How to Really $ave on Wedding Invitations?

by | Oct 16, 2020 | Invitations

Weddings are so expensive! And, in order to stay on budget, couples must prioritize their spending.  So, where and how can you actually save while planning the day of your dreams?

Professional wedding planners usually suggest the easiest way to reduce costs is to minimize your guest list, avoid peak seasons and Saturday evenings. In addition, thousands of dollars can be saved by having a DJ rather than a band. Some couples are eliminating formal sit down menus and instead opting for heavy appetizers or a Sunday Brunch Menu.

Today, many brides are serious about minimizing costs, and doing it yourself (DIY) is often assumed to be a reasonable solution to save.   In reality, a DIY Bride must be crafty, artsy, and love the challenge of making something completely on her own.  Since most brides don’t fall into this category, their DIY efforts will usually look unprofessional and amateurish.  It’s tempting to pick up a do-it-yourself kit at the local hobby shop. How hard can it be to write your text and send it to print? In reality, you need to be very familiar with your printer and load up on ink in order to produce a product you will be proud to mail. Other brides think ordering invitations online is economical. However, be aware that their deceiving pricing tactics end up costing you much more than planned. Plus, any mistakes or errors fall solely on you. There is no actual person to resolve your problem(s) when you order online.

Your local stationery shop sells pre-printed birthday or bridal shower cards off the shelf for about $3.00 a piece. So, why do you hesitate spending that same amount on a custom printed wedding invitation?  Remember that this is the most important day of your life. The invitation is the actual preview of your special day; it sets the mood of what is to come. Your guests will often determine their attire for your event from the invitation and what type of gift to give. What impression do you really want your invitation to make?

How can a bride really get the best value on invitations? Our recommendation is to use a professional stationer. Stationers have access to numerous vendors for every budget, they know what products only look expensive, and are able to direct you accordingly. A local shop’s buying expertise is something you can benefit from, and her knowledge of etiquette can help you avoid embarrassing and often costly mistakes. She can resolve any issues that come up with the printer. If you give her a budget, she can show you which particular invitations will work for you. There are so many beautiful options to choose from, and many only look pricey!

At Kathryn’s Bridal & Invitations, we can offer significant value to brides who purchase their dress from us. We have an Invitation & Design Studio with the largest selection to satisfy every price point. In addition, we promise superior customer service and etiquette expertise. Our goal is to ensure each bride is confident that she is in the care of true local professionals who will help make her dream day a reality and within budget.  Your time is money and we want to make sure you spend it wisely.

Call today for your appointment and experience the magic!

Kathryn’s Bridal

3807 West Elm Street McHenry, IL 60050


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