Adventures in DIY Cost-Saving Wedding Invitations

This invitation project was all about saving money. And at a grand total of $225 (including postage), I’d say mission accomplished. Here are a few more ways we saved on our invitation suite.
  • The design was made using free fonts I found on the web. Pinterest is full of ideas for fonts to use for wedding invitations. I picked fonts that best suited the elegant and modern feel we chose for our wedding.
  • I purchased the paper and envelopes from Paper and More. I am a BIG fan! I did very thorough research on the cost of paper and found their costs to be the lowest around. They offer a $3.99 flat-rate shipping rate no matter what you order or where you order from (in the U.S.). Even better than the low cost is the fantastic customer service.
  • Google also came in handy in creating a personalized map for our details insert. I wanted something clean and found a few helpful tutorials. This one is solid, and it was right up my alley since I don’t have Photoshop on my computer. It’s not a perfect map, but overall I’m happy with the results.
  • Last but not least, printing didn’t cost a thing…except a promise to my girlfriend that I would design her invitation suite. Done and DONE! This was an easy ASK because the project didn’t require many prints and I enjoy designing print projects. Every invitation and details card printed 2 per page; and the reply cards printed 4 per page. I did all the cutting myself.
Without further ado, here’s a preview of our invitation suite.

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Cost Breakdown

Paper: $148 Adhesive: $7 (approx.)
  •  Miscellaneous purchases of Adhesive Dots and Rubber Cement
Postage: $70

I made 150 invitation sets and still have plenty of paper left to make signs and cards. I loved the silver brushed paper so much that I purchased additional packages for our program covers. Hopefully with this task out of the way, Puff Daddy won’t be making any recurring appearances as the MUA in my wedding dreams.  It’s good to be back…

Written by Bianca, http://thebudgetsavvybride.com 
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-Reprinted with permission courtesy of Bianca