If you are on a tight budget for your wedding and still have a lot of wedding preparations to do and are finding ways to cut down on things that would make your budget rise, there is one thing that you can do; designing cheap wedding invitations by making them yourself. To do so, we have gathered some tips and tricks that will help you in saving money on wedding invitations yet get the best outcome for your wedding invites just the way you wanted.
Ways you could Save Money on Wedding Invites
Make your Own
The most overlooked way to save money on your wedding preps is to design and make your own printable invitation templates. A lot of couples are very confused and unsure as to designing their own wedding invites will lead to an unprofessional and sloppy invites. And with already going too much with them, they don’t want to take the hassle of designing one on their own, but with everything available on the internet, you can now design your own professional looking wedding invite in just a few clicks away.
Help from a Crafty Friend
Despite having the option number one stated above, if you are still unsure and uncomfortable in preparing you own wedding invitation, you could always take a help from your crafty friend. Some people love taking up projects like these which allows them to express themselves as a creative person. This will not only save you time but also money.
Skip Embossing and Engraving
Engraving and embossing are one of the oldest forms of printing on a wedding invite but they are the priciest. And even though they are old and costly, the look very beautiful. But since you are on a budget you need to let go off some things and come up with alternatives such as thermography which is alternatively very less in terms of price and look somewhat similar to engraving.
Formal wedding invitations are generally very complicated with lots of use of papers and envelopes which obviously requires a lot of money too. What you can do is that eliminate the use of number of papers and go for a single card and single envelope idea. Avoiding using so many layers of paper not only saves you money but is also more of an eco-friendly idea as well.
Using a Standard Envelope
When you get too fancy with your envelope, it ends up costing you a lot. If you want to decrease your cost, it is suggested to go for non-lined envelopes as the weight of the lining can increase the cost. Note that envelopes are just packaging and will eventually be torn by people once received.