Your wedding invitation is your first opportunity to wow your guests and give them a prelude for fabulous things to come. This is your chance to foreshadow the style of your wedding, so take advantage. But don’t let memorable wedding invitations and stationery spell the end to your carefully planned wedding budget. With our priceless wedding invitation suggestions, you can make an impressive impact without breaking the bank.
Cut That Guest List!
You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again…downsize the number of invitees. Forget inviting every person you’ve ever known; your weddign invitation costs increase exponentially by the number you need to create. So for every guest deemed unnecessary, voila – instant savings!
Learn your Lingo
The options you choose impacts the price, so go ahead and familiarize yourself with the common options and their costs. If your wedding invitation budget is extremely tight, laser printing is your least expensive option.
A stationery rule of thumb: the more your wedding invitation weighs, the more it costs. Not only are bulky papers more expensive, but heavier invitations cost more at the postage meter possibly too. So if you found a design you love but can’t afford, re-create it on lighter weight papers and include less inserts. Consider losing the inner envelope, and use response postcards instead of cards with envelopes.
Mind the Meter
When multiplied by hundreds, postage costs add up quickly. There are other tricks to keep postage costs at a minimum. Bring your wedding invitations and other mailings to the post office and have them metered for the exact amount, instead of buying stacks of stamp books and rounding up to the nearest 39 cent mark.
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