What is the cheapest way to send wedding invitations?
Wedding invitations are usually an afterthought when it comes to a wedding budget. Big-ticket items like the venue, caterer, and photographer are top of mind but invitations shouldn't be forgotten. Traditional invitations can cost anywhere from $400 to $1000 for 100 guests! This includes envelopes, postage, the invitations themselves, and return postage. Not to mention we all know guests throw away the invitations. Use these 3 tips below to ensure you stay on budget for wedding invitations.
1. Send out the wedding invitations via text message
You use your phone for everything - why not send out your wedding invitations the same way? It is 2022 after all. Platforms like Text My Wedding make it easy to import your guests, group them, and send out a customized text message invitation. Both your wallet and guests will thank you.
- Cost: $100-150
- Savings for 100 guests: $300-900
2. Send email invitations
Similar to text messages, you can use email to send out wedding invites. Sending wedding invites via email is starting to become more normal even though it's not 'traditional'. It's not as instant as text messages but allows for more customization. You can create an electronic version of a traditional invitation.
- Cost: Free to $150
- Savings for 100 guests $400-1000
3. Use an online RSVP form
As with receiving your invitations, wedding guests also prefer to RSVP online. Nobody has time to write that 2 guests are attending, they would like to eat chicken, and have a pine nut allergy on a card. Then after all that, walk out to their mailbox (which is full of junk coupons) and send you back a card. This is where RSVP'ing online makes it easy for your guests. They open the link from your text or email invitation and RSVP right from the comfort of their couch.
- Cost: Free to $200 for a custom site
- Savings for 100 guests: $400-1000
Ready to save money on wedding invitations and send them as text messages? Sign up and we'll help you get started. Even if you're not quite prepared to take the plunge into text message wedding invitations, using email or an online RSVP form can save you money. Not only will you save money but will be much more eco-friendly. And don't forget, there are plenty of other ways to save on your wedding - check out our blog for more tips.
About the Author
Maegan is a millennial living the dream in NYC. While not having found a prince charming yet, she is obsessed with weddings. Outside of spending long nights in East Village (searching for prince charming) you'll catch her checking out the latest trendy bridal boutiques and scrolling the IG for latest wedding trends