Planning a wedding is an exciting time, but it can also be a costly endeavor. One area where you can cut costs without compromising on style is in mailing your wedding invitations. In this blog post, we’ll explore five creative and cost-effective ways to save money when it comes to mailing your wedding invitations. Let’s dive in!
Optimize Your Invitation Design
A stunning invitation doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Consider simplifying your invitation design by opting for a minimalist approach. A clean and elegant design not only saves on printing costs but also reduces the weight of the invitation, resulting in lower postage fees. Choose high-quality card stock and use your creativity to make a lasting impression while staying within your budget.
Compare Postage Rates
Websites like pirateship.com offer commercial pricing on postage, often times giving you a better rate than USPS when mailing your wedding invitations. Take advantage of these platforms to compare rates from different shipping carriers. By exploring different options, you can choose the most cost-effective shipping method that suits your needs without compromising on the quality of service.
Stick To Normal Envelope Sizes
Choosing standard envelope sizes for your wedding invitations can save you money on both printing and postage. Non-standard envelope sizes often incur additional fees at the post office due to their irregular dimensions. By opting for standard sizes, such as the rectangular A7 envelopes, you can avoid these extra costs and ensure your invitations are easy to handle and mail.
Embrace DIY Assembly
Involve your friends and family in a fun DIY invitation assembly party. By hand-assembling your invitations, you can save money on professional assembly services. Purchase invitation kits or individual components such as envelopes, cardstock, and decorative elements, and then gather your loved ones for an enjoyable crafting session. This not only helps reduce costs but also adds a personal touch to your wedding preparations.
Weigh Before You Buy
Before you purchase your full invitation suite, ask about total weight from your vendor or get it weighed beforehand at the post office. Depending on how many ounces your suite is, will determine how expensive it will be to mail. This is one of our favorite hacks to determine if you really need all those paper inserts, or if some of the information could go on your website. Ask about stamp options too!
Remember, every dollar saved adds up and can be redirected toward other important aspects of your special day. Postage is an area of your budget that can easily be forgotten, but adds up fast. If you have questions about where to shop for affordable suites, click here to ask one of our wedding planners!