Where to Cut Costs Without Cutting Quality: Stationery

In the age of social media, it's so easy to get lost in day dreams of your perfect wedding while scrolling through pictures on Instagram or Pinterest. 

Don't worry, we all do it...but what's not so easy?

Getting hit with reality when you see the price tag attached to your dream dress on Pinterest.

Luckily, there are plenty of places you can cut costs without your guests noticing, allowing you to splurge on details that are truly important to you and your fiancé.  We have put together a blog post series so you can soak up every last tip on saving money to make the wedding of your dreams a reality.

Tip #1: Stationery

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I know what you're thinking: how expensive can paper really be? 

Well...let's say each person attending your wedding will receive one of each of the following:

  • save the date

  • invitation

  • RSVP card 

  • return envelope

  • menu

  • place card

  • program

  • thank you card

That's eight pieces of stationery per person, lets say multiplied by 100 guests, that's 800 pieces of paper you will be paying for.  

Instead, you could create a website for your wedding where guests will RSVP. This will save a lot of money on stationery and postage in the long run. A website can also be used for registry information, engagement photos, or any extra information about your wedding that wasn't included on the invitations. 

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If you still prefer to have real stationery, try printing your guests names on each individual menu to eliminate the need for place cards.  Limiting the number of items you are printing can drastically cut down your final cost. 

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Using online templates and printing them yourself will also save money. You won't be paying for shipping costs or labor, and your invitations will still look beautifully custom made.  

Our favorite website is Elopements check out some of out these gorgeous samples!

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 RSVP postcards eliminate the need for return envelopes and they use cheaper postage.

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Lastly, eliminate day of stationery all together (the environment and your wallet will thank you) by using one large program, seating chart and menu for guests to look at as guests walk in.

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Now that your money savvy in all things stationery, make sure to check back next week to learn about saving money on vendors!