Hey there! You’re probably wondering how wedding planning is going since I’m getting married Friday. I’ve got last-minute things but nothing too big. Mostly I’m designing and printing pretty paper pieces.
We set a tight budget for our invites. As a designer, I’m not willing to sacrifice quality on my own wedding suite — this is the opportunity I get to pick everything! Here’s how we stayed in budget for our dream invites.
I’m a designer so this was a no-brainer. If you’re not a designer, try a friend who is. I’ve gifted family and friends invite designs in the past, and I know others who’ve done the same. Otherwise, scour the internet for free printables — they’re everywhere!
Print at home
Although we lucked out and printed our letterpress invites for free, we printed the rest on my $99 black-and-white printer and added color with paper or hand-inking.
At Neenah Paper you can snag free samples (+shipping), which we did for the invites. French Paper sells $5 letter-sized sample packs, which supplied the rest of our paper. We only paid full price for our envelopes (also from French).
Leverage your resources for the invites of your dreams!
Photo credits: Joe Crimmings and Calee Himes