How to Save Money on Invitations without Having to DIY Everything
Perhaps you are craving beautiful invitations but don’t want to spend thousands on a suite. Time is scant, and a complete DIY is not an option. Or, maybe paper goods aren’t really your thing, and you just want something that gives your guests the details on when and where. Here are three ways to do invites on the cheap, with some pizazz!
From good ol’ Evites to fun services like Paperless Post, you can save paper and save money. Customize and send, without having to worry about postage and envelopes. You can find templates that scream loud, bold colors and fun, along with more muted, elegant templates, plus everything in between. As a bonus, it’s also a centralized way to track RSVPs.
Pre-designed invitation suites
If you do love paper and stationery, try going to a shop such as Paper Source or Papyrus. Stores like these offer wedding suites at a fraction of the cost of a calligrapher. You can still have the swirly, beautiful lettering; good card stock; the florals; and the gold accents without going over budget. The selections are also usually extensive, so chances are, you’ll find something you love. Some stores and brands may also offer the option for you to print the invitations at home, which can help you save a little more, if you have a tiny bit of time to put in the work.
Bare(er) bones custom suites
Still wanting a lovingly-crafted, hand-lettered custom invitation suite? That’s still possible, if you don’t take all the trimmings. Custom packages can start around $1,000, but you can cap it around there. Things that increase the price include embossing; monograms; and art details. If you can live without some of these, then a custom wedding suite is still possible. Talk to your calligrapher about your budget and see what is available to you.
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