Are you trying to stay on budget while still selecting beautiful wedding invitations?  It is possible to do both.  Besides there being a great many designs to choose from that are very budget-friendly, there are other ways to save as well.

Use this link to see some helpful tips to save on wedding invitations.

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There’s nothing wrong with trying to save some money wherever you can in your wedding planning starting with inexpensive wedding invitations.

Saving money to accomplish inexpensive wedding invitations can be simple and easy with these basic tips.

1.   Give yourself plenty of time.  The earlier you start your invitation shopping, the more time you will have to shop around for your favorite design at a reasonable price.  If you feel rushed to place your order, chances are you will make a quick decision before finding your perfect design.  You may even select a more expensive invite because you don’t have time to do any price comparison shopping.  You also want to avoid paying more for a faster shipping method.  (Remember, you’ll want plenty of time to assemble and address them once they are printed.)

Planning ahead will also give you time to estimate how many wedding invitations to order.  Even then it’s a good idea to order a few more than you think you need.  This will help you avoid having to buy a few more later in a separate order which will be costly.  When placing your order, be sure to take note at how the pricing per invitation goes down as the quantity ordered goes up.  You’ll see how much it would cost to print 25 of your invitations later versus adding to your original order.  Extras will come in handy for additional guests not on your original list and for saving as keepsakes.  If the option of ordering extra mailing envelopes is available, consider taking advantage of this.  You don’t want to run short if addressing mistakes happen.

Be sure to take the time to carefully proof your invitation wording before your order is placed is critical.  You wouldn’t want to find an error after they have all been printed and have to pay for a reorder.

2.  Keep it simple.  The more elaborate, the higher the overall price tag.  Extra embellishments and insert pieces will add to the design/printing costs.  They may also add to the size and weight of your mailing piece which may require extra postage.  Pay close attention to product descriptions for large-sized invitations.  It may say ‘extra postage is required’ due to its measurements.  Try to include your reception information on the invitation as well to avoid paying for printing a separate reception card.

When it comes to professional printing processes, thermography is economical.  It’s a popular process used on wedding invitations.  A resin powder is added to the wet ink which is then heated to create the raised lettering.

When it comes to simple and affordable, seal and send invitations are perfect with their all-in-one-design of having a response postcard directly attached to the invitation.  All envelopes are eliminated since the design folds up into its own mailing piece and the response postcard is a return mailing piece on its own.

Remember that any extras you choose will add to your costs.  Each charge may not appear to be much alone but add several together and it can quickly make a difference.  Examples of extras may be colored printing inks, lined inner envelopes, printed return address on mailing envelopes, etc.

In addition to these several tips for accomplishing inexpensive wedding invitations, you may find other ways to save money when shopping for your own invites.

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If you’ve chosen to buy your wedding invitations online, you’ve made a good choice!  There are many ways that ordering your invitations via the Internet can be beneficial to you.

Read all about the benefits of ordering wedding invitations online.

Bronze Vintage Frame InvitationDon’t let ordering your wedding invitations become overwhelming with the help of these important reminders.

Here’s the full 5 Things You Should Know Before You Order Wedding Invitations article.

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As your wedding invitations will be the first piece of correspondence your guests receive, they will set the tone for the style of your celebration. If your wedding will be held in a church with a traditional reception to follow, a classy card will showcase that style. In the alternative, if you are having a fun and casual beach wedding, your invitations will feature a laid back, breezy style.

Along with the crucial importance of your wedding invites comes a list of do’s and don’ts which you may not even realize!  The last thing you would want to do when sending out your invites is to make some sort of mistake which may offend your guests.

Ready to find out some of the best invitation do’s and don’ts?  Read on!

When sending your wedding invitations, here are a few pointers to keep in mind:

  • ALWAYS spell check your invitations. Even if all the wording looks correct on the invite, it is always a great idea to have another set of eyes read them over. Your eyes may be so trained to see the information and may miss the tiniest of misspellings or grammatical mistakes. You will want to make sure all the information printed on your invitations is completely correct.
  • You will want to make sure all the pieces of the invitation are assembled correctly prior to sealing the envelopes.  There are many stories of frantic brides calling the post office after all their invitations were dropped off for mailing, once they realized they had forgotten the return envelopes inside. Always take the time to ensure each and every piece is accounted for when assembling, saving you any tears at the post office once you realize you have made a mistake.
  • On the topic of response cards, always remember to include return postage. The response card is the tiny card which your guests send back to you, either confirming or declining your invitation. It is much easier for your guests to simply check off ‘yes’ or ‘no’, seal it back in the envelope, and drop it back in the mailbox already with the stamp on it. You will be more likely to get the responses back faster when guests do not have to hunt down a stamp of their own.

Now that we know some of the things you should do, how about a few things you should NOT do on your invites.

  • NEVER email your wedding invitation to your family and guests. Yes, this is the age of technology, but just emailing your invitation, or sending your wedding details in an email is a definite no-no. Your guests will appreciate the time you took in sending out formal invitations.
  • Where it was once standard to send your wedding gift registry information inside of the wedding invitations, it is now considered tacky. It is almost like you are sending the message, “Hey – buy me a present!”.  Should the guests want to know where you are registered, it is easy enough for them to pick up the phone and call you or your parents to request that information.
  • Always take the time to hand write your envelopes rather than stick on pre-printed labels addressed to your guests. This will show you took the time to hand write your invitations and will show your pride in the finished product. Also, another point to remember when addressing your envelopes is to write them out before they are sealed. Once you write on the envelope with the invitation already inside, you run the risk of making unsightly indentations on the actual invitations.

Obviously, there are a lot of factors that go into wedding invitations, some you may not have even thought about before. Always remember that spell checking your invitations, proofreading to ensure absolute correctness, and taking the time to hand write the mailing addresses will go a long way in the overall presentation of your invite.

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You may be feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to shopping for your wedding invitations online.  Here are some guidelines about the first things you should be doing to get you started at least 6-8 months before your wedding, if not sooner:

  1. Begin working on your guest list and have anyone else providing a list of guests to be invited do the same.  The sooner you can determine how many invitations you need to order, the better.
  2. Start visiting websites that offer  shopping for wedding invitations online.  Give yourself plenty of time so you can see all the different wedding invitation designs and styles available to help narrow down your choices.
  3. Consider ordering blank samples of your favorite selections so you can see first-hand the quality and colors of each design.  This should really narrow down your favorites.
  4. Review sample invitation verses and give some thought as to how your wording will read.

Here is a timeline for wedding invitations that you can use as a further guide when shopping.

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