You're starting to plan you wedding and you are on a tight budget. One of the first things you might think is "Where can I find cheap wedding invitations?" There are many places to order wedding invitations on a budget. You can look online at places such as this or you might choose do it yourself wedding invitations.
If you choose to find your wedding invitations online, you might also want to consider ordering your wedding shower invitations, save the date cards and rehearsal dinner invitations from the same vendor. As a general rule, the more you order, the deeper the discount. You can also choose to check out your local office supply store. Most offer do it yourself wedding invitations along with wedding invitation printing services. These services are generally less expensive than if you were to order your invitations from a local stationer. Take a look at just a very few examples of invitations that can be purchased very inexpensively.
Some brides may decide the only way to save money on their wedding invitations is to use do it yourself wedding invitations. Sometimes this is the case. However, be careful. You might find that you get yourself in way over your head. You may also find that in order to produce the invitation of your dreams, you will spend more money on specialized supplies than if you were to have ordered something similar online, had them custom made at the office supply store, or even chosen a beautiful invitation from your local stationer. You must also consider the time and effort that will be required to print, construct, address and mail all those invitations. This may be a task that you choose to just leave to the professionals. Your time and your helpers' time is valuable. Don't forget to factor that into your budget for your wedding invitations.
However, if you do choose to go the DIY route, there are many resources online and in the book stores to help you out. Here are a few links that may be helpful for the do it yourself bride.
If you have weighed all the pros and cons, run the numbers on your budget and any time constraints and if you are still set on making your own wedding invitations, you may want to also consider watching some YouTube videos. These can be incredibly helpful, especially for people who may learn more easily by watching a video rather than reading a tutorial. We have done some of the research for you and found this video that is very helpful.
A note of caution to brides that are looking for cheap wedding invitations. DO NOT assume it is okay to send e-mail invitations (e-vites). Each and every guest should receive an invitation by old fashion snail mail. Even if you are having a small intimate wedding, etiquette dictates that you send your invitations by mail. If your wedding is far in the future, it may be acceptable to send a save-the-date reminder by e-mail, but the main invitation should be received by postal mail.