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Savvy Ways to Save on Wedding Invitations

Ingenious ways to break the big news, not your bank.

Send a Postcard Save-the-Date

Use premade cards that capture your location, or "create your own at," suggests stationer Sabrina Moyle of Hello! Lucky in San Francisco.

Learn the Lingo

To score the look of expensive engraving, consider thermography, which offers a similar effect for less.

Print at Home

"Ask your stationer to design and send you a PDF of your suite," says Erin Napier of Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence in Laurel, Mississippi.

Or Design and Print at Home

If you have time, computer skills, and a high-quality printer, consider making invites at, Moyle says. "Use paper with a textured eggshell finish."

Skip a Step

Leave out the reply card, envelope, and extra postage by asking guests to R.S.V.P. online via a free website such as, says Moyle.

Comments (1)

  • BeckyLambers 22 May, 2012

    I designed my own invitations on and used a coupon from So I bought them for half off and free shipping. 200 invitations for $103, not bad!. They were gorgeous and I have received dozens of compliments on them.