9 of the Best Places to Find Cheap Wedding Invitations

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These custom envelopes are free on Minted!

Depending on your priorities, your wedding invitations can be on the top or bottom of your wedding budget. The good news is there are so many great options for cheap wedding invitations that you don’t have to sacrifice quality for a lower price.

Ever since I started this wedding website way back in 2009, I’ve had the chance to physically review A LOT of wedding invitation manufacturers, from high end to “low end” (aka cost-effective). And honestly, if you’ve been invited to weddings before, chances are you’ve gotten to review a lot of wedding invitations as well. In fact, next time you get one in the mail, take a peak at the back to see where it was made, and note what you like and don’t like about it.

For instance, I’m a stickler for paper weight, which can add money to your wedding invitation budget. Same goes for foil and even letterpress. While those embellishments used to cost thousands of dollars (and some still do!) there are so many great places that offer them for a much less expensive price.

We rounded up 9 of our favorite places to shop for cheap wedding invitations online, and have had the chance to sample invitations from each store. We’ll get into the overview of each option as well as the average pricing for each, below, but here’s a quick overview first:

Now, let’s get into each option!

1. Zola

Cost: Free digital Save the Dates; from $49 for 50 printed Save the Dates, and $99.50 for 50 invitations

What would we do without Zola?! They have one of the best wedding registries, amazing free wedding websites with gorgeous templates, and a line of matching wedding paper for your Save the Dates (as well as free digital Save the Dates), invitations, menus, thank you cards, and more. Plus, having all of these planning tools in one place makes the process SO much easier. 

But the thing is, we would shop their invites even if they didn’t have all those helpful options. Their invitation designs (which you can match to your wedding website) range from rustic and casual to bold, modern, and formal. They also offer a seamless online experience as well, with the ability to print a QR code on all your invites that will link directly to your wedding website. 

They also make the process of customizing your invitation super easy. First, browse through hundreds of their designs to find the perfect one. If you want to change the wording, font size, or even upload a photo you can do it using their intuitive builder. 

Next, you can create your guest list SUPER fast using their free guest list manager. When you’re ready to send your invites (delivered to you with free shipping within 10 days), Zola’s tool will seamlessly address all your invitations for free. All you have to do is sit back and relax as it helps track your RSVPs, meal preferences, and plus ones. Anything that helps make planning easier is a big winner for us!

2. Joy

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‘Lush Paradise’ invites from Joy

Cost: Free for unlimited digital invites; from $132 for 50 printed invitations

While Joy started off as one of our favorite free wedding websites, they’ve expanded to be so much more than that. Not only do they have one of the most user-friendly guest-list managers we’ve found, but they’ve since added a wedding registry and digital + printed wedding invites to their arsenal. You can now choose from hundreds of free digital and printed Save the Dates, invites, and ecards, which can match your Joy site or be completely customized.

Once you add your guest list you can send an unlimited number of digital invites and messages at no cost, which is a great, eco-friendly option (not to mention cost-effective) if you need to send guests important updates. They also make it super easy to add your wedding website url, password, and registry links right on the invites. Looking for something more traditional? Joy offers matching printed invitations through paperlust and paperculture as well.

3. Minted

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‘Vine+Pen’ invitation suite from Minted

Cost: $175 for 50 classic 5×7 invitations

Minted might be one of the more expensive options 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 can submit design requests to an associate, who can also help you with wedding invitation wording, invitation etiquette, and any other questions you may have.

While their classic invitations start at $175 for 50, If you’re looking to save even more, Minted recently introduced “all-in-one” invites, which are super cool. Basically, it’s an envelope, invite, and RSVP postcard all in one. With pricing starting at $185 for 50, this is a unique, affordable option that helps you save because you don’t have to add the price of an RSVP card. They’re also offering free custom envelopes with a white, all-script font that literally looks like a professional calligrapher designed them.

See our 10 favorite Minted Wedding Invitations here.

4. Etsy.com

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‘Eucalyptus’ invitation suite from TwistedStationery

Cost: Starting at $10 for unlimited digital 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.

