If you’re trying to plan a beautiful wedding that doesn’t cost you a fortune, you have to take on each aspect of your wedding and decide what you have the time, creativity, and comfort to take on yourself – and which elements of you’re wedding will have to be left to a wedding vendor.
One area that is often overlooked when it comes to saving on your wedding is do it yourself wedding invitation kits. These kits are readily available at most craft stores, and though many online retailer such as amazon.
When shopping for an affordable wedding invitation kit, there are a few essential things to keep in mind:
Make sure the kit includes everything you need. The basics are the wedding invitations, invitation envelopes, and response cards. Some kits will include test printing cards, elegant seals, invitation jackets, and charms or ribbons to add in some flair. If there are specific elements of your wedding invitation that are “must haves” make sure you find kits that match your style, or be prepared for the added time and cost to purchase these flourishes later on.
Make sure the cost is truly less than what you pay a wedding vendor. According to the Bridal Association of America, the average couple spends over $650 dollars on their wedding invitations, reception cards, and invitation envelopes – what amounts to an enormous expense! With the average cost of a traditional invitation starting $3 per invite, and going as high as a $9 per invite for letter press – there is significant opportunity for savings on this item.
To find out if the kit you like is truly providing you with affordable wedding invitations, you need to find the cost per invitations. Most wedding wedding invitation kits will vary the number of invitations provided, and add on elements like the response cards, etc – to make it harder for you to judge the kits true value in comparison to another kit.
To find the price per invite, take the cost of the wedding invitation kit, and divide that amount by the number of invitations in the kit to get your cost per invite. For example: a $35 kit, will 30 invitations has a cost per invite of $1.17 – a mere fraction of what the average couple spends!
Once you have done this, you’re ready to go out and comparison shop.
With the wide availability of beautiful wedding invitation kits, you should have no problem finding an affordable alternative to traditional wedding invitations, while retaining the elegance and class that your big gay deserves!