Our wedding is over, but there are still lots of details I haven’t shared with you! We tried our best to make all parts of our wedding affordable. One of the ways we looked to save money were in our wedding invitation budget.
We had a fairly large invite list, sending out around 225 invitations total. Invitations can be very pricey, depending on where you look. Some invitations are sold for over $3 a piece before considering postage! I’d have preferred to design the invitations myself or with help from a friend if I had known of a good way to print them at the time. (I later had a friend design our wedding programs and print them from UPS for about $0.40 per program.) After shopping around, we quickly decided on ordering our invitations from Vistaprint!
We ordered the invitation itself and RSVP cards from Vistaprint, which came out to $1.10 for an invite and RSVP card set. Both invites and RSVPs came with plain white envelopes, which was good enough for me!
There are tons of extra things you can stuff into an invitation, according to The Knot and Wedding Wire, including double stuffing the invitation itself. I didn’t see the need for a map, since people have GPS and Google. We had a buffet dinner, so no food option information was necessary. I skipped any extra tissue or velum in the invites too. I did tie it all up with a pink ribbon, which was complementary to our wedding colors.
I made sure to weigh the invitation out with the ribbon to see that it could ship with a forever stamp. Larger invites can be sent out with a special wedding stamp, which is $0.66 compared to a forever stamp, which can be used for whatever the standard postage rate is. I happened to buy a bunch of forever stamps right before the price for postage jumped last January, so we saved about $20 there. Not much, but every bit counts!
Designing my own hotel and registry card would have been about the same price per invitation if I printed them on Vistaprint. I chose to skip paying $80 on them and picked up a $5 pack of white card stock to print on my own at home. It took a little bit of time to print and cut them all, but it was well worth it saving $75.
I think they turned out great! They were simple and affordable. They got the job done quite nicely!
This is not a sponsored post. I’m just happy with how our invitations turned out!