“As expensive as they may be, it is imperative that a bride and groom have some type of invitations for their friends and family – thinking that you can use word of mouth to ask your friends to attend your wedding is a surefire way to be the only two that arrive! But of course when you consider all the costs involved in weddings today it’s no wonder that many brides are searching for low cost wedding invitations that they can use for their own ceremony. You certainly don’t want to skimp on the invitations as they will be kept and cherished as part of your wedding’s memories forever but you also don’t want to spend the majority of your budget on those printed items either. So what are some options when it comes to low cost wedding invitations and what can a bride do to dress them up a bit?
You may first of all want to resist the temptation to make low cost wedding invitations on your own unless you have a background in graphic arts and design. There’s a reason why printers use certain fonts, ink color, and designs and there really is a lot of skill needed to put those things together. If yours is a very casual wedding and you’re not much concerned with the appearance of your low cost wedding invitations then of course you can give it a try but usually it’s best to leave this to the experts.
When shopping for low cost wedding invitations remember that you don’t need all the extras and accessories that are typically offered by invitation companies. Many try to sell you several inserts that really aren’t necessary. Brides today often have the location of the reception printed right on the actual invitation and so only need a response card and envelope. Be sure to find a location that sells low cost wedding invitations where you can pick and choose what items you want included and what you can leave out. And of course the thinner your invitation is, the less postage you’ll need to mail it out which can save you tremendously on postage overall.
And remember that you can often purchase low cost wedding invitations that are rather plain and dress them up yourself. You may notice that many invitations today are embellished with more than what’s printed on them but have bows, beads, and crystals on them. It might take some work but you can add these things yourself by visiting a craft supply or scrapbook supply store and purchasing these yourself. A little bit of hot glue may be all you need to dress up those low cost wedding invitations and make them truly elegant and unique. You’ll need to set aside some time and maybe ask for help but you can do this type of thing on your own and make those low cost wedding invitations really stand out and not look so plain and ordinary.”