Thrifty DIY Wedding, Part Four: Wedding Invitations
With two months and a very small budget, the search for affordable wedding invitations was on! Many places offer designs for such an occasion, where all you need to do is change the information. Still, I wanted to create my own to match the theme of the wedding, so all I needed was a printer.
With the iDraw app, I designed a simple scene from the Disney Pixar movie "Up". I didn't need any fancy fonts either, so the ones available with the app worked just fine. I shopped around for a quick printer and Staples won out! With a 25% off coupon on my first online purchase (it pays to search for coupon codes online), we were able to get 80 invitations for just $100! Since it was time sensitive, I paid for the express shipping to be able to send them out immediately.
My fantastic sister/maid of honor helped me address the envelopes. Handwritten!
Yes, it's customary to have printed script to mail them to your family and friends, but I find that there is a great amount of charm when someone has taken the time to write down your name, rather that just have a printer spit it out.
When I went to the post office, my cashier made a special effort to find an elegant stamp design for the invitations. Thanks USPS Panorama City location!
Printed Invitations from Staples: $100 + $25 express delivery
Forever Stamps: $35