The costs associated with wedding stationery can be excessive. Design, printing and mailing charges spiral, particularly if you're having a large wedding. And when you're browsing in wedding stores and absolutely love what you see it's very easy to spend too much on impulse without realizing the whole cost.
Here are some money-saving wedding ideas to keep your costs within reason:
Do you need to print them?
Printed wedding date claimers, invitations and RSVP cards are traditionally posted to guests, and you'll also need to pay for envelopes and stamps. If you're having a lot of guests this can get expensive.
Instead, why not design your own invitation as an electronic document. That way, you can email it to your guests. Guests will respond via email, using less paper and saving on postage. Understandably you may need to have some digitally printed copies for older guests and those that don't have email but this will not be anywhere near as expensive as printing them all.
Look for do-it-yourself options at stationery stores
With the enormous range of beautiful papers and cards available at stationery stores you can easily, and inexpensively, create your own invitations.
For the most cost-effective invitations, choose paper stock that will feed through a computer printer. You can set up an electronic template that includes your wedding details and print directly on the attractive paper stock, and/or overlay the printed paper to decorative card for a personal touch.
Create a website for your wedding
Have a look at the various wedding directories. For a small subscription fee you can create a website all about your wedding. The set up process is simple. You choose from the website templates available and customize the details for your own website. You include all the information for the pre-wedding parties as well as your wedding day celebrations. With some of the wedding website subscriptions you can even create your wedding invitations, email them to guests and collate RSVPs.