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Wedding Invitations are an important piece of the wedding planning puzzle.

They announce your plans and invite your guests to join in the celebration!

There’s a lot to know about wedding invitations, so we’ve put together this guide to help you stay on-track and on-budget when it comes to your wedding stationery.

From your save-the-dates and wedding invitations, all the way through your day-of stationery and thank-you cards, this guide will lead you through every step of the way!

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Wedding Invitations:
Everything You Need to Know

There are many aspects involved in a wedding invitation. Check out some of these helpful posts about wedding invites:

Save Money on Your Wedding Invitations

Wedding Invitations can be expensive. You have to get the right design, color, and feel of the invitations… and then you have to get the matching enclosure cards and RSVP’s. Don’t forget the fancy envelopes.

1. Fewer printed pieces = less money.

Include RSVP info on the invitation itself and reduce the need for an extra RSVP card. 

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2. Utilize your Wedding Website.

Cut down on enclosures and additional cards by sharing relevant info on your wedding website.

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3. Choose flat-printed invitations.

Digital, flat printing methods are more affordable than manual methods like letterpress and foil-printing.

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4. DIY Your Wedding Invites.

Save money on your wedding stationery by making your own wedding invitations.

5. Skip the outer AND inner envelopes.

Do you really need them? If not, you could definitely save some money. Shop our suggested envelope partners here.

6. Pick a postcard RSVP.

Opt for a reply postcard instead of the card and envelope. Again, saving money per card.

7. Forget the lined envelope.

If you absolutely can’t live without them, make them yourself. Check out this tutorial for creating your own envelope liners.

8. Choose an all-in-one style.

Check out the savvy all-in-one wedding invitations from Minted. Simple, savvy, and stress-free!

9. Semi-DIY Your Invitations

If you don’t want to go full-on DIY, you can try the Semi-DIY Route with printable wedding templates!

10. Add your own embellishments.

Personalize your invitations and make them look more luxe with small additions and embellishments like ribbon or stick-on jewels.

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Wedding Stationery Timeline

6-12 Months Before the Wedding

  • Design & Print or Choose & Order Save the Dates
  • Mail Save the Dates

4-6 Months Before the Wedding

  • Design & Print or Choose & Order Wedding Invitations
  • Design & Print or Choose & Order Rehearsal Dinner Invites

2-4 Months Before the Wedding

  • Mail Wedding Invitations
    6-8 Weeks before the Wedding
  • Mail Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
  • Design & Print or Choose & Order Reception Stationery

1-2 Months Before the Wedding

  • Design & Print or Choose & Order Wedding Programs

Choose Your Wedding Invitation Action Plan:

DIY: Designing and Printing Your Own Wedding Invitations

Are you a crafty bride? Want to go the DIY route for your wedding paper goods? Click here for DIY invitation resources.

Semi-DIY: Customize a Template or Embellish a Purchased Invite

Not feeling confident enough to go fully DIY? Check out these printable templates you can customize yourself!

Done for You: Order Professionally-Printed Invitations

If DIY is not your jam, you may prefer to order your invitations from a designer or wedding company. Check out some of our favorites below!

Where to Buy Your Wedding Invitations

Would You Rather Buy than DIY? There are pros and cons to diying your wedding invitations. If you’re not up to the task, check out our recommended wedding invitation partners below.

Best wedding invitation suppliers:

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Visit Minted for all your wedding stationery needs!