Now that you’re engaged, it’s time to think about sending out those wedding invitations. Your invites are not only informative; they will set the tone and reveal the theme of your wedding to your guests. So if you’re looking to save on your wedding budget, here are some great tips to help you with the cost of your invitations.
- Check with the post office about the cost of stamps on envelopes of an unusual size or shape (such as square envelopes compared to rectangular).
- Omit the pre-stamped response card and invite guests to respond online. Include a link to your own website on your invitation.
- Check out the paper for the invitations and choose with care. Some high-priced papers are imported, handmade or cotton-rag and that adds to the price.
- Don’t get carried away: choose only the upgrades that are important to you.
- Be aware of extras that you may not need. These include envelope liners, special inks and hand-painted detailing.
- Check out the appearance of lower cost printing techniques. Offset and digital printing can save as much as half the cost of letterpress and engraving because these techniques are labour-intensive.
- Order extra invitations in your original order. The cost is minimal. If you have to go back for extra invitations at a later date, the setup charge can be considerable.
- Don’t print a separate map to the sites of the service and reception. On your invitation, invite guests to visit your website for directions.