When money is tight and it’s tough to make ends meet, it’s hard to find ways to include a little luxury in our lives. Financial strains have many Americans scaling back on any non-necessities and cutting out indulgences altogether, so how do you go about planning your wedding, your most special day, during these tough economic times?
Many women planning their weddings do extensive research to find the best dress, the best cake and the best flowers, all at the best prices. When it comes to wedding invitations however, a lot of brides think they are getting the best deal by making the invitations themselves. This is usually not the case.
If you want to make your own wedding invitations you will not only need to buy all of the necessary materials for the actual invitations (card stock, envelopes, vellum, etc.), but all of the necessary printing equipment (paper cutters, printer ink, a better printer, etc.). Many times the cost of all the extra equipment ends up far exceeding the cost of purchasing professionally made wedding invitations. Not to mention the time it takes to create your own wedding invitations.
When you are a busy bride the last thing you want to add to your list of things to do is making invitations. Depending on what kind of invitations you are creating, it could take hours, days or weeks to put together all of your wedding invites. The same invitations would take as little as five minutes to order online and most likely look exceptionally better than anything you could create yourself.
If you are looking for inexpensive wedding invitations to fit your budget save yourself the time, worry and money, and order them from a professional. There are many great online wedding invitation companies where you can find fabulous deals on wedding invitations.
Here are some top tips for ordering stylish wedding invitations that won’t break the bank:
- For an elegant look, go for a simple, streamlined style in white or ecru. It’s a classic style that will exude timeless sophistication at a price that doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
- Another innovative concept is to go for bright, unexpected bursts of color on one or two boldly shaped sheets. Layering for contrast is a great way to get added interest without paying for embellishments or for more complicated styles.
- Don’t miss the sales! Clearance, sale, and discontinued sections don’t necessarily mean “ugly.” You can often find beautiful wedding invitations in styles that printers have simply discontinued. If you play your cards right, you’ll find the perfect quantity at the perfect price, at a time when vendors need to get rid of extra product. Their loss is your gain!
- When it comes to mailing your wedding invitations, shape, size, and weight will matter. If you select oddly-shaped or overly-embellished wedding invitations that include extra enclosures, bows, clasps, or buttons, you’ll likely need to pay an additional postage fee.
Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event so don’t put your dreams on hold or settle for a sub-par wedding invitations. It is possible to stick to your budget, without sacrificing an ounce of style. You just need to implement a little creativity and a little planning…and you need to know where to look. As you browse and search for the best wedding invitations you may start to feel a bit overwhelmed, but don’t! Feel good that you’ve done your best to “keep it real” and not break the bank before your marriage even begins!
The American Wedding focuses unique, stylish and elegant wedding invitations. At The American Wedding you can create your own spectacular invitations, or select from hundreds of cutting-edge invitations from top brands in the industry. Their budget line of wedding invitations features over 50 affordable designs.