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When you think of cheap wedding invitations, you may envision something arts + craftsy looking. Or you may be thinking, I need to buy inexpensive invitations but I don’t want them to look cheap! I hear you. If anyone hears you, we hear you. We love to save money on wedding stuff!
Invitations that look elegant and offer the formality of a wedding without a hefty price tag may sound like a daunting task, but it’s actually pretty easy to save money when you know where to find cheap wedding invitations… that don’t look cheap, of course.
These invitations don’t look like a bargain, but they’re the most inexpensive wedding invitations you can find online. In this post, we’ll show you exactly where to buy cheap invitations for weddings that will leave a lasting impression on guests (and save you a little money along the way).
The trick is not how much you spend but where you buy affordable wedding invitations. We’ll show you where to find cheap wedding invites that will save you money on your overall budget, plus provide some other cost-savers like sending RSVP reply cards, bundling your wedding stationery to save on shipping costs, and even bonuses like free addressing on your envelopes. To help, we’re rounding up nine of the best places to buy inexpensive invitations for your big day. We’re also including some coupon codes at the end of this post to multiply your savings.
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Cheap Wedding Invitations
Here’s our list of the best places to buy cheap wedding invitations that look beautiful.
Where to Buy Cheap Wedding Invitations
Etsy, known as a place for handmade, may sound arts-and-craftsy, but it’s actually filled to the brim with gorgeous, elegant and affordable invitations for weddings by independent designers. The beauty of this marketplace? Buying your invitations directly from the designer. This cuts lots of “middleman” costs you may have from larger print companies and, hey, you’re even supporting small business! (Go, you!)
The invitations on Etsy can have a large range of prices, so utilize the search filters and tools to find a price in your ballpark. You will find luxurious stationery and cheap wedding invitations; you just need to set the dollar amount you’d like to spend when you search.
Whether you want printed invitations or a custom invitation you can print yourself at home (another affordable option!), you’ll find it here. There are dozens of themes, colors, typography, paper choices, templates, styles, and more from which to choose.
There are way too many beautiful designers to name them all, but here are a few that are trending right now.
This invitation is one of the top sellers and features a rustic and minimalist design. You can get a sample for as low as $0.26! It is by DiyIdoShop.
These cheap wedding invitations from Level 33 Graphics are always a hot-selling invite design for fall and come in at under $1 — they’re actually $0.89 right now!
These kraft paper invitations are always a great option (from White and Kraft):
And these cheap invitations from Smiling Tag:
Invitations like these from Noted Occasions can be printed or purchased as a template/digital file. This means you can buy the digital version and edit it however you like to print at home. This will save you a lot of money. Sandy is awesome to work with and can help you with every step along the way (even if you have no idea how to edit the template!)
-Shop more affordable wedding invitations on Etsy here.
2. Amazon Handmade
With the millions of people who already use Amazon for its convenience of products, it’s no wonder cheap wedding invites are one of their most-searched terms and products.
But before you start searching for invites like this, where you fill them in with a pen (not suitable for weddings), you’ll want to make sure you’re searching for cheap wedding invitations in their handmade section. These are the custom invitations that are printed out for you and shipped to your door. Try this section if you’re unsure. Ever since Amazon launched its Handmade section, I’ve been pretty impressed with the products offered, especially affordable ones. Opt for printed invitations and use filters in your search to keep things simple (choose Prime, if you have it — and if you don’t, get it for free for 30 days here, it’s a total game-changer for your budget — and limit the cost to “$25 and under”. We’ve found tons of cheap wedding invitations here for under $1-$2each.
These invitations are one such example by SelfStationery and they are only $1.50 each. This is a pretty great price, considering the beautiful laser cut overlay and design. You can even get a free sample here if you want to see the quality in-person before you buy.
You can buy floral design invitations, like these by Level 33, on Amazon for only $0.95. That’s a great bargain on invitations.
Shop invitations here.
The invitations at Minted are one-of-a-kind, but you may think their invitations are too expensive. But that’s where you’re wrong! Minted is probably the highest-priced invitations in this list, but they’re still a great option for couples looking to save money on wedding invitations.
They have a special section for couples on a budget with their all-in-one invitation suite. This specialty style includes your entire wedding invite in one unique compact design, without the need for an extra envelope (and has an RSVP postcard!) There are many designs to choose from and these invitations cost around $1.50 each. They also offer FREE guest addressing on the envelopes; that’s a huge cost-saver in itself. You can typically find a discount code of 20% off to save money on wedding invitations, if you’re checking out their homepage regularly.
