A decrease in average wedding budgets and technological advancements for do-it-yourselfers has inspired several alternatives and options for obtaining inexpensive wedding invitations. Although traditional, formal invitations complete with RSVP cards are still fairly popular, they can be had at much lower prices as well as being easily made on the personal computer. The standards of acceptable and inexpensive wedding invitations have changed very much over the years. No one really cares if invitations are engraved or even in envelopes.
Unfortunately for printing businesses across the world, we can make our own inexpensive wedding invitations at home. Every word processing program has a multitude of fonts and settings to design perfectly formatted content. The enhanced capabilities of home printers have made the trip to the printer’s store completely unnecessary.
Purchasing the ideal paper and envelopes is as easy as a trip to an office supply outlet or a quick search online. In addition to purchasing paper online, printing companies that evolved with the advent of the World Wide Web have made it easy to shop for and purchase inexpensive wedding invitations from their websites. Prices have been drastically lowered in comparison to past years in acknowledgement of the ease with which we can accomplish the task on our own.
Types of inexpensive wedding invitations changed with the times as well. Not only have traditional mailed invitations been streamlined, “save the date” postcards have all but eclipsed them as the most popular method of inexpensive wedding invitations. These postcards usually feature a photograph of the couple and can range in styles from pseudo-formal to completely whimsical.
Their casual appearance makes them easy to post on household bulletin boards and refrigerators making them very convenient for the guests. Using this method of inexpensive wedding invitations also saves on postage when mailed in bulk from the post office. They also make wonderful additions to collages and photo albums as keepsakes.
Although the choice of wedding invitations is just as important as it ever was, the methods and costs have made the task much less tedious than in the past. It no longer has to be a chore delegated to a member of the wedding party and the myriad of available options make it much less taxing on the couple’s wedding budget. Choosing the design and type of inexpensive wedding invitations can be a fun and enjoyable shared task for the bride and groom to be.