When you get engaged, all of the wedding planning to-do’s may start rushing to your head. While ordering invitations may not be the first on the list, don’t let it be the last!
Planning ahead is key when it comes to snagging affordable wedding invitations as waiting to order until the last minute could come with a markup or the possibility of them not arriving in time.
A good timeline to keep in mind is ordering your invitations 4-6 months in advance to allow yourself time to address and mail out once they arrive (about 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding date.)
Make it a one stop shop
If you’ve taken to Pinterest for some planning, you have most likely seen a plethora of invite inspiration, which has also led you to dreaming up additional paper goods such as customized menus and wedding signs to add to your list of must haves.
If you are considering these extras, finding somewhere (or someone) that can offer these items all in one place not only can save you money (as discounts for purchasing in bulk are often offered), but the design and quality of your items will be consistent!
If you’re looking for a great online option, Paperlust offers an array of wedding paper goods from invitations, to thank you cards, and everything in between!
Do it yourself!
If you have had your heart set on designing your own invitations (or customizing a template you’ve found online), you can get them professionally printed at your local office supply store! This is great if you are wanting to cut costs in some places, but still have them look clean and professional.
Cut out the embellishments
While we love how they look, these dainty details can add up. If someone is designing your invitations, discuss with them your paper and print options. Consider opting for a basic cardstock and standard envelope (rather than premium paper), and nix embellishments such as letterpress or foil detailing.
Especially in 2020, everything and everybody is going digital. You probably have a few newlywed friends who have used a wedding website and it’s one of the smartest, and most cost effective decisions you can make during the wedding planning process.
With a digital invitation suite, you can easily keep track of who has and hasn’t RSVP’d as well as easily make any updates in the event of a time or date change. If you would like, you can still order a small amount of physical Save the Dates and invites as keepsakes for you and your close family and friends!
With these tips we hope you now feel a little more confident in affordably spreading the word about your upcoming nuptials!