Weddings in Australia can be costly. There are so many expenses related to a wedding that everything adds up and before you know it, it has become a very expensive affair. One of these costs is the printed wedding invitations which, in itself, can also be expensive.
Ask your friends
If being arty just isn't your thing, you can ask friends who are into calligraphy, graphic design or scrapbooking to work on the design elements of your wedding invitations.
For the money-conscious, this is not an option. But don’t worry. Not having a huge wedding budget does not mean that you cannot have nice invitations and the wedding of your dreams. With some creativity, you can have a wedding on a budget that’s nothing short of magnificent!
Here are some budget wedding ideas:
Make your own invites
There’s nothing more touching and personal than creating your own wedding invitations. Visit a local stationery shop where you can buy a wide selection of papers, envelopes, and accessories. The DIY route is way cheaper than hiring a supplier to make the invites for you.
Enlist the help of artistic friends
If being arty just isn’t your thing, you can ask friends who are into calligraphy, graphic design or scrapbooking to work on the design elements of your wedding invitations. You can also ask family and friends to do other tasks such as putting the invites inside the envelopes or arranging the cards.
Skip the paper invites
Sure, printed wedding invitations are a wonderful souvenir, but how many of your guests will actually keep them? Consider sending digital invitations instead. There are so many websites nowadays that let you create electronic invites and send them online. All you need is a list of email addresses of your guests. You’ll also save money on postage and help save the environment.
Keep it simple
Should you decide to hire a supplier, keeping the design simple will dramatically reduce costs. Engraving and embossed accents can cost a lot more so you may want to skip them. When you look at design inspirations, you’ll realise that a minimalist design, when done right, can have a huge impact.
Edit and proofread
With all the excitement and anxiety of seeing the first draft, you may miss some text errors. If this happens, you will be forced to reprint, leading to additional cost and waste of paper. It can also affect your schedule in sending them out. Make sure to read it again and again and have someone else check everything.
Awesome invitations don’t have to be a financial burden! Be creative and find ways to save money on your invites so you can have more cash for the rest of your wedding.
Got other budget wedding ideas? You can share your tips in the comments section below.