Budgeting for Wedding Invitations

Budgeting for Wedding InvitationsWe’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, your wedding invitations serve two very important purposes. The obvious being that they provide your guests with the information and details for your soiree. The sometimes not so obvious, but definitely true, being that they set the tone for your event. And we want to help you make a good first impression!

It can be hard to consider invitations a priority when the dollars start adding up as you buy your gown, book the venue, and start taste testing food and cake combinations. To help put things in perspective, we’ve got a few tips to help you budget for your wedding invitations.

  • The average couple spends two to five percent of their overall budget on invitations. The percentage you choose should be based on your priorities. We won’t argue that your wedding gown may carry a higher value to you than your wedding invitations.
  • If money is getting tight, focus on the basics first. Creative By Me has a number of options to help make your invitations more affordable, like postcard invites and RSVP’s, and more simple designs. The most important aspects of your invitation suite are the actual invite and the RSVP. You can choose to forego the multiple envelopes, embellishments, and fancy postage. Some brides even nix a formal RSVP in lieu of an online RSVP through their wedding website. It’s possible to have a professionally designed invitation no matter what your budget may be.
  • The Bridal Association of America estimates that couples on average spend $659 on wedding invitations and reply cards. In Pennington County the average is $754. This estimate does not include postage or wedding day stationary like programs. Most professional invitations cost between $2-8 each, depending on the type of envelope, inserts and embellishments.

We can help you find the right invitation to fit you and your budget. Contact us today to get started!

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