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Planning a wedding can add up quickly in costs. It may seem like every time you turn around, there’s another wedding task that costs money. But there are several ways to save money on wedding invitations and today we’re showing you exactly how to do it.
In this post, you’ll learn five creative ways to save money on invites so you can use the savings on other things for your wedding (or just put it into your savings account). From petite sizes to cheaper postage, we’ll show you how to cut costs on your wedding invitation.
How to Save Money on Wedding Invitations
Did you know that wedding invite mistakes are one of the major reasons why couples overspend on their invitation budget? When you forget to proofread — especially with the spelling of names, making sure the date is correct, time, and venue location — you’ll end up needing to re-order invitations and get them reprinted. This is a significant way to waste money, so be sure to spend time proofreading the invitations before you order them. It helps to have a fresh set of eyes on them, too, so ask your fiance or a friend to look it over before the order is final.
2. Don’t buy more than you need.
You don’t need one invitation per person, but rather per family or couple. This is one way to easily save money on wedding invitations by not ordering more invites than you really need.
3. Do RSVPs digitally.
This year, we’re seeing the trend of digital RSVP cards more than ever before. We’re loving the ease it brings to guests (who doesn’t love a quick RSVP through a quick QR code?), the stress-relief it brings to couples (no more waiting around for the mail), and the amazing way you can save money on wedding invites just by utilizing this option.
A digital RSVP means guests will confirm if they can or cannot attend your wedding by letting you know online. This can occur on your wedding website (free!) Guests simply navigate to the website upon receiving the invitation and will confirm a quick yes or no. How does this save money on wedding invites? That’s easy: you won’t need to order RSVP cards, response card envelopes, and add return postage to the envelopes. Whew — that’s a lot of money saved!
4. Skip the extras.
Although I love a carefully-constructed invitation suite, adding “extras” to your invites can quickly add up in costs. Items like belly bands, vellum paper, specialty wax seals, and stickers can quickly add significant costs to your wedding invitation budget. These items are beautiful, but if you don’t mind omitting them, you’ll end up saving money on wedding invitations by skipping them.
5. Shop budget wedding invitations.
You don’t have to sacrifice quality simply because you’d like to save money on wedding stationery. Instead, you just need to know where to shop. Minted offers a budget bride section that includes petite-sized invitations, four-panel, or all-in-one invites. These three options are perfect for couples looking to cut costs on wedding invitations. (You can browse these unique cost-saving invitations here.)
As an example, here is the popular all-in-one style by Benita Crandall. This invitation actually folds inside itself to be its own outer envelope. No envelope required! The invitation itself is attached to a perforated RSVP postcard that is addressed and ready for guests to tear off and drop in the mail.
Here’s another style (by Kristie Kern):
Another style is the petite invitation: it is simply a smaller size, which requires smaller printing and thus, saves you money. Here’s a beautiful example by Leah Bisch:
And last but not least, you can save money on your wedding invites with a four-panel invitation. Here is an example of this unique fold-over style (by Kate Ahn):
See? That’s pretty easy! I hope it helps. :)
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