6 Money Saving Tips for Wedding Stationery

Handmade wedding stationery is a fantastic choice for many couples (I'm biased, but still…)

 

Handmade give you something unique

Handmade allows for lots of personalisation

Handmade is made just for you, with love, care and attention to make sure that they are as perfect as they possibly could be

 

However… handmade is more expensive than generic 'fill in the blank' invites or personalised printed invitation you can buy online

(Both of which have their place in the world, naturally- I even have some invitations you can customise yourself on a print on demand website. But, I love handmade, so this is where I'm focussing my money saving tips today)

 

This is because you are not only paying for the materials- and quality materials on their own cost more than you might expect- but you are also paying for the designer's skills are creating a beautiful invitations, and for the time that it takes to develop the manufacturing skills to make 100 near identical, practically perfect in every way invitations/place cards/etc.

 

If this pushes handmade wedding stationery a little out of your budget, then I have a few tips and tricks that may help you out if you are willing to make a few compromises and work with your stationer...

 

 

 

  1. Save on postage by choosing as flat a design as possible (or even better, delivering by hand when you can). The Post Office are pretty strict about how thick a letter can be before you have to pay extra, and with letters thicker than 5mm being about 20p more to post than those under 5mm, this can add up quickly- money that could be better spent on things for your wedding! It might be a relatively small amount of money, but every little counts when you're on a budget
  2. Choosing a flat design can also be less expensive because there may be fewer expensive materials, like diamantes or 3D paper flowers.
  3. Pick a simpler invitation base style. I have 4 invite bases available as standard, ranging from the least expensive (Card) through to the most expensive (Pocket Fold), with Chequebook and Banded between. The Card style has the least amount of space for details, so if you're wanting to include a lot of information this may not be the option for you. However, the Chequebook and Banded styles have a lot of space for information plus options for adding more if necessary, which may make them a great alternative to the Pocket Fold for budget-conscious couples
  4. If your budget won't stretch to the Chequebook or Banded styles either, consider setting up a wedding website or blog with all the extra information your guests could possibly need, and include a web address in your Card style invitation. Expect a call or two from less tech-savvy guests, but most people nowadays have access to the internet and will be happy to look up your details online. This is one way to drastically cut the cost of your invites without too much of a compromise in style. You may be thinking 'well, why don't I just do a website then, and not bother with physical invites at all?'. Of course, you could do that- but your guests are more likely to remember your wedding details if you take the time to send a card they can put on their fridge or notice board, rather than having to dig through a load of emails or text messages to fine what they're looking for :)
  5. See at least one sample. Whether that's one that's been personalised to your wedding colours/styles or just having a good look at a range of samples and materials at a wedding fayre or consultation, make sure that you have seen real examples of a stationers work before ordering. Even if you have to pay for a sample, it's still much cheaper than buying a load of invites only to find that the quality isn't right and you have to replace them
  6. Find out if there's any deals to be had, but only buy if it's actually what you want. Similar to the tip above, if you're buying something just because it's 'cheap' or 'on offer', not because you actually like it and then decide to replace it, then you've no longer made any saving. In fact, you will probably end up spending a whole lot more than you would have done if you'd paid the extra for the one you liked in the first place. I regularly have exclusive special offers for my newsletter readers- sign up at the bottom of this page to get access to them :)

 

So, there you have it! 6 top tips that may just save you a few pennies when it comes to ordering handmade stationery :)

 

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