Unless you opted to send out save the dates, your wedding invitations are the first look that your guests will get at your wedding, and they’ll likely set the tone for the entire event. With that being said don’t feel like you need to spend an arm and a leg on this portion of your wedding. They should fit the theme of your wedding, which means you can always go for little DIY details to give it that extra flair and cut down on costs at the same time. Regardless of whether you’re having an extravagant affair at the Liberty Grand or a simple gathering in your parents backyard, it’s never a bad idea to add a personal touch to your wedding invitations- a little goes a long way, and your guests will undoubtedly appreciate it! Here are a few tips to keep the costs of your invitations down, without compromising the aesthetics.
If you want a more high end invitation design but don’t want to to spend high- end money, keep in mind that downgrading materials can help cut down costs. The type of paper you print your invitations on and even the envelopes you package them in can drastically affect the price of your invitations. If you’re focused on being cost effective, then your best bet is to choose something simple- instead of opting for Jacquard stationery paper (fancy paper that’s screen printed and gives the illusion of multiple layers of lace), you could go with a regular weighted cardstock in a neutral or common colored envelope. Specific colors like emerald green can be difficult to find and a little more costly than a white envelope, for example.
There are also a number of ways that you can DIY your way to an expensive looking invitation without spending a bunch of cash. You can enhance your invites with a light sheen of glitter spray from the art store. You can glue little gems to accent your invitations. You can even add some bling to the inside of your envelopes to give them that extra oomph! Adding bows, charms, and small accessories to your invitations makes it more personal and will definitely enhance their overall appearance. You can even create your own crest to emboss on your invites and even make it a part of your entire theme. Some couples opt to simply intertwine their initials while others include images that hold sentimental value. Whatever you choose, your personality will shine through and make your invitations that much more stunning.
These are just a few tips to help you keep the cost of your invitations down. You can easily DIY your way to beautifully extravagant looking invitations without breaking the bank. If you have any pointers on how to save on invitations, leave a comment below and let us know!
Is your wedding really a wedding if there aren’t obnoxiously over-priced flowers present? Well, yes. But more often than not, brides and grooms pay an arm and a leg for some fresh foliage on their big day. And we get it, flowers are beautiful and undoubtedly add an extra flair- but dishing out the cash for them can be painful. Truth is, it isn’t necessary to spend a third of your entire wedding budget on them. So how can you save a few extra dollars without compromising your sweet smelling blossoms? Read on.
Using seasonal flowers can pare your floral budget down significantly . Paying attention to which flowers are in season during your wedding can leave you cost-effective and fabulous. Of course it depends on where you live, but most places have flowers available year round- it’s just up to you to figure out which ones, and which of those match your theme.
I know what you’re thinking- what kind of flowers are in season in the winter? Don’t worry, you’ve got some options.
Here’s a short list of some pretty choices for each season:
Keep in mind, this list is not extensive- these are just a few of the more popular wedding blossoms. There are a ton of others to choose from if none of these tickle your fancy.
Another option if you’re having a winter wedding is to find a locally owned greenhouse. These places are more likely to have some additional options, since they can grow flowers of all seasons at different times of the year. They’re also likely to be cheaper, since they don’t have to import blooms from abroad to accommodate your needs. AND you can support your local economy! It’s a win-win situation. Check out Pick Ontario’s website for more information on locally grown flowers and florists.
There are a ton of ways to be cost efficient without depriving your big day of some floral beauty. Leave us a comment below and let us know which is your favorite seasonal floral combination!