Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday, our semi weekly column where we bring you wedding tips, tricks, crafts, interviews and interesting Chicago wedding happenings. This week we’re all about wedding invitations. Your wedding invitation can immediately set the tone for your wedding and give your guests a fun preview of what the event will be. It’s a your chance to share a bit of what you are like as a couple with your guests. It might seem easy to skimp on the invites to save on costs – after all it’s just paper. Well we are here to tell you that it is possible to have unique, memorable invitations that don’t have to break the bank. Check out the tips below:
The first major cost saver is simple – do it yourself. With a little patience anyone can create and print their own invitations. Cutting out an expensive designer and printing company is a really easy way to keep costs low. Although make sure you know that what you are saving in money you will most likely be spending in time. To start with, there are tons of Wedding Invitation kits that you can buy or download that are very easy on the wallet. I like the price and variety of these but any stationary store and many crafts store will carry plenty. You can even find a custom embosser online for around $40 (if embossing is your style). An embosser is great option for an engagement present too! Additionally if you don’t like any kits you find, any stationary store or even art supply store can supply you with relatively inexpensive and interesting papers to make your own design.