Posted on

Budgeting For Your Wedding Stationery

Budgeting for your wedding stationery Love Invited

Over the years we have worked with lots of lovely couples all with different wedding stationery budgets. Here at Love Invited, we don’t have a ‘one size fits all approach’ and are big believers that cutting the costs does not mean cutting the quality. Above all, we do our best to help you stay within your budget whilst giving you wedding stationery which you love.

Below are a few tips we have put together to help you stick to your wedding stationery budget. Although, please note these are only a guide and we are here to advise you along the way.

Save The Dates

Firstly, a question we get asked a lot is whether or not we recommend sending save the dates. We advise that if you know all the details of your wedding, and the date is within a year, then it is worth considering sending your wedding invitations straight away and skipping on the cost of save the dates.

Personalisation

Next, when ordering your wedding invitations we will give you the option to add extra details such as guest personalisation (guest names). If you do not mind whether your guest’s names are printed on the invitations, why not ask us to simply leave a space on the design for you to handwrite them yourselves?

RSVP Cards

Sending RSVP cards with your invitations are great if you are having a more formal and traditional wedding. However, if sending an RSVP card isn’t your style, why not have wording on the back of your wedding invitation explaining how to RSVP? For example, ‘ Please RSVP to [email protected]

Foil

If you like the look of foil detailing but are working towards a smaller budget, why not opt for your stationery to be printed on a pearlescent card instead? The card will have a natural shimmer and also give your stationery that extra special touch without the additional cost.

Tags & Twine

Similarly, the addition of Tags & Twine, Ribbon or a matching belly band is a lovely idea, especially if you have additional information and RSVP cards. Why not save these little details for your day invitations and keep your evening invitations (and cost) minimal?

Quantity

Once you have your guest list sorted you can begin to work out the number of wedding invitations you may need. It is important to remember, you most probably do not need one invitation per person. For example, you may send one invitation to a family of four living in the same house and similarly, you may send one invitation to each couple. Using this method will instantly cut numbers and also reduce the cost on your wedding stationery. This rule also applies to your on the day stationery. For example, it may be worth considering having 1 Order of Service or order of the day per couple, instead of per person.

Bespoke VS Collections

Finally, if you have a unique & specific design idea in mind then our Bespoke service may be the best option for you. However, if you spot a collection you love but think a few changes would make it perfect, we offer free colour and wording customisation on all of our ready to buy designs.

We hope the above tips help a little with keeping your wedding stationery within budget. Furthermore, we have put together a short guide below explaining some options you may choose for each budget from Love Invited. We have based below costs on 100-day guests and extra evening guests- of course, this will most probably be different for yourselves so please only use this as a guide. No matter how big or small your budget, we work hard with you to creating wedding stationery perfect for your special day.

Budget: £400-£500

75 A6 Double sided Invitations without guest names: £146.25

50 A6 Double sided Order of The Day: £97.50

100 Place Cards with guest names: £130

10 Table numbers or names: £15

10 Table menus: £15

A3 Printed Table Plan: £45

Total = £448.75

Budget £500-£600

Love Invited wedding stationery budget £500-£600

50 A6 Double sided invitations without guest names with label & twine: £125

50 RSVP cards: £75

25 A6 Double sided invitations without guest names: £48.75

50 A6 Double sided Order of The Day: £97.50

100 Place Cards with guest names: £130

10 Table numbers or names: £15

10 Table menus: £15

A3 Printed Table Plan: £45

Total: £551.25

Budget £700-£800

50 A6 Save The Dates: £97.50

50 5×7″ Double Sided Invitations with guest names (day): £147.50

50 RSVP Cards: £75

25 A6 Double Sided Invitations without guest names (evening): £48.75

50 A6 4 page folded Order Of  Service: £125

100 Place Cards with guest names: £130

10 Table Numbers or names: £15

10 Table Menus: £15

20×30” double mounted table plan: £89

Total= £742.75

Budget £900-£1,000

50 A7 Save The Dates with magnet: £107.50

50 A6 4 Page Pocket Fold Invitation: £222.50

50 RSVP Cards: £75

50 Additional Information Cards: £75

25 A6 Double Sided Invitations without guest names (evening): £48.75

50 A6 4 page folded Order Of  Service: £125

100 Place Cards with guest names: £130

10 Table Numbers or names: £15

10 Table Menus: £15

20×30” double mounted table plan with ornate frame: £159

Total= £972.75

Budget £1,000+

Love Invited wedding stationery budget £1000+

50 A7 Save The Dates with magnet & foil: £157.50

50 A6 8 Page passport style invitations with foil & tear off RSVP: £272.50

25 Boarding pass Invitations with foil: £98.75

50 A5 double sided Order of the Day with Foil: £175

100 Place cards with guest names and foil: £180

10 Table numbers with foil: £25

10 Table Menus with foil: £25

20×30″ mounted table plan with frame and foil: £189

Total= £1122.75

 

We hope the above guide helps a little with budgeting for your wedding stationery. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any more questions for us- we are happy to help!

Remember, all designs shown are just examples- there is a range of options available in each of our collections to suit your budget.

Return to Blog