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Save the Date & Invitations

Every bride wants her wedding to reflect her and her fiance’s individual personalities & style, from their choice of colors to flowers to decor. The first thing guests will see that reflects their wedding is in the save the date or invitation they receive in the mail. Unfortunately due to the sliding economy, many brides & grooms are having to make adjustments in their budget and sometimes one of the first things that get cut is the $3.50+ invitations. It’s amazing how expensive it can get when you are inviting more than 200 guests to attend the best day of your life.

I want to share a little trick my husband and I did to cut costs but also have an invitation that best reflected our wedding:

1 – choose to have a two -sided photo invitation. Cut out all the extra papers and envelopes and keep it simple. Have them rsvp on your wedding website and save on the many unused stamps you & the mailman will never see again:-)

2 – design it yourself! I can’t tell you how easy (& fun!) this was for us! We used photoshop and I just looked online for different examples and took a few things from multiple examples to create my own unique design. If you aren’t good with photoshop or another computer design software, chances are one of your friends, family members, or niece/nephew is and can help you create a fabulous invite! OR ask your engagement photographer to help you create your invitation using the new photos of you and your fiance.

3 – order your postcard/invite/save the date from This is the ONLY company my husband and I use for printing services because their prices are unbeatable for the quality you receive. This is where I ordered my wedding invitations and my awesome business cards:-)They always have some sort of deal or discount so check the website out at

Hopefully this will help you cut costs so you don’t have to cut them in other areas like your venue, dress, or favorite coordinator:-)

Happy Planning!

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