Curious as to where/how people are doing their wedding invitations and RSVP’s. I want to go the cheapest route possible so if anyone has any tips on what to do or what website to use I would greatly appreciate it!
I have a great tip for saving money on RSVPs I’ve seen other couples do!
Instead of creating/buying/printing RSVP cards and paying for pre-stamped envelopes for each guest to return them, have guests RSVP online! Many couples utilize the RSVP function on their wedding website to facilitate this. WeddingWire’s website tool is totally free, you should check it out!
Are you comfortable designing your invitations yourself? Is this what you plan on doing?
In order to save money, we were thinking about having online RSVPs only- but some of our guests aren't too tech savvy, so we decided to send out invitations as well. We typed into google "wedding invitation graphics" and found a bunch of great images. We eventually found the one we loved and it cost us $11.00 for unlimited use. You don't need to find a specific image and most free invitation templates already include their own design, but we wanted to buy it because it represented us better. Then we found free wedding invitation templates at www.greetingsisland.com (they have several free wedding invitation templates). They also have free RSVP card templates! We personalized ours, including our image, and sent them in to Vistaprint for printing. Vistaprint was having a great sale- which they often do- and they printed and mailed them to us quickly. They also included free envelopes! Then we purchased a fancy self-addressed stamp (~$10 on Amazon) and stamped the back of each envelope with them. For the fronts of the envelopes I found some clear printable labels on the clearance shelf at Staples and used these to print fancy names and addresses to peel off and stick to the front. This was really cheap and soooo much faster than hand writing everything. Doing this, we saved a ton of money and we were able to customize the invitations to be a good representation of us. Wedding invitations can also be found on Amazon or Ebay, too. Those can add up and aren't super personal, but buying them pre-made and printed will save you a lot of time if your big date is coming up soon! Otherwise, I'd up for customizing free templates and making them work for you! (You can also save a lot of money if you know someone with a great printer instead of using a printing service.)
I did the all-in-ones that include the rsvp portion and went through Minted.com. There are so many options it was honestly hard to choose our favorite but it's also reasonably priced! I think it is also great that they add all the guests names/addresses to the envelopes too! For 100 invites it only cost around $85
I'm not proud of this but we got out invites from Walmart, completely personalized. We chose to save money by making our RSVPs online. Of course that meant my parents called to tell me they would be there but oh I love them! We paid about $50 for cards 50 and envelopes that included our return address. (A nice touch for guests that can't make it but wanted to send something) Good luck.
I refuse to spend a lot of money on paper that people will throw away. So I'm doing them myself with the help of my daughter and cousin. Party stores have DIY invites by the box and you can print them out yourself. It would be a lot cheaper just buying the boxes and ink for the printer.
I went with Walgreens, and I'm so glad I did. I waited til they had some sale of 50% off.
There are a simple, earthy design and I'm totally fine with it. I've actually had so many compliments on them. $40 for 100 invites and envelopes! That's basically unbeatable. I even looked into printing my own and buying a template off etsy or something, but I would have spent just as much or more on ink and paper that it wasn't worth it. I'm very thankful that I found out about Walgreens.
I designed and printed my own after months of research lol. I wanted high quality without spending the near $1000 I saw similar invitations going for on etsy and Minted. Spent ~ $300 for all the paper, envelopes, ink and postage for 100 professional invites and thank you cards.
I used templates from weddingchicks.com . I did my invitations, RSVP, ceremony programs, and table numbers using the templates or inspiration from the templates. My invites cost me less than $20 and the programs cost me less than $20.
We used this site for our Save the Dates. I ordered 50 and with upgrading the paper and shipping it came out to about $45. I saw they have their invites for 99 cents each and they include the rsvp postcard and the matching envelopes as well.