Are you wondering where to get wedding invitations printed? After doing a lot of digging, we wanted to figure out the best place to print your DIY wedding invites to help do-it-yourself brides.
As you may have seen by now, printable wedding invitations are a big trend. With so many printable invites on Etsy and Minted, couples are finding it easier to buy the design file for an invite and print their wedding invitations at a local printer.
Why? Why are couples choosing to get wedding invitations printed themselves?
Good question. The most direct answer is… it’s often cheaper. You can get wedding invitations printed yourself at a local print shop or online. You are able to have more control over your printing costs, whether that means saving on the paper (higher quality costs more), printing less of them, or using fewer enclosures.
Plus, you can print as many — or as little — as you’d like!
And since a design file is sent to you via email, there are no shipping costs needed for your invitations.
So, when you add it all up, and if you’re comfortable printing your wedding invitations yourself, then voila — you may just save yourself a ton of money.
After you buy the design file online (scope out these printable wedding invites for inspiration), you’ll quickly wonder: where to get wedding invitations printed.
And that’s where we come in! Let’s discuss it.
The Best Place to Print Wedding Invitations
When someone says to get wedding invites printed at your local print shop, you may immediately think of your local print supply or office store. But wait. Most of those stores aren’t even open right now, nor do they have the paper supplies right now to meet your demand.
We are, after all, in quarantine right now. :)
So, what is a bride to do when she needs to know where to get wedding invitations printed RIGHT NOW?! Online! Yes, you can get your wedding invites printed online and it’s super easy to do.
If I were buying printable wedding invites right now and printing them myself — quarantined or not! — I would still go with Basic Invite.
Of alllllllll the places we’ve scoped out for DIY brides, they have by far the easiest upload-your-own wedding invitation service that allows you to upload your wedding invite design and get it printed online.
Plus, since they are in the business of, ya know, PRINTING wedding invitations on the regular, they know what they’re doing design-wise, paper-wise, print-wise — the whole shebang, shall I say.
This means when you buy your printable invitation and then upload it to get it printed on their website, you can buy with confidence.
How confident? The kind of rock-solid confidence I have walking into the room in Quarantine Day #49394 wearing my same sweat pants and cool-ass “Good Times” sweatshirt with 100% certainty that Andrew still thinks I’m sexy as hell. That’s love, baby.
Okay, maybe now THAT confident. But you get the idea. :)
I like Basic Invite and highly recommend them.
Here’s how easy they are to work with. Plus, they’re a small, tight-knit team and they love what they do. They really take pride in their wedding invitation printing expertise and it shows!
Here’s how it works.
Where to Print Wedding Invitations
1. Buy your wedding invitation from anywhere.
You can buy invitations from their collection here, or you can buy any printable design from your other favorite store. We shared some new printables here, so it’s worth taking a look; I know Etsy has a ton of beautiful wedding printables here, too.
Save the design and edit the file to your liking. Change up the font, wording, colors, etc.
PROOFREAD it. And then have your partner proofread it. :)
Then, save it!
2. Upload your design.
Then, visit the upload your design section and click on an option. They offer a few different options for printing different wedding invitation sizes with some options as low as $0.89 each!
It will look something like this, as you’re completing your invite design and getting ready to add to cart.
This is the best place to get wedding invitations printed online because you can select so many customizations: choose the shape (square, rounded, bracket, or ticket); buy specialty paper (they even explain the differences in quality and price); choose your quantity (discounts depending on how much you buy, bonus!), and you can even ORDER A SAMPLE! How great is that?!
3. Hit “Next”.
Preview your design, choose the backing style (you can add photos to the back, a design, or leave it blank). Hit “next” again” and you’ll choose your envelope style.
You can even add guest addressing or return address printing on your envelopes if you’d like!
4. Add to cart.
Then, complete your purchase and wait for your beautiful wedding invitations to get printed and shipped to your door.
It’s never been easier. And while you’re busy getting your invites printed, you can even click their handy chat button in the corner and ask a question. (If they’re not available off-hours, just leave a message. They’re great about getting back to you with any questions you may have!)
IF you need inspiration, here are a few invites we spotted on their site, in case you don’t want to have to buy a printable wedding invite file, edit it, and THEN upload.
You can simply order any of these designs and edit right on the same website, then get your wedding invitations printed.
So, there you have it: the best place to get wedding invitations printed.
I hope this helps you as you DIY your own invites and, as Lil Dicky would say, Save Dat Money [CLEAN]. The part about the “oooooh, don’t double charge me for that” re: the ice coffee makes me laugh EVERY TIME. :)