Wedding stationery and invitations may seem like small details, but the costs can quickly add up. From invitations and RSVP cards to programs and signage, many couples find themselves spending hundreds (if not thousands!) on stationery before the day.
If you’re looking for some savvy ways to save money on your wedding stationery, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for our top 6 ways to cut costs on your wedding stationery, without sacrificing on style or quality!
When it comes to your wedding invitations, going digital is hands-down the most affordable option. Traditional wedding invitations usually involve several different components such as envelopes, inserts, and specialty materials – not to mention the added costs for printing and postage.
These days, more and more couples are choosing to go paperless with digital invitations instead. Not only are digital invitations super affordable, they also make it easier for guests to RSVP in just the click of a button! Simply choose a beautiful template that fits the theme for your day, customise it with your wedding details, send it out electronically to your guests, and watch the RSVPs roll in.
Send Joint Invitations
Remember, you don’t need to organise a separate wedding invitation for each individual guest! Use joint invitations for couples, families, and any guests with plus-ones to help you save a few extra dollars.
Pro tip: when sending joint invitations, make sure you address them correctly to avoid any confusion! Read our step-by-step guide to addressing your wedding invitations here.
Utilise Your Wedding Website
As well as saving you time (and stress) communicating with your guests, wedding websites are also a fantastic tool to help you cut down on stationery costs. Instead of sending out bulky information cards or venue maps with your invitations, simply outline all of the essential details on your wedding website instead. You’ll save money on additional paper and printing, while your guests will appreciate having all of the info they need in one convenient place.
You can use your wedding website to address all of your guest FAQs such as venue directions, registry details, timelines, and dress codes. Read our guide on exactly what to include on your wedding website here!
Proofread Before Printing
Don’t forget to proofread your wedding stationery multiple times before printing! Remember, incorrect spelling or inaccurate wedding details will mean additional costs for reprinting (and an unexpected blow to the budget).
Sit down with your partner and run through your stationery wording with a fine-toothed comb to ensure your copy is error-free. It may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how easy it can be to make silly mistakes when you’re in the thick of wedding planning.
Use Signs Over Stationery
On the day itself, cut costs by using communal signs instead of individual stationery elements wherever possible.
For example, rather than printing a ceremony program for each guest, display the schedule on an easel at the entrance. Instead of organising individual place cards, create one large seating chart. Opt for just one menu per table, rather than one per guest. You get the picture!
Not only will signs help you trim your stationery budget, but they’re also a more eco-friendly option with less paper wastage after the day. Find more tips on planning an eco-friendly wedding here.
Finally, don’t leave your stationery and invitation details to the last minute! Give yourself plenty of time to figure out exactly what you need, set a budget, and research and compare your options. This will help you avoid impulse purchases and allow you to get the best bang for your buck.
Ready to get started? Explore our range of paperless invitations and wedding websites here to create your perfect digital stationery suite!