Preparing your invites can be a surprisingly expensive aspect of your wedding. It can set you back a few thousand dollars if you are going for grandeur. Most couples prefer having a physical copy of the invite because they may want to hang on to it for future memories. When either you or a wedding tent rentals Toronto expert is preparing your invitations, the cost depends on:
- The type of paper used
- The level of artistry you want
- The number of cards you want printed
However, the main expense boils down to the avenue you chose.
Wedding Designers: Wedding designers have a wide range of templates and know the most popular types of wedding invitations couples like to use. You will get the best available quality and service. However, this comes at a price. A well established wedding tent rentals Toronto store will charge around 1000 dollars per 100 invites, this can go up to as much as 3000 dollars. If you are looking to invite a few hundred people, this will set your budget back a couple of notches.
Stationary Store: The second option is to use a stationary store. Stationary stores always have promotions and seasonal discounts you can take advantage of. Another benefit is that they have experience making different kinds of invitations. So you have a greater pool of ideas being thrown into the hat. If you are using a large stationary store, they may have several designers. So again, there are multiple brains with a multitude of ideas that you can pick and choose from. It is also cheaper than using a specialized wedding designer. Again depending on the type of paper and other common factors, each card can cost between 5 to 7 dollars. Now both the wedding designer and the store have different rates if you have them post it. Have a look at how much they charge and see if it will be more beneficial to mail it yourself. If you have a small guest list, you can have wedding invitations that are beautiful yet affordable.
Online Invitation: The third option is to use online designers. A recent survey showed that 70% of guests do not mind receiving a wedding invitation online. Only 3 out of 10 people think that a wedding invitation should be a hard copy. You can use this to trim your costs. You will still have access to a professional graphics designer and you can get as many as 300 invites done for a 1000 dollars. The last path to take is the do-it-yourself invite. The cost behind this depends completely on you. If you have a friend who is a graphics designer, you can take their help, you get to pick the type of paper yourself and handle the duty of postage. If you are looking to pour most of the budget into the wedding, you can opt for the DIY online version. If you know someone who is fairly competent with graphics, take their help and just send out a few hundred invites at the bare minimum of cost. This may sound tacky but as mentioned before, the majority of your guests do not really care and you have more to spend on the wedding.
Going with a do-it-yourself online invitation saves you the most on your wedding invitations. You can also hire a professional graphics designer that is also an affordable option. It is always a good idea to have a few printed copies for elderly guests and of course, one for you to frame and hang on the wall.
Then again, you might want a few hundred, gold embroidered papyrus invitation cards, if so, it will send you back a few bucks.