Invitations will be as expensive as you want them to be. You can go for ribbons and bows and jewels and pay more than some of your vendors, or you can do it affordably and have some extra money to splurge on a must-have item that’s not quite fitting into the budget.
The best way to save money is to buy from a wholesaler. Don’t go to a third party seller who has to order the paper from someone else. Those people need to make money so you’re already paying more. And if you can avoid it, don’t order them online. I’ve heard nightmare stories from people ordering one color and receiving multiple shades of that color where nothing matched. They had to return everything, reorder, and invitations went out late. Trust me, as the posts continue, you don’t need any extra reasons to drink.
#winedowndaily… trust us. It’s a thing.
Next, get your hands dirty and DIY. If you buy the invitations deconstructed, you save a decent amount because you’re not paying for convenience. Get your wedding party and moms together and make a night of it. You get more affordable invitations and you get to bond with the people that are important to you!
SPLURGE ON ADDRESS PRINTING! I swear you’ll thank me later when you don’t have to address 100 envelopes, some of which get returned so you have to rewrite and resend them out.
Skip the extras. A lot of the time you can find the same jewels or stickers at Michaels (or your local craft store) and those places always have coupons. Add it to the DIY list and grab an extra bottle of wine!
We like wine…
Much love and good luck ladies and gents,