We’ve worked with so many couples who are very particular about their wedding invitations- even though their budget was rather limited. Truth be told, your invitations can turn out spectacular even if you don’t have a huge wedding budget. No need to spend a fortune on stationery and invitations. But it also doesn’t mean that you should allocate the least amount of money on these critical items. They are just as important as other aspects of the wedding.
Papercharm has worked with couples who already have great ideas of the cards they want based on the type of event they are throwing, their budget, wedding colors, and so on. Of course issues like the wedding guest list, colors and style will determine how much you are going to spend on your invitations.
We’ll give you a few tips to get the perfect wedding cards and stationery without having to spend much.
Get the numbers right: Many couples end up spending a lot of money on wedding invitations because they distribute them to everyone in their guest list including people in the same household. Before giving your stationer the final count, make sure you get the numbers right. Give families one invitation and just address it using their surname. This will strip down your budget.
Make sure the invitations are enough: What most people don’t know is that it’s even more expensive to go back to the drawing board and start ordering fresh invitations because they were not enough. You’d rather order extras to account for any upcoming guests.
Order different types of cards with one stationer: One of the best ways to save on time and money is to have one stationer creating all your cards. If you’ll be having, thank-you cards, invitations, programs and menu cards have them made by one stationer. Not only is it more convenient but it also guaranteed you’ll get a cohesive look.
Proofread before printing: We always send our clients a final sample for approval before printing the cards or invitations so there’s little room for printing errors. Make sure you go through the final sample and pay attention to details like the date and time as well as spelling mistakes. Ask someone else to read it and proof word for word before giving your stationer the go ahead.
Request for a customized package: Customized packages can be slightly cheaper than having your stationer quote a price per invite. If you choose a package, it means that you won’t have to worry about other issues like addressing the envelopes, since most stationers offer the service too.
Always remember that your wedding invitations are the first glimpse people have on your upcoming event. So don’t take them lightly. Get creative and have fun coming up with nice ideas.
If you ever need help, Papercham will always be there to create unique wedding cards and stationery of your liking.