If you’re on a budget, cutting back the cost of wedding invitations could save you a small fortune especially when you think the average amount of invites required is approximately 150 – 300. Designing your own wedding invites is easier than you think, especially if you utilise all the free tools that are available on the world wide web!
Not only can you create gorgeous wedding stationary but you only pay for the cost of the paper and ink you’ll use to print them however, we’re currently living in a digital world and so you could even opt for emailing everyone your invites which is fast, efficient and guaranteed to get a quick response. It’s is such a great way of getting your invites out, it saves you a lot of time and much needed energy that you can concentrate elsewhere and your RSVP’s will be returned at the click of a button. There’ll be no need to chase hundreds of responses and you won’t risk being massively frustrated on the run up to your big day because guests haven’t RSVP’d. Most brides find waiting for replies a very stressful time as they can’t go ahead with other plans without knowing the number of people attending, there are often excuses that some guests haven’t received there invite or have misplaced it where as if it’s sent via an email, you’ll avoid any excuses that people haven’t received theirs. The only problem you may have is obtaining 150 email addresses but then if the cost of it is free, you have to weigh up whether it’s worth it, most brides will agree that it’s worth the savings and besides, you’d have to obtain their addresses anyway!
Alternatively, if you don’t feel like you’ve got the creativity to design your invitations from scratch, you could always find incredible bargains on sites such as Etsy or Ebay where avid crafters and designers will create bespoke invitations for as little as £5 for you to print out from the comfort of your own home.
Don’t forget if you’re sending invites out yourself via post, you’ll have to factor in the cost of postage which for £150 invites can really tot up!! Be sure to do your research and see what the best option is for you, if fancy invites aren’t your top priority and you simply want to know whether or not people can make it, you could always set up an event via Facebook so guests can quickly give you the yes or no answer you’re looking for. Make sure you consider your older guests though because the chances of your 89 year old Grandma having Facebook might be quite slim.