Wedding Invitations Leave an Impression!
Your wedding invitations are the first glimpse into your special day that your guests will see. You want your invitations to set the tone of your wedding without costing you a small fortune.
You need to find ways to save money on your wedding invitations. If you use an invitation store, you will definitely spend much more than you need to.
It is a good idea to visit a couple invitation stores to get ideas for what you might want. Look at their portfolios and samples. They usually have several huge binders full of invitations for you to look through.
Not only can you get great ideas for what kind of invitations you want and how you want them to look, you can also get an idea of how you want to word your invitations.
When visiting invitation stores, it is best to tell the sales person that you aren’t quite sure what you want yet and that you would prefer to just browse through the binders. This way, you will have the freedom to look on your own and explore what you do and don’t like. Be sure to take notes!
Once you have an idea of what you want for your own invitations, you need to decide how to go about getting them at a great price.
At this point your research should give you some ideas as to where you might look for those bargains. You should think of dealing with small companies that may be more flexible with what they give you for your money. You can save a lot of money by dong this!
You might want to consider printing your invitations at home. If you decide on this approach, be sure to find ways to make the invitations look as professional as possible.
Whichever route you take when it comes to choosing your invitations, there a few different things you’ll need to have printed:
- Save the Date card and envelope
- Rehearsal Dinner invitation, envelope, and response card with envelope (for those invited to the rehearsal dinner)
- Wedding invitation and envelope, response card and envelope, reception card, map/directions, hotel/travel information
- Thank You cards (for after the wedding)
Don’t forget to include the cost of postage when you are budgeting for your invitations. You will want to double check your postage just in case you have a non-standard size envelope or your invites and envelopes are heavier than usual.
Be sure to mail out your wedding invitations about 6-8 weeks before the wedding. Not only do you want to give your guests plenty of time to make travel and hotel arrangements, but many of your vendors will need final head counts about a week or so before the wedding.
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