They may only be small, but your wedding invites are an integral part of your big day. They give your guests some valuable insight into the look and feel of your wedding and provide them with all the essential details. Many brides go way over budget when designing their invites when in reality they could save you money and still look fantastic. Take a look at these three ways you can save money on your invitations and save your pennies for your honeymoon instead.
Don’t make mistakes
This might seem like an obvious point, but it could cost you a lot of money to rectify. If you’re sticking to a tight budget, the last thing you want is to have replaced invitations that have incorrect details or spelling mistakes. Triple check your spelling and grammar and ensure the venue address and times are also correct. Once you have checked, ask a friend or family member to check too. Fresh eyes could spot something you might have missed. Also, buy a couple of extra invitations and envelopes. These will be useful in case you forget to invite someone or if any of your invites gets damaged while you prepare to send them out. Again it could cost you a lot to reorder your invites, especially if they only come in bulk.
Make them yourself
If you have the time and patience, making your wedding invitations could also save you a great deal. You can buy pre-made sets like these DIY wedding invites by Pure Invitation that give you all the pieces you need, you just have to stick them together. Choose a design that works with the theme of your wedding and spend a few evenings or weekends getting creative. You could even ask your bridesmaids, children or parents to help you by creating a productive assembly line. This will get your invitations made in no time at all and everyone will be pleased to get involved with the process. Or if these sets don’t appeal, get on Photoshop and design your own. These can be easily printed from home, and you’ll be getting exactly what you want from the design without spending a fortune.
Email your invites
In this day and age, everything is done online. A great cost effective way of sending out invitations to your wedding is by emailing them rather than posting them. This is often quicker, and you can get an instant response from your guests without having to spend money on postage or waiting for RSVP cards. Make sure it looks like an invitation rather than a boring email and triple check everyone’s email addresses before sending them out. Don’t forget to have a few invitations made up to send to parents and grandparents who may not use emails. You’ll have spent next to nothing on your invites and minimized your paper usage.
These three ways can help out any bride who wants to save a bit of money, regardless of what kind of wedding you’re planning. Your invitations will look fantastic and give that important first impression that will set the tone for your big day.