Avoid These Six Embellishments To Save On Wedding Invitations

Avoid These Six Embellishments To Save On Wedding Invitations

If you want to send out wedding invitations, but don’t want break the bank, you should skip these fancy linings, lettering and other embellishments.

Photo by Aleksander Cocek.

It’s shocking how expensive weddings can be even before you’ve started paying for the actual ceremony and reception. If you’re going for a budget wedding, Chelsea Shukov, the owner of Los Angeles based letterpress company Sugar Paper, recommends you watch out for these simple details that can rapidly drive up the cost:

  1. Lined envelopes
  2. Thick cardstock
  3. Lots of colours
  4. Bordering
  5. Hand-lettering
  6. Extra cards with directions or information

Someone adheres envelope liners by hand, and duplexing, the process of making thick cardstock, is done by hand as well. The same goes for bordering, or having the cards edges painted. In fact, if you want lots of colour in your invites, you’re better off going to a digital or offset printer instead. And calligraphers can charge as much as $33 per envelope if you want hand-lettering. Lastly, those extra cards with directions and extra details about the receptions are completely unnecessary when everyone has Google Maps, Facebook and email. You can learn more about wedding invitation dos and don’ts at the link below.

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