There is quite a bit of stationary that comes along with planning a wedding. From the save the date, to the actual invitation to the thank you notes, you will need to find an affordable and efficient way to get all of these things done and sent out. If you already have an exact vision of what you want them to look like, you want to be sure that you find somewhere that can fully meet your expectations. You also want to be sure that you aren’t going overboard with how much you spend on them.
When it comes to budget, you really shouldn’t allocate much to things like invitations and save the dates. You should save big chunks of your overall budget to go toward catering and venue, which will cost the most. If you need some help figuring out your wedding budget, over at Indian Creek, we have an entire blog dedicated to letting you know what you should put your money toward and how much you will need to be saving up. Read it here!
To start, be sure that you know how many you will need. Have your guest list finalized and counted out in order to get an accurate estimate for how much the stationary will cost. This will help you choose a vendor based on price. You don’t want to worry about running out or having way too many, so be sure that you have your exact number (with maybe a few extras just in case) ready to go when searching for the best place to order from.
Minted is a great option for your wedding stationary because it is a website that will help you create custom invitations that are completed by independent artists. The reason this is so great is because it will give you that individualized and custom look you may be searching for without forcing you to fork over a bunch of money.
Oftentimes, custom designed and made items will be particularly expensive, which is fair, but if you want that custom feel and a good deal, Minted is the way to go. The more you purchase from them, the less it will be. Typically they cost around $2 per invitation depending on how many you order and what design you want. They can be more expensive if you are looking for fancier invitations.
At Indian Creek, another great place that we love to recommend is Etsy. Etsy is a great choice for you to get super custom invitations. This is an awesome choice if you want something more unique than you can not find on other websites. This could include calligraphy or even invitations on things other than paper (think Christmas ornaments, bottle openers, etc.). This is a great place to go if you have some extra cash to spend on alternative and unique invitations.
The best part about this is that you are paying individual creators for their art! What a win-win!
Lastly, if you are confident in your designing or decorating skills, you can make your own save the dates or invitations yourself! Consider using an online design software like Canva or try your hand at calligraphy! Making them yourself is a fun way to give them a unique and personal feel. Don’t worry about them being perfect, making them personal is much more meaningful!
Need help planning your wedding? Don’t stress! Contact us at Indian Creek and we can book your date and help you start planning your perfect day!