Save the dates, wedding invitations, baby shower invitations, photo Christmas cards — you name it, and I’ve done it over the past few years. I just LOVE designing custom cards and announcements, but it can get pretty pricey if you’re not careful!
As a former event coordinator, I learned a LOT of money-saving tips from my mentor and by watching what others did for their own parties. I’ve partnered with BasicInvite.com to share some of the tricks I use to save money on custom invitations so you can save too, all while designing paper works so beautiful you’ll want to keep them for years to come!
Ways to Save Money on Custom Invitations:
If you wait until the last minute, you are at the mercy of what’s available now. Planning and ordering your invitations in advance will allow you to look for special pricing and avoid rush fees.
Order by household
When tallying your invite list, group people by households instead of listing them individually. Many of your guests will likely be attending together, so you can send one invitation per household and reach multiple people.
Look for coupon codes
It could be as simple as doing a search for “cheap baby shower invitations” and going with the best deal that pops up.
However, when I find someone that does amazing work and earns my trust, I don’t like to take chances on cut-rate and unknown businesses. So instead I keep my eye out for special offers from my favorite company on the specific product I need. (Another important reason to plan ahead – see #1).
BasicInvite.com almost always has a promotion going on in one of their many, many categories: birth announcements, first birthday invitations, graduation announcements, Christmas cards, wedding invitations, bar mitzvahs & bat mitzvahs…you get the idea!
BasicInvite.com is known for their quality product and almost unlimited color customization options. Choose from over 100 fonts and 40 different colors of “peel & seal” envelopes which will make sending your invites SO much easier! BasicInvite.com even offers a “Love it Guarantee” because they stand behind their work 100%.
Do a test run to avoid costly mistakes
Has this ever happened to you? (Hopefully not)! You ordered 100 wedding invitations and they’ve arrived! You tear open the package, giddy with excitement to see the gorgeous masterpieces. Annnnd then you notice a misspelled word.
Before you order a huge batch of announcements, make sure you are able to see a preview first to check for oopsies! Not only does BasicInvite.com offer an instant online preview, you can also order a custom sample so you can see exactly what your invitations will look and feel like in person. The fee is minimal and shipping is free — it’s SO much safer than ordering sight-unseen!
Go with a pro and get it right the first time
When I was planning my own wedding I saw money-saving advice to print your own invitations. However, I’ve known people who tried to print their own announcements, business cards, etc. and were so unhappy with the results that they ended up having a professional do it in the end. The money they already spent on ink and paper was a wash, not to mention the time it took!
Your custom invitations are something that will be treasured for years to come (I still keep all of mine to eventually scrapbook or frame)! Treat your memories to the professional touch they deserve, and if you use some of these tips, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BasicInvite.com; all opinions are 100% mine.