the menu cards. However, if you're smart about it, there are ways to cut costs on your wedding beginning with your wedding invitations. We want to share our 7 Tips on How to Save Money on Wedding Invitations.


7 Tips on How to Save Money on Wedding Invitations

Photographer: Nicee Martin



1. Make Your Own


If you are pretty creative yourself or love the idea of more intimate wedding invitations, one of our 7 Tips on How to Save Money on Wedding Invitations is to make them yourself. Craft stores like Michaels even have make-your-own invitation kits that could get you started as a base. You can always add more embellishments like glitter or rhinestones to make your invitations fancier.



2. Use One Company


On your quest to find stationery for your wedding invitations, we recommend using one company for all your stationery needs. This includes your invites, save-the-dates, and RSVP cards. You will find that stationery companies may offer package deals or other discounts when you order everything from them which will ultimately save you money.



3. Create a Wedding Website


In the world of the world wide web, many couples have a wedding website. That's why creating a wedding website is on our list of 7 Tips on How to Save Money on Wedding Invitations. Creating a wedding website allows you to share information about your wedding and your wedding activities with your guests.



4. Online RSVPs


Eliminate the cost of extra paper or cardstock by allowing your guests to RSVP online. Not only is this an easy way for you to keep track of your guest list it also saves you money on postage stamps.



5. Use Postcards


Also included on our list of 7 Tips on How to Save Money on Wedding Invitations is by using postcards. With websites like Etsy, Minted, and Zazzle, you can make your invitations or save the dates. Be even more creative by adding a photo of the couple to create a personalized feel.



6. Always Order Extras


Instead of going back to the stationer because you forgot to add someone to the guest list, we suggest ordering extras "just in case". Ordering a few extras is a great way to save money on rush fees or reprints.



7. Reconsider Print Options


We've all seen that beautiful calligraphy writing on wedding invitations. However, if you are looking for ways to save money on wedding invitation costs, you can eliminate the fancy print, such as engraving and embossing. Consult with the stationer for other more affordable options.



If you would like to learn more about our 7 Tips on How to Save Money on Wedding Invitations, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planning professionals.


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