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DIY Wedding Invitations

diy_wedding2_blog_extraThe cost of wedding invitations are between $400 and $800 on average. The price varies based on many different factors including the amount of invited guests, wedding theme or design, and materials, all of these are the major things that add up to give you your final price. Letterpress wedding invitations and hand-lettered save-the-dates are undeniably elegant, and invitation suites can get expensive—fast. Don’t forget to budget in the price of stamps. Who knew paper and printing could be so pricey? One way to cut some costs is to DIY your invitations.

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If you’re on the hunt for a budget-friendly alternative (and aren’t afraid of a little DIY work!), there is another option: printing your invitations at home.  Website such as Etsy offer printable invitations designed by stationers and graphic designers, then delivered to you as downloadable .JPG or .PDF files that you can either print in the comfort of your home or hand off to the local print shop. For a fraction of the cost of a custom invitation suite and printing services, you can get a semi custom invitation that fits your weddings theme.

If you aren’t afraid of the computer, another option is to design your own invitations. Wedding invitations can be made on basic programs like Word and more advanced programs like Adobe Illustrator. There are even a lot of free templates online that guide you through the process of creating and designing your own invitation suites.

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Flower Bouquet – Free Wedding Invitation Template
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Decorative papers, envelopes, pockets, stickers, whatever your heart desires can be purchased online for fraction of the price. Our favorite online website for the supplies is “Cards & Pockets.com” . They even have full kits for invitation suites and come in a variety of colors and designs.

With the help of the internet and the many blogs dedicated to wedding invitations there is no reason that with a little hard work you cant save hundreds of dollars.

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Brittany & Brianna

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Hi and welcome to our blog! We are Brittany and Brianna; wedding enthusiasts, and bridal shop owners.  We love all things bridal especially wedding gowns and accessories. We own Something Old, Something New Bridal in Manassas, Virginia and specialize in custom wedding dresses and alterations. We believe that your wedding gown should fit precisely to your figure down to every stitch and seam and we work our magic to do so. We also offer our brides a great selection of discounted sample dresses, secondhand  dresses and bridal accessories at affordable prices. Our view is that no matter the budget, or wedding date, all brides should experience the thrill of finding their dream gown.

Did you know that the average cost for a wedding in the United States is $33,391! And that’s not even including the amount spent on an engagement ring. The cost of a wedding depends on a wide variety of factors, including the amount of guests, the ceremony site, the time of year, the decor, the wedding gown, and of course, the city that you decide to get married in. We are here to tell you there’s no reason to go into debt over wedding details. Each week we will be giving you, our brides, ideas, tips, diy projects and money-saving hacks on how to trim your wedding budget without losing the class and elegance of your big day!

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Brittany & Brianna

 

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”