So, you have yet to send out wedding invitations but seem to have somehow already blown your budget. And now you're looking at invitations and realizing these are much more expensive than you thought. We don't blame you for considering making the effort to train carrier pigeons to deliver invitations to cut down on postage..." Good thing you caught yourself before Googling "carrier pigeon costs" (thus further distracting yourself by watching videos of carrier pigeons, etc) and instead came to your friends at Brides.
So, we are here with good news! It is possible to find some beautiful wedding invitations even on a limited budget. And one way to really cut down on costs is to look into printable invitation options. As in, you find a design you like, the stationer will give you a file, and you print it yourself. Voila!
Although it may be more work on your end than if you hired a stationer to take care of everything (designing, printing, etc.), you are saving a lot of money by doing some of the back-end work yourself. Another good thing about printable invitations is that you can commission a designer to do something completely custom, or they can just change bits of an original design, or you can have them only change names in an existing invitation suite—there are still a range of options for you, price-wise. Usually if you talk to the stationer they'll be able to recommend a reliable printer that you can work with, and then it's as easy as sending the printing company the digital file, chatting with them about what type of paper you want, and your timeline. Easy peasy!
To help you get started, we rounded up some of our favorite budget-friendly printable wedding invitations from Etsy. Happy hunting!