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Affordable Wedding Invitations: This is How

The man of your dreams has finally proposed, put a gorgeous ring on your finger and told you he wants to be with you till death do you part. You are deliriously happy and so very excited about your future together! Where to from here? Planning and preparing everything for the big day can be somewhat stressful, so to help you on your way let’s look at how to make the first task on your long list an easy one. Read through these five fabulous ideas for creating cheap but stylish wedding invitations and have fun using your own creativity while at the same time saving money.

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A small intimate wedding
Keep it simple

If your wedding guest list is not too long, making your own hand-written invitations is without doubt the way to go. All you need in order to make them look classy is some nice off-white paper and a black pen. It also helps if your handwriting is neat. If it isn’t – perhaps you can ask a gifted friend for help? Simple wedding invitations are more often than not a hit, as they get straight to the point and don’t force the reader to page through layers and layers of instructions and unnecessary information. To keep your invitations simple, just include the most important information, such as time, date, venue and RSVP details. If your guests need to know more than this, they can contact you and ask you personally. This is the perk of having an small, intimate wedding!

Unique wedding invitations
Think out of the box

If you want to create a stir by sending out extraordinary invitations, use your individuality and think hard and long before you decide on a specific theme. Remember to keep costs in mind when coming up with ideas, as at the end of the day you still want to be able to save money. Now, let’s look at a few examples to get your creative juices flowing: How about a message in a bottle theme? Or perhaps an old world theme – where you print your invitations out in the style of newspaper classifieds ads and post them to your guests remembering to personalise each one by adding your guests’ names? Or perhaps by using an artichoke – or any other vegetable for that matter – as an interesting tool? Dip the vegetable of your choice in paint and use it as a stamp to create beautiful patterns, and voila! you have classy but cheap wedding invitations in no time!

Environmental-friendly wedding invitations
Au Natural

We should all be thinking about ways and means of saving our precious planet, so why not go green by creating environmental-friendly wedding invitations? Minimise your use of paper by printing out at least four invitations per page, and minimise your use of ink by making your invitations very simple i.e. don’t use lots of bold text or heavy frames, but rather leave spaces open where you can personalise the invitations with names and other details written by hand. Also, head for your nearest park to collect a few pretty flowers and leaves. Leave them to dry and press them in a book, before gluing them to your invitations. You’ll save money as well as the environment, and your wedding invitations will be naturally unique.

Order wedding invitations online
No mess no fuss

There are plenty of online companies producing and selling inexpensive wedding invitations. Because there are so many, competition levels are high which in turn means that you can get products at a much cheaper price than expected. So browse the net thoroughly, find a set in a style that you like, and place an order. If you have time and want to make a special effort, try to source invitations from a different country – as this will increase your chances of their uniqueness. After all, you don’t want to have the same invitations as everyone else in your hometown! It’s also worth your time having a look on eBay – you might be able to get a set of expensive, brand new invitations for next to nothing. This could be due to weddings being canceled, or due to the bride changing her mind at the last minute wanting something different to what she originally purchased.

Create wedding invitations online
Your own e-invite

One of the most reasonable options in terms of creating cheap wedding invitations is by making them, and keeping them, online. You can then e-mail all your guests the link to their personalised invitation, and save yourself a lot of money and time. Just imagine – there is no need to print anything out, and no need to rush off to the post office and spend a fortune on stamps! The only problem that might arise when doing it this way, is that someone on your guest list might not have an e-mail address. Although that sounds unlikely in this day and age, you never know. So double-check before you go ahead, and be prepared to print out one or two invitations on the side for those old-fashioned friends of yours who suffers from technology phobia and don’t know how to overcome it.

There you go, it’s as simple as that! Saving money doesn’t have to be difficult, and creating cheap wedding invitations can easily be achieved by anyone – by simply thinking out of the box and using your individual creativity to your best advantage.

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