Weddings are beautiful events, but they can also be quite expensive. One area where you can cut costs without sacrificing quality is your wedding invitations. Here are some practical tips to save money on your wedding invitations without compromising on style.

1. Use Plain Envelopes

Envelopes are the one part of the invitation suite you know will be thrown out, so why not put that money toward something on your must-have list instead? Ditch the colored envelopes and the fancy liners and opt for ivory or white envelopes. It’s what’s on the inside that matters most.

2. Digital Printing

Luxury printing techniques like letterpress and foil stamping look great but they come with a hefty price tag. Digital printing is a great alternative, producing high-quality stationery quickly and cost-effectively without compromising on style.

3. Digital RSVP

More and more couples are asking their guests to RSVP digitally to the wedding. It’s not just beneficial for a couple’s budget (no money spent on response cards, envelopes, and return postage), it’s also easier for your guests. They still won’t respond in a timely manner, but you don’t have to worry about them misplacing the card or it being delayed in snail mail.

4. Ditch the Enclosures

Less is more. Less paper equals more money in your pocket. Instead of purchasing extra enclosure cards for responses, hotel information, menu selection, dress code, and the like, why not create a wedding website? A wedding website is a creative way to have all of the important information for your guests in one centralized location. There are plenty of wedding website vendors to choose from that offer different options to assist with your wedding planning. And the best part- it’s free!

5. Size Matters

When it comes to mailing wedding invitations, size matters. Most wedding invitations are 5x7 for a reason - postage. If you do anything much bigger or a different shape, you could run into additional costs. For example, square invitations automatically require a $.70 stamp regardless of weight. Keep it simple to save money.

6. Order Your Stationery Early

Buy early when it comes to wedding invitations, save-the-dates, and every other paper product for your big day. Ordering your stationery well in advance doesn’t just give you peace of mind, it also helps you cut down on unnecessary costs, like rush printing and shipping.

7. Proofread, Then Proofread Again

Printing your wedding invitations with a typo or incorrect information could end up costing you. Just imagine paying full price for your wedding stationery - twice! You can avoid this unnecessary expense by carefully proofreading the details and then having your fiancé or another close friend or family member proofread them as well. The more eyes to review, the less likely you will have costly mistakes.

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