Are you looking for cheap wedding invitations with RSVP card included? The latest Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Lindsay, is wonders the very same thing. But first, how’s your wedding budget looking? If you’re working on wedding invitations, you’ve probably already discovered they cost way more than you either expected, budgeted for, or imagined. You can get cheap wedding invitations with rsvp (response card) and enclosures without breaking the budget. That is, of course, if you know where to look and you aren’t very picky about particular embellishments, designs, special printing processes, or paper weight. Just as no two couples are the same, wedding budgets and preferences vary greatly; everyone needs wedding invitations but you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money on them. If you need wedding invitations printed fast, need them to be cheap, and need them to come with RSVP cards, we’re here to help! Lindsay writes us with the following…
“Hi Emmaline! I am trying to save money on my wedding by going cheaper on invites. The problem is I can’t find cheap wedding invitations with RSVP cards included for $2 or less. Help!“
Great question, Lindsay! I hear ya, the cost of wedding invitations can really add up. And if you want cheap wedding invitations with RSVP cards, you’re looking at an even higher cost (each little enclosure and tiny envelope really drives up the cost). There are some really incredible wedding invitations out there at $4, $5 a piece but they’re not for everyone. And if you need to trim the wedding budget, buying cheap wedding invitations is certainly a great place to start (as well as cutting the guest list — p.s. here’s how to cut the guest list without guilt). Anyways, back to your question: we’ve done some serious digging and we were able to swoop in to the rescue! But we also wanted to point out a few tips to help you pick the most affordable wedding invitations in your budget without skimping too much on quality. Here’s how to get cheap wedding invitations with RSVP cards on a budget!
Cheap Wedding Invitations with RSVP Response Card
1. Decide how much you want to spend on invitations.
Be realistic with your budget. Do you want to spend $0.10 per invitation? How about a quarter per invite? Of course, but what will they look like? Spend just a little bit more — we’re talking $0.50 to $1.50 each, or $2.00 — and you’ll see a massive jump in quality. That’s why the $4 invitations you’ve seen look so frame-worthy! Each little jump in price makes invitations look that much nicer.
2. Read reviews.
Saving money by buying cheap wedding invitations is a good idea. But did you know that a terrible idea is buying cheap wedding invitations WITHOUT reading up on reviews? It can cost you more than those expensive wedding invites you’ve been hearting like crazy on Instagram in the long run. Here’s why: buying cheap invitations from a non-reputable source can mean 1) incorrect spelling, wording, or awful ink quality, 2) never receiving an order at all, or 3) receiving an order too late to even send. If any of these things happen, your cheap wedding invitations are now useless to you and much more expensive because you’ll need to re-order. And spend time finding new cheap wedding invitations with RSVP cards, or direction cards, or postcards replies. So, yeah, do your homework! Read reviews!
It’s tempting to wait until the last minute when buying invitations of any size. Who wants to plop down a hundred or more dollars at any given time for anything, unless they really have to? Especially when you have to wait weeks to see them in person? But when you do find the perfect cheap wedding invitations with RSVP card or map or direction card or whatever it is you want, don’t wait. Order as soon as possible. (PRO TIP: You need to mail wedding invitations six to eight weeks before the wedding, so we recommend ordering at least four to six months before the wedding. Destination wedding invitations should be mailed out even earlier — ten to twelve weeks before the wedding.) That’s because the insane pricing deal might not last, or the designer might come to their senses and raise their prices, or the invitations you really love might not be able to be sent to you in time. And, as I mentioned in number two, that just costs you more in the long run.
Proofread your wedding invitation draft. And then ask your significant other to proofread it. And then send the draft to your mom. Moms always catch something no one else sees, because they’re extremely detailed and super awesome. And then give the final okay to the printer. Few errors in weddings are more annoying for the sender than a misspelling, or the wrong address, or the wrong date on your wedding invitations.
Always order one sample before you go in for the entire order. This will help tremendously by seeing the quality first-hand before you buy all the invitations at once.
And if you need to save even more…
6. Skip the RSVP card.
You can really nix the RSVP response card altogether if you really want to save a little more. I like an old-fashioned RSVP card, but I also get it that not everyone wants to spend extra money and postage or hassle asking guests to mail something back. Let alone waiting for them to come in the mail and then have to call people who don’t respond. To skip the RSVP card, have guests RSVP online for free! RSVPify is just one example of online rsvp services (you can get 10% off here on a premium plan). Another choice is AppyCouple, which links together RSVPs with your custom wedding website. Both are really awesome ideas for the modern age! I mean, who isn’t already on their phone? Why not let guests just quickly send you an RSVP electronically? Makes sense to us!
Cheap Wedding Invitations with Response Card
Since you did ask for cheap wedding invitations with response card included in it, we wanted to deliver on our promise to find them! Here are some cheap wedding invitations with RSVP card under $2 each! We’ve also included a few without RSVP cards (in case you opt for something like this as mentioned in #6 above). These invites were spotted at White and Kraft, Only By Invite, Hip Hip Hooray Studio, and Whimsical Prints, RosaLilla, and Wishmade. You can see more by clicking on the photo or the link directly underneath each invitation.
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