Of all the things you can splurge on for your wedding, your wedding invitations might be pretty low on the list. But since wedding invitations are the first impression of your wedding to your guests, you definitely don’t want to sacrifice quality or elegance, either. Considering how much wedding invitations cost, one option to save money is to make them for yourself, which can be easier than you think! You can find some great free wedding invitation templates online, many created by talented professional designers, and get to work. DIY not your thing? Don’t worry! We found 7 online stores that feature gorgeous cheap wedding invitations to match any wedding theme and budget, below. You’ll be waiting for RSVPs in no time!
The Paperless Post
Forget the cost of actually buying the invitations, postage stamps and printer ink can easily double the amount of money you pour into your invitations overall. Precisely why it’s becoming more and more common to email your wedding invitations, and with sites like thepaperlesspost.com, creating stunning and elegant email invitations has never been easier or more affordable. The invitations on this site are beautiful, and feature designs for every bride-to-be’s taste. Many of the wedding invitations on the site are free to download, customize, and send out via email. For an additional cost, you can select invites by famous designers, (including Rifle Paper Co., Vera Wang, and Kate Spade). Keep in mind that many of their designs are offered digitally and in print — so you could order printed invitations and matching envelopes to send to your more traditional guests (i.e. grandparents) while sending an email invitation to your more tech-savvy friends and family members.
Cost: Starting at $15 for unlimited invitations
Etsy is a bride-to-be’s dream site when it comes to cheap wedding invitations, programs, thank you cards, and everything in between. The site is a marketplace for local artists, designers, and creators of all kinds, with a huge selection of handmade invitation options. You can choose from inexpensive digital downloads or order custom invites printed and shipped to your door. DigiArt Designs and The Spring Rabbit are just two examples of shops offering beautiful digital download invitations for only $15-$20. You customize the invitation by communicating with the shop owner and once you’ve approved a proof, you’re provided with a high resolution PDF that you can use to print invitations at home, or take to a local printing shop. Either way, you can have as many invites printed as you want once you have the PDF file! While you’re on Etsy, check out their custom address stamps, which come in handy when sending out anything in your wedding timeline.
Cost: Starting at $147 for 50 invitations
Minted is the most expensive on this list, but when it comes to beautiful, handcrafted wedding invitations from independent designers, you end up paying a fraction of the price you would from a boutique store in the end. Styles range from classic to modern, with an array of added embellishments, luxe paper (including an eco-friendly option), and letterpress printing. The best part is that you work directly with the designer to make sure everything is exactly the way you want before printing, and associates are on hand to help with wording, invitation etiquette, and any other questions you may have.
See our 15 favorite Minted Wedding Invitations here.
Cost: Starting at $15-$30 for 50 invitations
Don’t knock the big box until you’ve checked their online inventory. Walmart.com offers a large selection of affordable wedding invitation packages, most of which are “print-your-own” kits with excellent customer reviews. And with some lovely choices like these elegant gold dots and these pretty pressed floral sleeves at $15-$25 for a 50 pack, you can afford to mess up a few while you figure out your printer.
Cost: Starting at $26 for 50 invitations
The pride of every business owner everywhere, Vistaprint.com practically pioneered and revolutionized the create-your-own anything when it comes to printing words on paper – and they don’t come up short when it comes to wedding invitations, save the dates, thank you cards, and any other printed materials you may need while planning your wedding. Just like their other products, they make customizing and designing your invitation incredibly easy, with prepared templates that look fantastic. I love this simple starry night invitation and this artsy typography invite. When you’re done customizing, you simply place your order and pay online. If you are going to go the traditional route of mailing every invitation, Vistaprint is one of the cheapest options for customizing and ordering the invitations in a finished format.
Cost: Anywhere from $25-$100 for 50 invitations
Similar to Vistaprint, Zazzle.com allows you to customize your own wedding invitation from thousands of templates and order the finished product. You’ll find invitations on Zazzle to match any wedding theme, from elegant floral to snazzy art deco. Almost as large as their selection of templates is their price range, which starts around $25 and goes all the way up to $100 or more for 50 invites.