I made my own wedding invitations for under £100, and I wanted to share with you how I managed it.
There are so many things to consider when planning a wedding. Wedding invites are one of those expensive necessities, but really it’s just some paper with information about the time and date of your wedding. You can get some truly stunning wedding invites for around £3.50 per invite. But I did my wedding invitations for under £100, 97p per invite, and I think they look equally as lovely.
I found a design that I liked and asked my sister to create it for me. They only took her a couple of days, and she was happy because I paid her with wine. I’m sure this is the sort of thing you can do yourself too. If you have access to software such as Photoshop or similar, you could design your own simple invites. Mine were very simple, as that’s the way I wanted them. We chose traditional wording.
You can see that they’re on an off-white background with no other decoration. They’ve been printed on really thick, matt card.
Along with the invites, I included one information slip that has directions from the church to the venue. The slip includes the phone numbers of local hotels and taxi companies, and a small poem that explains what we would like as a wedding present.
There is an RSVP card with our mobile numbers on. It also asks guests to tell us of any dietary requirements and a song choice.
Gluing and Sticking
The main invitation and all the extra slips are being tied together with ribbon the colour of our bridesmaids dresses. It was only 29p per metre from Hobbycraft.
We were having a small dilemma about what to tie the ribbon together with. I was very conscious of our invitations looking too homemade. I considered tying a bow but thought it would look messy. Instead I found these stunning bows on Etsy that have stickers on the back. I wrapped the ribbon round and secured it by sticking the bow over the seam.
This is the finished result: simple, elegant, and the yellow ribbon adds a splash of Spring colour too.
The total came in at £88 for 90 invites. So, there you have wedding invitations for under £100!
Did you DIY your invites or pay for a company to do them for you? Were you happy with them?