It is no secret that weddings can be quite expensive. On the other hand, it is possible to still have a beautiful wedding without spending a whole lot of money. To accomplish this goal, however, you need to know how to get the best deals on everything you need for your wedding. One way you can easily save a good amount of money is to purchase affordable wedding invitations. To that end, here is a look at a few simple steps you can take to reduce the costs associated with your wedding invitations.
While it will take some time to compare the costs of various companies, doing some comparison shopping is one of the most effective ways to make your wedding invitations more affordable. In addition to exploring traditional brick and mortar stores, consider exploring office supply stores, mail-order catalogs and warehouse stores. The Internet is also a great resource when it comes to finding affordable wedding invitations.
While engraved wedding invitations are certainly beautiful, there are certainly less costly options available. Thermography, for example, will create the same look and feel at as engraving, but at only a fraction of the cost. If you are planning a casual wedding, invitations that are printed with laser printing is certainly an acceptable option and will cost even less.
While adding extra details such as bows, jackets and multi-layered paper is becoming increasingly popular, these extras add up quickly in terms of cost. Not only will you pay more to buy the extras, but you might have to pay an assembly fee as well. In addition, all of these extras will add up to a greater postage cost. Therefore, consider going for the more classic look with simple invitation printed on paper.
While it should go without saying, many couples fail to thoroughly proofread their invitations. As a result, they have to pay to have the invitations re-printed. In addition, depending on how long it took for the mistake to be noticed, you might have to pay an extra rush charge as well. Even if you have purchased the most affordable wedding invitations possible, you certainly don’t want to pay twice! So, be sure to have a couple trusted friends look over your invitation proofs before the final print.
While ordering extra envelopes and invitations may seem like an unusual thing to do when trying to save money, it will certainly help you save money in the long-run. Not only will the extras come in handy if you realize you left someone off the original invitation list, but you will also
be happy to have them if you make a mistake on one or more of your invitations. Ordering extras now will be far less costly than printing additional cards later.