One of the largest expenses while getting married is the wedding stationary. You can spend a rather large amount of money on your wedding stationary if you have the funds. Many people view the wedding stationary as a highly important part of the wedding process. They see the wedding stationary as your first chance to show the world who you are as a couple. If you feel this way, you will want to spend a little extra time, money and effort on your wedding stationary. If you view them as simply a means to let everyone know about the wedding, there are many ways you can save money.
You will want to purchase your wedding stationary early. Whether you are having invitations printed professionally or you are going to print your own wedding stationary, you want to send out invitations with enough time for people to plan to make it to your nuptials. One very important thing about your wedding is having the people you care about present. If you don’t send out your wedding stationary with enough time, people might make other plans.
Fancy wedding stationary can be very expensive. Because of this, you should determine your overall wedding budget. Then, you should decide exactly what you want to spend on wedding stationary. If you are looking to spend a lot of money, you might be able to afford nicer wedding stationary on thicker and more expensive paper. Professional printers will offer a wide range of options that can suit any needs. If you are looking to save money, you can make your own invitations from wedding stationary. You can save a lot of cash by opting to make your own wedding stationary rather than hire out. If you are planning to have a huge wedding, this can be a big undertaking.
If you are making the wedding stationary yourself, you should make sure you allow plenty of time. Addressing hundreds of envelopes is no small project and you will want to make sure that everyone on the list gets an invite. You don’t want to be rushing at the last minute to finish up your wedding stationary. You also want to give people time to RSVP so you can know exactly how many people are planning to show up. Weddings are expensive and it is certainly undesirable to have a lot of people fail to respond. You can make your own wedding stationary by going to a craft store. They will generally have paper with nice designs that you can put in your own printer. You can dress up your wedding stationary by adding ribbons or confetti.
Another way to save money on wedding stationary is to send out e-vites. An e-vite is an online invitation. You can use sources such as email or networking sites such as Facebook or Myspace to get the word out. This is also a great way to differentiate between who is coming to the reception and who is just invited to the ceremony. You can send e-vites to a large group of people for the wedding ceremony and then send out paper invitations to those invited to the reception. This can save a lot of money and cut back on confusion.