, VineWedding are just a couple of the shops offering beautiful digital invitation templates for only $9-$12+. 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! If you’re looking for invites that are already printed for you, shops like TwistStationery (pictured above) offering completed suites with sale prices ranging from $120+ for 50 invites. While you’re on Etsy, check out their custom address stamps, which come in handy when sending out anything in your wedding timeline.

5. Walmart.com

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Marble Matrimony by Aperion invites at Walmart

Cost: Starting at $30 for 60 invites

Don’t knock the big box until you’ve checked their online inventory. Walmart.com offers a large selection of cheap wedding invitations, starting at $39 for 60 invites with envelopes. They have some lovely choices like this classic calligraphy invitations and these pretty gold marbled invites at $45 for 60 (pictured above), that may also be available for same-day delivery. Score one for procrastinators.

6. The Knot

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‘Storybook Filigree’ invitation suite from The Knot

Cost: Starting at $110 for 50 invitations

The Knot recently launched their line of wedding invitations, and we are so happy they did! In addition to some great designs, they’re offering several promotions which will help you save. Valid on purchases through the end of the year, they’re offering free reprints if you need to change your date. They’re also partnering with American Forests and planting a tree (with a $1.00 donation) with every stationery purchase. You can also choose three free samples before committing to an invitation design.

In terms of designs, they have over 300 to choose from, and you can also coordinate them with a matching wedding website.

7. Vistaprint.com

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Custom wedding invite from Vistaprint

Cost: Starting at $50 for 50 invitations with envelopes

The pride of DIY business owners everywhere, Vistaprint.com practically pioneered and revolutionized the create-your-own anything when it comes to printing – and they don’t come up short when it comes to cheap 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 flowery 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.

8. Zazzle.com

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Rustic woodcut invitation from LD Design Loft on Zazzle

Cost: Starting at $25 for 50 invitations with envelopes

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 cheap wedding 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.

9. Paperless Post

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‘Floating Floral’ invitation from Paperless Post

Cost: While some basic designs are free, you will need to pay to send many of their wedding invitation designs, starting at $0.20/each.

It’s not always the cost of the invitations that pushes you over the edge. Postage stamps and printer ink can easily double the amount of money you pour into your invitations overall. Which is why it’s becoming more and more common to email your wedding invitations. With sites like paperlesspost.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 even kate spade new york).

With that said, several of the options listed above (like Minted, Zola, and Joy) also offer free digital invites, so paying to send digital invites with a site like Paperless Post might not make as much sense as it did a few years ago.

In terms of pricing, they use “coins” for their paid versions. So for instance on this designer invite, it will cost 2 coins per recipient. So if you’re inviting 100 guests, you would need 200 coins, which you can buy as part of a package:

Paperless Post Pricing

  • 25 Coins for $12.00 ($0.40 each)
  • 100 Coins for $22.00 ($0.22 each)
  • 200 Coins for $35.00 ($0.18 each)
  • 400 Coins for $58.00 ($0.15 each)
  • 1000 Coins for $115.00 ($0.12 each)

For 100 guests, that would be $35. And even if digital invites aren’t always what you want for a wedding invite, they are a great option for an elopement, rehearsal dinner, or even a Save the Date.

Also, 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.

Still have questions? These are the most common questions we get from couples on wedding invitations…

What is the average cost of 100 wedding invitations?

According to a recent survey we did on wedding invitation cost, couples are spending $400-$500 on average for wedding invitations. To test this, however, we recently priced out wedding invitation suites on a popular website, and the cost was just over $1,000 for 100 save the dates and wedding invites with RSVP cards and envelopes.

What is the cheapest way to make DIY wedding invitations?

The most affordable way to DIY your wedding invites at home is to use a free design software like Canva, and print them yourself. Just be sure you get the right paper, which you can read more about in our guide to printing your wedding invites at home.

Is it cheaper to buy wedding invites or make them?

In our experience we’ve found that unless you are an experienced designer, it can often be cheaper to buy your wedding invitations. That’s because there are often costly mistakes that can be made that non-professionals might not know about, which can result in a loss of paper and not to mention your time.

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  1. says: Annie

    Definitely this shop, ya’ll! We’ve gotten all our Invitations/Save-the-Dates/accessories from them, plus our Christmas cards! Wonderful small business and excellent customer service.