Five Tips To Save Money on Wedding Invitations
Wedding invitations are, undoubtedly, one of the biggest pains in the backside a bride will face during her wedding planning. Gathering up all of the names and addresses is hard enough, however sorting out the invitation wording, the style, postage, accessories, and more can make a bride-to-be want to rip her hair out!
Now, imagine all of that stress that comes with wedding invitations, and add on an extremely tight budget! While this sounds like a couple’s worst nightmare, it truly doesn’t have to be. Here at The I Do Moment we have plenty of articles addressing wedding invitations and how to relieve the stress of choosing the right ones. On top of that, we have five tips below that will help you save money and still have fabulous looking wedding invitations at the end of it all!
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How To Cut Costs On Invitations
Tip #1 – Order well ahead of time
Waiting till the last minute is always a recipe for disaster. Not only does it make it nigh impossible to fix any mistakes with the invitations, but it makes it a lot more expensive! Rush ordering a massive amount of wedding stationary is going to cost extra. To save yourself the stress (and quite a few bucks in the process), order your wedding invitations around six months in advance!
Tip #2 – Print extras
Your guest list can change clear up to the last few weeks of the wedding. So what happens when you miscalculated and you are up ten individuals without extra invitations? Well, expect to pay an arm and a leg for those additional invitations, especially if you have to rush order them. Ordering small quantities of invitations means you pay a lot more per piece, so it is always best to buy them in bulk! Buy a few extra wedding invitations from the start and have peace of mind for the months leading up to your wedding!
Tip #3 – DIY Kits
Many people do not have the time, patience, or skills needed to create professional looking wedding invitations. Because of this, most simply accept their shortcomings and purchase them online. Fortunately there is a unique moneysaving option for budget wedding planner brides – DIY wedding invitation kits!
These kits can be printable kits or they can be kits that simply need information inserted in them. Click below to see examples of each DIY wedding invitation kit and see what best works for you.
Tip #4 – Nix the RSVP cards
Everyone, nowadays, contacts each other through social media services, email, text messages, and phone calls. Formal RSVP messages can easily be done away with to save money on the paper as well as the postage! Instruct your guests to RSVP online or by phone!
- Hint – if you don’t know how to have your guests RSVP online, go to TheKnot.com and create your own mini website for your wedding! It’s super easy, allows you to create an RSVP spot for your guests, and you can sneakily show your guests your wedding registry lists online all in one spot!
Tip #5 – Negotiate your price
Unfortunately negotiation is an art that seems to be dying. Many people don’t bother haggling for prices simply because it is something that you can’t do at your local Wal-Mart or other chain stores. The prices there are set for mainstream stores, however you can haggle with your wedding vendors and suppliers. Speak with your potential invitation provider and see if you can get a bigger discount by ordering all of your wedding stationary from them! Never hurts to ask, and the worst you can get is a no!
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