Your wedding day is set and the next step is letting your guests know where and when your event will take place. What better way to let them know than sending wedding invitation cards? That said, most of these invitation cards don’t come cheap and if you are working with a limited budget you have to figure out a way of settling for top quality cards at an affordable price. Let’s delve into the best tips to help you pick good quality invitation cards at reasonable prices.
The type of paper on which your invitations are printed often determines the pricing. Heavier papers are more luxurious and pricey but that should not scare you, since you can always cut down the cost on other processes like printing and still go for a more luxurious paper grade. Brown recycled paper is usually popular and affordable to many. Natural, handmade papers such as bamboo can be expensive. Also, shiny or metallic papers are a bit costly compared to the blank papers.
Printing technique matters
There are two common types of printing and that includes engraving and letterpress. Engraved invitations are textured while letterpress invitations are pressed down into the paper. Digital offsetting is the least expensive and produces a crisp and colorful result.
Layers, papers and other extra details will affect the overall prices, the more hand labor involved the more expensive it is going to be for you. Always try to stick with standard colors but keep in mind that neon and metallic inks cost a lot more.
Pro paper tips
There are ways of getting luxury papers without spending much money on an invitation card. Using specialty papers such as accents adds an upscale feeling on your invitation. One favorite paper option is shimmer metallic- it has a soft pearlescent finish that leaves a nice classy feel on your invitation. Choosing light weight paper helps in cutting down postal charges.
Using thinner paper helps in cutting down prices. In order to cut down prices further, eliminating inserts keeps the price to the minimal. This adjustment can still ensure a beautiful card without spending too much.
The last tip is ordering more than enough cards. It is a smarter way of paying a bit more for the slightly larger order than to have to go back and place a second order. This is because many companies often have a minimum number of cards required for you to order.