Inexpensive Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations are often one of the largest expenses in the budget for a wedding. However, they don't have to be. There are various things you can do to have inexpensive wedding invitations.

Search the Internet

The Internet is a fabulous source for finding inexpensive wedding invitations. Do an online search, and then check out a large number of websites, comparing prices as you go. Continue until you find the invitations you like at a price you can afford.

Many online companies provide free templates that you can use to create your own unique wedding invitation. These sites allow you to change the colors, the fonts and the wording. Be sure to look for a company that offers free shipping, too.

Purchase discount wedding invitations

There is one thing in particular that you can do to save a considerable amount of money on your invitations. Instead of ordering reception cards and RSVP cards, print the reception and RSVP information in the corner of the invitation or across the bottom of the invitation. Purchase a design that is less expensive, too.

Make your own

One way to personalize your invitations, and save money at the same time, is to make your own. Look online and in bridal books to find ideas. Once you have them designed, take them to a printer and have them printed, or print them online. The best part of making your own wedding invitations is that they will be uniquely yours.

Printing techniques

Check out the different printing techniques that are available to print your invitations. The least expensive is laser printing -- the same type of printing used on magazines and postcards. The most expensive is to have them engraved. However, thermography can provide the same raised look, but for much less money.

Friends

If you have several friends or family members who don't know what to get you for your wedding or shower, ask them to get together and give you a monetary gift that you can put toward your invitations. This will not only help you out, but it will give them a gift idea that you will greatly appreciate. By cutting out all or most of the cost of your wedding invitations, it will free up the money you would have spent so it can be used for other things.

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