Planning a wedding on a budget might seem challenging what with the cost of wedding trousseau, decorations and venue. But with a bit of careful planning and thinking out of the box, you can have a beautiful wedding on a budget. A wedding invitation is the first thing that the guests notice, when they are notified about the upcoming nuptials. Just because you are on a budget does not mean that you need to compromise on the design and quality of your wedding invitations. Even on a budget, you can have elegant and unique wedding invitations. There are many ways in which you can bring down the cost of printing wedding invitations. From hiring artistic friends to do the calligraphy on the invites to downloading designs for invitation from the internet, there are many options that you can consider.
Affordable Wedding Invitation Ideas
One of the best ways to save on wedding invitation is to search online for some great deals. There are many online wedding stationery sites that has a huge collection of beautiful invitations to choose from. They are usually cheaper than traditional wedding invitation cards and you can avail huge discounts when you order in bulk. The best thing about selecting a wedding invitation from such online sites is that you get a huge selection to choose from and you can even customize them by changing the font or the color of the design and motif. If you are skeptical about ordering wedding invitations online without looking at the actual invites, then you can ask them to ship you a free sample of a few designs that you liked. This will help you to decide whether you like the design, motif and quality of paper of the invites. Most online stores oblige by sending free samples of wedding stationery and you can take full advantage of this.
Of course one of the best ideas is to design and print the invitations yourselves. If you have a small guest list and are artistically inclined, you can hand paint your wedding invites to have personalized wedding invitation cards. However if you are not the creatively skilled or simply don’t have the time, then you can download some free wedding invitation designs from the internet and print them in your printer. Choose a good stationery for printing all such invitation cards. You can go to a wholesale stationery shop and purchase handmade paper or any fancy paper for printing your wedding invitations. You can choose from pretty and simple floral designs to more elaborate motifs. If you are having a casual wedding or a beach wedding, then have a motif in the wedding invitation that echoes this. For a beach wedding, a starfish motif or seashell motif is simply stunning. For more formal weddings, stick to a black and white geometric motif. If your wedding invitations are on the simpler side, then jazz it up by lining the envelopes of the invites with beautiful colored handmade paper. This idea does not cost a lot and you get elegant invitations as well.
If your heart is set on having beautiful calligraphy to address the invitation, then be warned that it is going to cost a bomb. Does that mean that you should abandon the idea of calligraphic invites. Well you can still have beautiful wedding invitations worded in calligraphy without going over budget. One of the best ideas is to enlist the help of friends who know calligraphy to write your invites. This will help you to get beautifully addressed invites without spending a lot.
These were some ideas that you can use to cut down the cost in wedding stationery. Use embellishments like sequins and organza ribbons to give the wedding invitations a classy and expensive look. If you plan from the beginning, then you can have beautiful wedding invitations at a very low cost.