Your wedding stationery is one of those items on your list that’s easy to ignore. After all, how expensive can paper really be? The answer – REALLY expensive.
If you’ve browsed wedding invitation websites, or even made at appointment at your local stationery shop, you may have come away with sticker shock. Wedding invitations can easily run you $5 or more each – and that doesn’t include postage.
Take a deep breath. We’ve got a little advice on hacks that add up to big time deals on your wedding invitations and more.
1. Get Your RSVP Cards for Free
When you’re looking at wedding invites, it’s easy to be lured by a low price on the invitation itself. But then, you add up all the extras like your response cards and extra information cards and suddenly, your invite has more than doubled in price.
Avoid the bait and switch by ordering a wedding invitation set that has RSVP cards included. Our sets are just 99¢ and include your response card at no extra charge.
2. Keep Postage Cheap
Assembling your wedding invitations, only to realize that they are so heavy that your postage may double is a terrible feeling. We’ve heard heartbreaking stories of brides creating gorgeous DIY invitations to save money, only to have them cost over a dollar each to mail (goodbye savings!). Wedding invitation postage drama is real, you guys!
Our best advice: take one invite suite to the post office and weigh it to get an exact postage price before you assemble all of your invitations. Our chic and cheap invite suites are designed to be mailed with just one standard stamp, saving you a huge headache, and lots of cash.
And don’t forget: you need to add postage to your rsvp cards before you send them to your guests. To save money here, use response postcards instead of cards with envelopes. Postcard stamps are 30% cheaper, which adds up big time.
3. Gather Your RSVPs Online
If you want to save on the expense of sending physical RSVP cards, gather yours online instead. Be sure your word your online rsvp just right and don’t forget about accommodating your not-so-tech-savvy guests with a phone number instead.
Using an online RSVP service might mean that you don’t have a use for your response card from your invitation set. Instead of tossing them in the trash, get creative. We’ve seen couples personalize them as thank you postcards or information cards.
4. Add Your Own Ribbon or Twine
We’ve love a good wedding invitation hack and this is our favorite. If you’re drooling over heavily embellished invitations from boutique wedding invitation website, but can’t stomach the price, this one’s for you.
Don’t even think about making your own wedding invitations. If feels like a money-saver, but usually winds up being a headache that hardly saves you anything. However, once you have your cheap wedding invitations in-hand, head to the craft store for some DIY embellishments.
Our favorite DIY touch on a rustic wedding invite is twine; it’s so cheap and adds a lot of personality. If you’re going for an elegant look, add a satin or raw silk ribbon.
5. Send a Holiday Card Save the Date
Here’s a tip you’ve probably never heard before. Send your save the date cards over the holiday season and it can double as your holiday card. We have a whole collection of Christmas save the dates that are full of festive style, but you could customize any save the date to feel holiday-ish with the right photo and colors.
Your wedding guests will totally love these, and your holiday card budget will too!
Happy planning, brides and grooms! xoxo