In addition, you can get a free wedding website to match the invitations you choose.
That’s so much win.
In addition, we love how you can pick a design to apply to other areas of your wedding such as coordinating table numbers, place cards, menus, escort cards, and more — even thank you cards for after the wedding.
When you’re already looking to save money on invitations, it’s important to see what other extras you can find. At Minted, you can get FREE address printing (so you won’t have to hand-address them, yet they’ll look very professional). Another fave? A FREE wedding website (that looks stunning, tbh).
In addition, you can save money by choosing their “petite” wedding invitations and skipping the gold foil. These invites are printed on a smaller card, which requires less printing and thus, the savings are passed on to you.
These affordable wedding invitations by Stacey Meachem are the petite size and as low as $2 each.
Check out the full collection of invitations here.
And if you want to opt for one of their more classic invitation designs, don’t forget: you can score cheap wedding invites simply by having a smaller, more intimate wedding. Trimming your guest list is one easy couples can save HUGE on overall costs — and your wedding invite is definitely a big part of the budget! (We talk about it in-depth on our podcast episode here.)
I always thought Zazzle was just for printing funny t-shirts and mugs, until I browsed their unique wedding invites recently. Like similar websites, they work with handcrafted designers to offer designs in their showcase and many of them are great for budget brides. You can shop them on Zazzle here.
This beautiful, simple invitation is by Blush Paper Co. and comes in around the $2 mark. This is a very elegant style!
This is one example by Cards By Flora and comes in at around $1.70.
To make a huge dent in your budget, you can find cheap wedding invitations when you sort by price like this search query which will automatically sort the invites by price, all under the $5 price-point.
You can browse more here.
You already know Shutterfly for their huge collection cool photo albums and photo gifts; but did you know Shutterfly is also a great budget option for invitations? You can find a vast selection of cheap wedding invitations as low as $ 1 each. Start browsing here
7. Basic Invite
One of the simplest and definitely easiest-to-use sources for cheap invitations comes from Basic Invite.
It is fully customizable and offers tons of designs; they also boast some of the most inexpensive wedding invitations, menus, and more than we’ve seen yet. These affordable invitations can be found here.
Note: They also offer specialty invitations, like acrylic or wood, at discounted prices! Clear invitations aka acrylic may cost a bit more, but this is the cheapest place we’ve found acrylic wedding invitations, that’s for sure!
You can shop here.
Who says you need to send paper invitations at all?
I mean, I love paper invitations as much as the next person, but if you are seriously looking to cut costs, a place like The Paperless Post or Greenvelope are great alternatives. Since couples are looking for more eco-friendly alternatives, we can see digital wedding invites becoming a huge trend, even if just for the save the date and additional stationery options (like rehearsal dinner invites, bridal shower invites, etc.)
9. Printable wedding invitations
One of the cheapest routes for invitations? Print them yourself! Printable invitations are a big trend now because you only pay for the digital design fee and then you can print an unlimited number of invitations.
Hello, lovely cost savings.
The only difference here, though, is you’re going to need to know a little bit about editing templates, printing, and what kind of paper you need. The people who design printable invitations — at least the lovely ones with whom we’ve worked with, like Elmwood Paperie as one example, are happy to help guide you through the process. And to be honest, it’s actually really easy once you get started. :)
You can print your wedding invitations thanks to artisans who create printable invites; just buy the custom design and print at your local print shop. This is a great option for brides who want to print many invitations because you aren’t charged per invitation, but rather as a design fee for unlimited prints. You can buy printable invites here.
Some go-to places for cheap wedding invitations you can print yourself are ViolaMirabilisDesign, ShopPaperVine, and Elmwood Paperie on Etsy. Not only are they awesome to work with, but there are SO MANY designs to choose from. You can have them printed for you, or opt for the design file to print yourself.
Here’s a really popular template — this “I Do, Me Too” style — which is a terrific invitation for couples on a budget.
For example, these printable invitations are from AquarelaPrintables and you can get a full suite for around $26. Or, just order the invitation itself for around $11 and print as many as you’d like! You can get wedding invitation paper like this and take to your local print sop (like FedEx, Kinko’s or The UPS Store).
Another design I adore:
And there you have it: the nine best places to find cheap wedding invites. It’s not hard to save money on your wedding when you know where to shop, am I right? If we missed anything, let us know in the comment box below! We’d love to hear your thoughts / suggestions / questions / etc. :)
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So, what do you think of these cheap wedding invitations? Did we help you find a good deal?
Editor’s Note: Post updated in 2020.
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